Black Belt Graduation
Saturday, June 24th at 11:30am
About the Graduates
2nd Degree All-Star Black Belts
Chase Asmus - 2nd Degree Black Belt
My name is Chase Asmus and I am 13 years old, I am in 7th grade at ray middle school . I really like to go fishing with my family, skiing, playing lacrosse and playing guitar. My lacrosse team was undefeated this season. I have been liking school and I am excited to go into 8th grade. I have been training with Team Feidt for 5 ½ years and I am super excited to get my second degree black belt.
Josie Pennock - 2nd Degree Black Belt
Hi, I’m Josie Pennock. I am thirteen years old and a seventh-grader at Central Square Middle School. I have been training at Team Feidt for five years. I train with my dad, a brown belt, and my sister Ellie, a yellow belt. My other sister, Charlotte, earned her black belt in June 2022. The dojo is my happy place and I love training with the friends I’ve made throughout my time here. At school my favorite subject is math. I also am a Girl Scout. I enjoy spending time outdoors, drawing, reading, and playing Minecraft, sometimes with (or without) my siblings.
Molly Primrose - 2nd Degree Black Belt
My name is Molly Primrose. I am 13 years old and just finished 7th grade at Ray Middle School in Baldwinsville. I have been training at Team Feidt since December of 2017. My twin brother, Owen, is also achieving his 2nd Degree Black Belt this cycle as well, and my mom is currently a brown belt in the program. I play violin in my school orchestra and I love doing it. I also enjoy swatting karate classes and hope for more opportunities to teach after graduation. I am thankful for the
support from all the Team Feidt coaches and instructors who helped me meet my goals. I have enjoyed being a leader and working with this team and I am excited to get my 2ndDegree Black Belt!
Owen Primrose - 2nd Degree Black Belt
My name is Owen Primrose. I am 13 years old and finishing 7th grade at Ray Middle School in Baldwinsville. I have been training at Team Feidt for 6 years and my twin sister, Molly, is also receiving her 2nd degree Black Belt this cycle. My mom
trains at the dojo and is currently a brown belt. I have been a Boy Scout for 7 years and do it with Chase who is also earning a new rank. I play the cello, and I recently finished my first season running track for my school. I ran the 1500 meter and threw discus. I am excited to be receiving my new rank.
1st Degree Black Belts
Julia Davis - 1st Degree Black Belt
Hello, I'm Julia and I have been doing karate since I was 8 years old. I started when I was in 2nd grade. Now I'm in 6th grade and turning 13 in September. When I am not in the dojo I do marching band. I play the trumpet. Recently, I marched in Jordan Elbridge and Baldwinsville memorial day parades. I also love hanging out with my friends in my neighborhood. I enjoy school, drawing, and Demon Slayer (Anime). I also have two family members in the dojo. You might already know my uncle, Sensei McGarvey! He is a 4th degree black belt and loves teaching his students. I also have a cousin named Ben. He is a high-red belt. I would also like to say Thanks to my mom, Shannon Brinkman and all the hard work she has put in to bring me to my classes and runs. My goal is to work towards my second degree black belt and do fight camp. I think if I try hard, I can succeed!
Andrew Derrigo - 1st Degree Black Belt
Hello, my name is Andrew Derrigo. I am 10 years old, and I am from Liverpool, NY. I go to school at Morgan Road Elementary and I am in fifth grade. I live with my mom and dad and three cats, Sunshine, Lucky and Littles. I also have an older brother, Tony, who lives in Nashville, TN.
I started karate when I was 6 years old through my school program at Elmcrest Elementary. Outside of karate I play soccer and the trumpet. I have an A average in school which I am very proud of. A goal that I have other than achieving my Black Belt is to become a professional soccer player. I know it takes a lot of work, but it is something I love to do.
Some of my favorite music artists are Eagles, Nirvana, and Bruno Mars. I love the outdoors, karate, swimming, riding my bike, running, drawing, and playing sports. I especially enjoy helping and encouraging others to do their best in the dojo, in my classroom or on the playing field.
Brayden Earle - 1st Degree Black Belt
My name is Brayden Lawrence Earle. I am 10 years old and in 4th grade at Michael A Maroun Elementary in Phoenix. I am a very active kid. My favorite sport (after karate) is baseball. I am a pitcher in the Phoenix Little League. Other sports that I like to play with my school are basketball, and track. When not playing on a team I like to run and go swimming with my family. I also like hiking mountains in the Adirondacks with my family. We all go to Lake Placid every year and hike different mountains. When I am just relaxing at home I like playing outside with my sister and our two dogs. I also like doing flips on the trampoline with my sister. I like watching sports too. My family loves going to sports games together. My sister, cousins and I grew up in the Dome, as season ticket holders for SU lacrosse. We've gone to Bills football games. I even went to a Philadelphia Phillies game last summer!
Grace Millet - 1st Degree Black Belt
My full name is Grace Leilani Millet. I am 12 years old. I moved here from Hawaii when I was just a baby. I have an older sister, Maya. She is a 1st degree black belt and yellow belt in Krav Maga. This year I participated in a school play, Peter Pan. I was a pirate named Jukes. It was a lot of fun. Before I got serious about karate, I did dance for 2 years and gymnastics for 4 years. Once I started karate, and began achieving higher level belts I dedicated myself to achieving my black belt. I sing in the chorus at school. We have two concerts a year. I also had a group holiday performance at Funk N waffles with my friends. In addition, I recently had 3 solos at a father daughter mass. I have a 2 year old black lab named Ozzy. I used to raise hermit crabs but they all passed away. I had 9 of them. I also used to have worms but I have grown out of that. Other animals I have had were hamsters, frogs and lizards.
Nebolise Nwaezeapu - 1st Degree Black Belt
My name is Nebolise Nwaezeapu, I am currently a high-red belt who will be graduating June 24th. In my family, my sister is also a high-red belt that will be graduating in June. Outside of the dojo, I'm an 8th grader who goes to Morgan Road Middle School. I am in my school’s French Club, I am in our National English Honor Society and I also did Track & Field and Swimming last year. This year I won my school’s French and Robotics awards along with being in honors. Next year, I will be attending Liverpool High School as a 9th grader.
Nneamaka Nwaezeapu - 1st Degree Black Belt
My name is Nneamaka Nwaezeapu and I am a graduating senior at Liverpool High School. Next year, I will be attending the University at Albany to study Psychology and Human Biology. My brother and I have been training at Team Feidt for almost 4 years. Similarly, I have been an active member of my church choir at Pope John XXIII since 2019. At school, I am part of the Global Exchange Club and UNICEF Unite Club as well as the Student Coalition on Race and Equity. This year, I was also one of Liverpool School District’s student liaisons for the Board of Education. I am very excited to be advancing to the rank of Black Belt and I’m very proud of our candidate team!
Mia Znaczko - 1st Degree Black Belt
Outside of karate I enjoy hanging out with friends and family. I enjoy running with the team. I have a brother and sister that I like to spend time with. I also love animals and recently rescued a dog from Seventh Heaven dog rescue. I like to teach him new tricks and exercise with him. I am lucky to have a big family that supported me throughout my black belt journey. I started karate in 4th grade with my best friend Grace and I am excited to be graduating to our black belts together.