Nearly 50 students and their families from Kim's Black Belt Academy and Kyuki-Do Martial Arts of Elgin participated in their annual Earth Day event at Hawthorne Hills Nature Center in Elgin.
Each year, in honor of Earth Day, an afternoon of service is conducted by Kyuki-Do students.
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"Being a Black Belt, to us, means being a leader rather than a follower. We encourage that Leadership to be practiced at home, at school and in the community," explained Master Rick Steinmaier.
Students are encouraged to make the day a family event. Most families cannot dedicate an entire afternoon, but come out for the time they can allocate.
For more information about Kyuki-Do and community involvement, call (888) 250-8555.