Kristen Randolph : Black Belt – Check

October 9th, 2013 | By Marjie No Comments


Not many kids set ambitious goals when they are young and then work really hard to achieve them by the time they turn 10 years old, but that is exactly what Kristen Randolph did when she achieved her goal of earning a First Degree Black Belt.

Kristen, a fifth grade student at Oglethorpe Elementary School, has been taking classes at Barnett Tae Kwon Do since she was five years old.  She takes classes three times a week and also practices at home. Kristen likes learning how to defend herself but she also admits that she likes “beating up” on the boys as well.

Her teacher and trainer, Johnetta Barnett, says, “She is dedicated and awesome in her skills, especially her sparring and board breaking. You could say she is one in a million.” Kristen also points out that she has learned to follow the tenets of Tae Kwon Do which are Courtesy, Integrity, Perseverance, Self-Control, and Indomitable Spirit.

Kristen’s next goal is to train for her Second Degree Black Belt, which she can test for when she is 13.  In the meantime, she is also taking piano lessons, playing basketball, and planning to start playing softball. We have no doubt that she will achieve any goal she sets her mind to.

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