Josiah Cox advances to Shodan Black Belt

Pictured from left: Sensei Jordan Gill, Sensei Josiah Cox, Master Sensei Bill Matteson and Sensei Matt Benware. Submitted Photo.

Sensei Josiah Cox advanced to his Shodan Black Belt on Wednesday, Feb. 5 at The Family Martial Arts Center in Fredonia. Sensei Cox has been part of The Family Martial Arts Center programs for over 10 years. He began as a Little Dragon at age 6. With his growth in the Martial Arts, he had advanced in to the next level of youth karate.

Through the years Sensei Cox has learned several aspects in the Karate knowledge from confidence, balance, self control, advanced movements and techniques to be a leader with instructing class and many other aspects.

Currently, Sensei is a sophomore at Dunkirk High School. He has the goal to attend college after graduation.

Sensei Cox is the son of Teadora and Jonathin Cox from Dunkirk.

“We are so proud of Sensei Cox for all his accomplishments, growth and maturity,” said Master Sensei Bill Matteson.


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