The Edge Martial Arts in Stillwater recently promoted three students to the rank of first degree black belt following a thorough examination by owner, master instructor and seventh degree black belt Nathan Thorn.
Sterling Follis, Noah Harbinson and Johnathon Pohlen passed the black belt exam after demonstrating strength, flexibility, respect, focus, determination, concentration, endurance and agility at the level of martial arts excellence required to earn a black belt ranking at The Edge.
Follis, 11, has been training since he was 3 years old. Harbinson, 11, who joins his father in earning a black belt, has been training since he was 4 years old. Pohlen, 16, has been training for just two years, making him one of the fastest students to achieve the rank of black belt at The Edge.