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My name is Cristina Marie Font, I’m 13 years old and currently going for my 1st degree black belt.  I was born in Pembroke Pines, Florida on July 10, 2000.  My mom’s name is Odalys Font and my dad’s name is Pedro Font (also known as Sensei Font).  My mom was born in New York of Cuban descent and my dad was born in Puerto Rico.  This makes me a proud Cuba-Rican!

 

I come from an extremely strange family because every single person in my family is just as weird, or weirder than I am.  For example, when I was about 1 year old, I went to my cousin’s birthday party at Miami Metro Zoo.  When I was there, a zookeeper was holding a yellow python, and I tried to eat it, headfirst.  Later that day, I tried to eat a baby alligator with it’s mouth taped shut.  At that time, I believe my favorite food were scaly reptiles J.

 

I am a full and devout Christian, and I go to church at Christ the Rock Community Church.  I volunteer in the kindergarten classroom at the church.  I am applying to serve at the youth ministry for people in 6th grade through seniors in high school.  I would like to work at the technician’s table because, for anyone that knows me well, I am a geek.

 

When I am older, I would love to work as a S.W.A.T team member.  I love working with all sorts of weapons, whether it be pepper spray or a sniper.  I don’t enjoy having to kill people occasionally, but I do find it extremely intriguing to work in the law enforcement business.

 

Why I think I deserve my 1st degree black belt 

I think I deserve my 1st degree because I work hard and always try to do my best.  Even when I’m in pain, I still try to complete what I was doing at the moment.  I may make mistakes sometimes, but all that proves is that I’m human and not a robot (like Sensei Carlos says).  Making mistakes still gets me upset sometimes.

 

What My 1st Degree Black Belt Means to Me 

My 1st degree black belt means that I’ve worked hard for a long time now, since I’m still pretty young and already one of the higher ranks in the academy.  I feel that the belt isn’t just made of cloth, but its also made of all my blood, sweat, and tears, showing just how hard I worked to earn this belt of such high standards so early in my life.

 

The Price I am Willing to Pay 

I am willing to give it my all, all the time for this belt.  My health doesn’t matter to me, when it comes to me and this belt.  I will do whatever it takes to be able to earn this belt, and not feel like I don’t deserve it.

 

My Living Heroes 

My living hero is my dad, because he has accomplished so much after I was born.  I’m very proud of him and want to be just like him when I’m older.  I want to be able to be just as successful as he is right now.  He has the ability to mix having fun with knowing when it’s time to work.  He always puts 110% in everything he does.  He’s my hero, not only because he’s my dad, but also because he’s a great role model for anyone seeking to do the right thing at all times, even though he does make mistakes sometimes. 
 
My Deceased Heroes 

My deceased hero is my uncle who passed away recently.  He taught me how to be happy in every situation, no matter how stressful.  He has always been smiling, even when he was in the hospital.  Although I’m not always smiling, I’m still happy and bubbly most of the time, just like Tio Ismael.

 

My Goals 

Physical

My physical goal is to be able to do perfect push-ups and to have, at least, some abs.  I also want to eat with more control, instead of over eating all the time.

Mental

My Mental goal is to be able to have at most, 1 “b” on my report card this coming year.

Spiritual

My spiritual goal is to be able to come closer to God than ever.  I want to be able to lead my friends towards Him.

Emotional

My emotional goal is to be able to control my anger better, instead of acting upon it.