As we all mocked the position Master Yao was in, a warning bell went off in my head.

“Alert! Alert! In the knee cap of the left leg, all help is needed to reduce the pain! Alert! Alert!”

Within three seconds, my worn-out left leg gave out underneath me, causing me to stumble in my pose.

“Ow!” I shouted out loud, causing Emily to turn and look at me with an “are-you-OK” look. Giving her the “OK” and regaining my balance with a burning sensation lingering in my leg, I pushed through.

“KICK!” Master Yao shouted over the deafening silence.

“I don’t know if I can do this…” I mumbled to myself.

Three, two, one, and BOOM! My leg was airborne. The pain drastically deserted my leg and left out into the open air. Even when the studio smelled like a stinky gym due to an excess amount off B.O., I survived. I was able to kick through the pain and show off my moves.

AUTHOR
Sadiyah A.
10th Grade

Boston & Beyond
Journal

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