Learning martial arts requires a lot of hard work and determination and it’s not every day that one earns a stripe in the sport. Recently, a man with cerebral palsy got his first stripe and he could not hold back his excitement. In a video posted on Reddit, Alex Mercado’s teacher can be seen telling everybody in the class, “Me and Mr. Alex, we do lessons every Friday.” He then tells Mercado, “Buddy, I’m super duper proud of you.” To which he responds, “I didn’t cry!” His teacher tells him, “I know you didn’t cry. You don’t cry in karate.” Mercado starts laughing. After which, his teacher begins to tie a white stripe he earned to his belt. Meanwhile, he tells him, “I’m so so proud of you, buddy. All the hard work you do. You deserve it.” Mercado becomes ecstatic and starts shouting. The 52-second video ends with the teacher hugging Mercado.
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