My name is Ethan Ullrich and I am a 2nd degree black belt. I started karate when I was 5 years old. It’s the only thing I ever wanted to do. My goal was to get to my black belt. I grew up in a christian home. We went to church so I always had a relationship with God. I knew that when I needed him I could pray and he would be there to help me. When I was training for my 1st degree black belt test it was so hard. I had to train and workout several times a day. It was tough. I got to the where I wanted to give up. I thought I just couldn’t do it anymore. I prayed to God and asked him if this is what I was meant to do if he could give me the strength and the courage to go on. With his help I pushed through and reached my goal. I know that God listens to your prayers and helps you make it through the tough times in your life.