The smile on Master Mehrdad's face couldn't be any bigger after some of his younger students were put through a grueling set of tasks on Feb. 4, to see if they could proceed to the next level of mastery in the world of martial arts.
That's the conclusion we came to after checking out Mehrdad's Facebook page. There, he posted 40 nice photographs of the students being put through their paces, plus shots of them smiling after they won their various belts.
But don't believe us. Check it out for yourself - the high kicks, the stances, the blows, the belt ceremony, the group shot afterward.
It's not easy getting those belts at Master Mehrdad's Martial Arts. Maybe it's because Mehrdad Khan Moayedi (his full name) is a martial arts master, having received training from grandmasters in the Far East and Asia.
Here, black belts aren't granted until a disciple is at least 16.