Kevin shifted uncomfortably in the back of the car. It was less that ten minutes that he will be starting his karate test! Just calm down! he thought. You know everything you need to show Master! Don’t worry! But Kevin still worried. Will I pass my yellow belt test? What if I don’t? Will I have to retest? Would it be embarrassing? The more he thought, the more he worried. So he just decided to believe in himself and try his best.
When Kevin arrived at the karate studio, everyone was already there. “C’mon Kevin, your late!” the Master barked. Kevin scurried and put his bag in the corner of the room. Then he fixed his yellow belt and started warm up.
Everything went smoothly on the test. Kevin got everything right, but he chickened out a bit when he started rolling. Everything still turned out to be pretty fine.
“Okay, guys! Line up! Same order you came from! Quickly! Or else I’ll take marks off!” the Master yelled. Kevin went to the back row and stood, waiting for the next order. “Okay! Now that the test is over, Oh wow, really? Only six of my students past the test? Yeah, everyone will have to try harder. Anyway! everyone did fine, and the people who passed the test are…..” Kevin winced, prepared for the worse. “Okay! Congratulations, Marcus! You passed the test!” Master said proudly. The boy standing next to Kevin, Marcus, made a fist in the air and retrieved his blue belt. “Congratulations Cathy! You passed your white belt test! Now you’re officially yellow belt!” Everyone clapped. Kevin gulped. Will he pass the test? “Next! Kevin! Wow, you did a great job today! Now you passed your yellow belt test, you’re orange now! Congratulations!” Master gave Kevin his orange belt, and Kevin just stared down at it in amazement. He actually passed the test! Kevin hugged his orange belt. I passed! he thought. I passed! l know I will try harder next time. I will again pass my karate test!