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.
Ojard becomes state’s youngest Haidong Gumdo black belt