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bushido_man96
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PostPosted: Mon May 13, 2019 7:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Patrick wrote:
Sorry to hear about your job, aurik! Glad your prospects sound great, though.

Patrick
Same, sorry to here about that. But its great that you've got interviews lined up, and hopefully you won't be out of the game for too long.

Congrats to your son on his tournament experience. They are a great time. My experiences with our tournaments have been opposite than yours here. The TKD tournaments our school has bee attending don't allow the kids to do head kicks anymore, not until they are 14 or something I think. Personally, I don't like it. It narrows the scoring area too much, and doesn't allow for the skill and strategy that head kicking allows. But at the same time, control needs to of paramount importance. I remember a time when both could be done.
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aurik
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Joined: 08 Nov 2016
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Location: Denver, CO
Styles: Shuri-Ryu, Uechi-Ryu

PostPosted: Fri Jun 07, 2019 10:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

So there is a lot of good news in my world right now. First of all, I start a new job on Monday. I was able to negotiate a 20% raise plus signing bonus over my last job, plus they are still paying me to another 7 weeks. I took the time off to, among other things, train a little weapons. Im now getting the hang oh Sushi no Kon. Id like to get good enough with that to compete in our next tourney this November.

Also, my son just passed his test for junior brown belt (sankyu-sho). This means he gets to move up to the next class early, and he can test for his full yellow belt (kukyu) at the first testing after his 7th birthday. Our sensei also says that kids who have earned their junior brown belts tend to advance through the program slightly faster than other kids their age.

The best part was that my wife was able to be at the testing. She cheered louder than any of the parents there, and you could see my son beaming with its pride at his accomplishment.
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 09, 2019 7:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

aurik wrote:
So there is a lot of good news in my world right now. First of all, I start a new job on Monday. I was able to negotiate a 20% raise plus signing bonus over my last job, plus they are still paying me to another 7 weeks. I took the time off to, among other things, train a little weapons. Im now getting the hang oh Sushi no Kon. Id like to get good enough with that to compete in our next tourney this November.

Also, my son just passed his test for junior brown belt (sankyu-sho). This means he gets to move up to the next class early, and he can test for his full yellow belt (kukyu) at the first testing after his 7th birthday. Our sensei also says that kids who have earned their junior brown belts tend to advance through the program slightly faster than other kids their age.

The best part was that my wife was able to be at the testing. She cheered louder than any of the parents there, and you could see my son beaming with its pride at his accomplishment.

Congrats on the new job!!

Great news all in all about the MA journey of both you and your son!! As well as your wife being present at the testing!!

You've much to be proud of!!



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bushido_man96
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 10, 2019 7:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I agree! It sounds like it was a good week!
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Joined: 16 Jan 2017
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Styles: Shukokai Shito Ryu, Goju Ryu, Aikido (Aikikai), Judo, Bujinkan Budo Taijutsu

PostPosted: Mon Jun 17, 2019 7:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Congrats on the new job!

Happy to hear the clouds are parting for the sun to shine upon your path again...
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 25, 2019 10:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Great news! Congrats on the new job, aurik. And to your son, as well. Thanks for the update!

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