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A good result

May 19th, 2005

As I mentioned a couple of posts down, I’ve become pretty blase about letters from journals, at least to the extent that getting a rejection doesn’t bother me in the slightest. But I still get excited about the results from my annual karate grading, and I’m happy to say the news is good. I was hoping to be promoted to 7th kyu, which would have given me a black tip for my blue belt. Since our Kancho (founder) doesn’t encourage you to grade unless he thinks you’re ready, I was reasonably confident, but still nervous[1]. But when the results were announced, I’d reached 6th kyu and a yellow belt. Standards in our style are pretty high, and I can’t imagine ever getting a black belt. But a year ago, I would have thought a yellow belt was unattainable.

If you live in Brisbane or the Gold Coast and would like to learn karate in a rigorous traditional style, but with a friendly and non-threatening, mixed-age and mixed gender group, give Seiyushin a try.

fn1. Another successful grading meant I won a bet, in which my forfeit would have been watching a Dragonball Z movie marathon. Deliverance!

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  1. Benno
    May 19th, 2005 at 12:43 | #1

    I would have thrown the grading just to watch a DBZ marathon.

  2. wilful
    May 19th, 2005 at 14:54 | #2

    oh my, dragonballZ. What did you get for winnning (beyond relief)?

  3. May 19th, 2005 at 20:03 | #3

    Benno, you are insane 😛

    Glad you suceeded, John, I wouldnt wish that fate on anyone :S

  4. md
    May 20th, 2005 at 02:01 | #4

    No journal editor is going to mess with you now. Bring it on!

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