Nationally recognized karate school, Family Self Defense Center, had the distinction of promoting 8 students to the rank of Black Belt on Sunday, August 4th. These new Sho-Dans joined over 75 Black Belts promoted during FSDC's 21 year history. Promoted to Adult Sho-Dan were: Scott Verhelle, Krithika Swaminathan, Tom Pospeshil and Zach Verhelle. Promoted to Jr. Sho-Dan-Ho were: Abhay Vora, James Takeshita, Abby O'Meara and Josh O'Meara. Congratulations to these students for reaching a huge milestone in their many years of martial arts training. They will be assisting in classes on Monday and Tuesday nights at the Novi Civic Center.