Black Belt Club LogoWhat is the Black Belt Club?

Al Lima’s Studio of Self-Defense has developed a specific program for character based on the ideal of Black Belt Excellence. The Black Belt Club is a very special group of students who have dedicated themselves to Black Belt Excellence. Black Belt Club members are all serious martial artists who have committed themselves to the goal of obtaining their Black Belt. They strive for excellence in all aspects of life, as well as developing their physical skills and knowledge of all aspects of the martial arts. They are Committed, Dedicated, Confident, Determined and Enthusiastic. They represent all the best qualities of what a Black Belt should be. They are the Black Belts and Instructors of the future, the core of the school and they best represent what AL Lima’s Studio of Self-Defense stands for.

Who can qualify for the Black Belt Club?

In order to be a member of the Black Belt Club you must be recommenced by an instructor. You must also meet some specific requirements based on your rank and age. Once you are recommended the chief instructor will set a date where a series of evaluations will be conducted to determine if you qualify for the advanced training in the Black Belt Club. If you qualify you will be invited to join the Black Belt Club.

How do I get recommended?

To qualify for the Black Belt Club a candidate must:

  • Have a set a target date for the Black Belt.
  • Attend classes on a regular basis.
  • Demonstrate the qualities of Black Belt Excellence in and out of school.
  • Have a high level of enthusiasm and dedication for the martial arts and school.
  • Must maintain “good” or above on their student progress report.
  • Must maintain an excellent attitude at all times.
  • Must meet all requirements of their present belt level.
  • Must memorize and abide by school oath and student code.
  • Must respect all school rules, martial arts customs and school etiquette.

What are the benefits of the Black Belt Club?

Black Belt Club Members are part of the inner core of the school and have several significant privileges.

  • Special Black Belt Club uniform.
  • Special Black Belt Club belt.
  • Special Black Belt Club patch.
  • Special Black Belt Club classes.
  • Special seminars and workouts for Black Belt Club members only.
  • Discounts on special events.
  • Discounts on pro shop purchases.

Black Belt Club members will have their Black Belt hung on the wall of the school with their name below their belt to help them stay focused on their goals.


In life it is important to strive to be the best you can be. Black Belt Club members have dedicated themselves to be the best they can be by setting a goal of Black Belt Excellence! They will set high standards at our school for all other students to follow. They will be respected and looked up to as leaders and outstanding examples of Black Belt Excellence! Set your goals high, work hard to achieve your goals, stay focused, believe in yourself, never give up and you will develop qualities that will last a lifetime. You will also be one of the few who has achieved a goal that many seek but only few achieve. You Will Have Earned The Title of “Black Belt”!

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