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Whisky147
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PostPosted: Fri May 05, 2017 4:44 am    Post subject: Got promoted :-) Reply with quote

Well I am a few weeks behind due to a brand new gorgeous little godson to fuss over but I had my first grading at my kung fu school a few weeks back and got promoted to white sash

Our instructor had pre warned myself and the other beginner that we would be grading sometime the start of April however it ended up being 'right let's do it now!' during class!

So typically all the techniques, moves, forms etc that we had just practised easily enough 5 minutes ago went right out the window just because the word 'test' was involved. haha bloody typical!

Happy to report that myself and fellow student passed fine and are now looking forward to the next stage of the journey

I've done gradings before where it was made out to be more of an event (tested infront of the other students/special day set aside for it) but I think the more relaxed/informal approach made it easier as I didn't have time to get nervous for it we just went and did it and then it was over with, job done!

What do you guys prefer? The informal style of gradings or the full ceremony/event gradings?


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PostPosted: Fri May 05, 2017 11:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Congrats on the birth of your godson Whisky and for your grading too

I've only ever done formal gradings and think I prefer this way as it puts pressure on you to do well.
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ashworth
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PostPosted: Fri May 05, 2017 1:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

congrats on the grading!!
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sensei8
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PostPosted: Fri May 05, 2017 6:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

DWx wrote:
Congrats on the birth of your godson Whisky and for your grading too

I've only ever done formal gradings and think I prefer this way as it puts pressure on you to do well.

I wholeheartedly agree with this!!



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Whisky147
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PostPosted: Mon May 08, 2017 3:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks folks, been a good year so far plus i've just got home from training so i'm on that post Martial Arts class buzz! haha

Hope you're all having a positive start to the week


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MatsuShinshii
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PostPosted: Mon May 08, 2017 4:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

sensei8 wrote:
DWx wrote:
Congrats on the birth of your godson Whisky and for your grading too

I've only ever done formal gradings and think I prefer this way as it puts pressure on you to do well.

I wholeheartedly agree with this!!




I agree as well.
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PostPosted: Mon May 08, 2017 7:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Double congratulations are in order!

As to your question, I prefer a more laid back testing environment, and not all the pomp and show. But that's just me.
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PostPosted: Fri May 12, 2017 6:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Congrats on the godson and the promotion, Whisky147!

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