Woodward North third-grader Ronak A. recently earned his black belt in Songahm Taekwondo after passing a three step test. Ronak completed a three-mile timed run, a written test, and six hours of traditional testing. Ronak started practicing Taekwondo at the age of 3.
Songahm Taekwondo is the style of martial arts practiced at ATA affiliated schools. Songahm means "Pine Tree and Rock." According to the organization, the term Songahm itself represents "Evergreen strength the year round, long life and a symbol of unchanging human loyalty" as represented by the pine tree and the rock.
Ronak is now working toward earning his second degree black belt.