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Ojard becomes state’s youngest Haidong Gumdo black belt

Lakeview Christian Academy fifth-grader Matteah Ojard became the youngest student in Minnesota to earn a black belt rank in the Haidong Gumdo discipline. Her brother, Josiah, was the previous record holder. The Ojard family is part of a very small group as only two schools in Minnesota teach that martial arts discipline. In addition to her brother, Matteah’s parents are also black belts in Haidong Gumdo.1 / 2
Ojard family: (front row, from left) Matteah and Rebekah Ojard; (back row) Amy, Josiah and Jacob Ojard.2 / 2