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Local Taekwondo teacher earns seventh degree black belt

Published: Oct. 21, 2020 at 12:28 PM CDT
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DOTHAN, Ala. (WTVY) - While most people start at a young age, Nathalie Bolduc didn’t begin her taekwondo journey until later in life when her son started taking lessons.

But now 26 years later, she’s accomplished something no other woman ever has in her ATA region.

Bolduc recently received her seventh degree black belt

A task that required years of training, competitions, and tests.

Despite reaching this high level, the Enterprise native has no plans on slowing down.

“Once you become a black belt, that’s not where it ends,” said Buldoc. “Where a lot of people think it ends. But that’s when the training really, really starts and that’s when you start you know mastering a few more skills that are different than when you’re a color belt. My dream was to become a master but I never thought it was attainable because at the time I was 31 and I thought by the time I’m a master I’ll be like 50 something. I thought maybe it’s not going to happen.”

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