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Video: 94-year-old man becomes oldest sixth-degree black belt ever


If you’ve been looking for some inspiration in your life, look no further than 94-year-old Indiana man Dr. Harlan Van Over.

According to the Evansville Courier & Press, Van Over began training in taekwondo at age 59. Van Over stuck with his training and studying and eventually became the oldest person to pass the test for a sixth-degree black belt in taekwondo.

Van Over passed his test at the ATA World Championships in Little Rock.

Per the American Taekwondo Association, the sixth-degree black belt testing — or Jhang Soo — is a series of 96 moves.

Here is Van Over putting his skills to the test:

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If that wasn’t impressive enough, Dr. Van Over doesn’t plan on stopping yet.

Should everything go according to plan for Van Over, he will be training and testing to become a Master Instructor at the 2017 World Expo in Kazakhstan.

It’s hard not to be impressed with this type of dedication and work ethic at this stage in life. It’s safe to say we can all afford to put down our phones, log off of “Pokemon Go” and hit the gym.

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