Custard earns 2nd degree black belt

Anthony Custard,15, center, of Marquette has tested and promoted to second degree black belt in the art of Soo Bahk Do. Shown with Custard are Master Kenny Swaffar of Detroit, left, and Master Carl Vonck, owner of Marquette Soo Bahk Do Academy. Custard, who has trained for 10 years, traveled to Merrillville, Ind., in May to test in front of a panel of Master Instructors. His test consisted of basic motions, forms, self-defense, weapon defense, sparring, and breaking. He was also required to submit a written essay and take an oral and written test.