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Lupin1
KF Sempai
KF Sempai

Joined: 15 Dec 2009
Posts: 1603
Location: NH USA
Styles: Isshinryu

PostPosted: Tue May 08, 2018 7:35 pm    Post subject: I got promoted tonight! Reply with quote

I got promoted to nidan tonight! It's been almost two and a half years since I got my shodan. My training was a bit sporadic for awhile after shodan. I've been training and teaching very consistently for the past nine months, though, and I finally broke through!

Woo! I'm no longer considered a "new" black belt!

Next up-- official instructor certification!
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LLLEARNER
Brown Belt
Brown Belt

Joined: 10 Feb 2016
Posts: 687
Location: Central Maine

PostPosted: Tue May 08, 2018 8:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Congrats! Hard work pays off.
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Nidan Melbourne
KF Sempai
KF Sempai

Joined: 21 Aug 2013
Posts: 2202
Location: Melbourne, Australia
Styles: Goju-Ryu, BJJ, Balintawak Arnis

PostPosted: Tue May 08, 2018 9:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Congrats on the promotion. I always enjoy seeing these type of posts.

I remember being promoted to Shodan-Ho in 2008, then being promoted to Shodan in 2013.
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Wastelander
KF Sensei
KF Sensei

Joined: 18 Oct 2010
Posts: 2407
Location: Phoenix, AZ
Styles: Shorin-Ryu, Shuri-Ryu, Judo, KishimotoDi

PostPosted: Wed May 09, 2018 8:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Congratulations!
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Shorin-Ryu | 2010-Present: Nidan | Sensei: Richard Poage, Jeff Allred
Shuri-Ryu | 2006-2010: Sankyu | Sensei: Joey Johnston, Joe Walker
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mazzybear
KF Sempai
KF Sempai

Joined: 30 Oct 2013
Posts: 655
Location: Scotland.
Styles: Wado Kai

PostPosted: Wed May 09, 2018 10:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Congratulations!!!



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tallgeese
KF Sensei
KF Sensei

Joined: 04 May 2008
Posts: 6851
Location: McHenry County, IL
Styles: Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, Bujin Bugei Jutsu, Gokei Ryu Kempo Jutsu, MMA, Shootfighting, boxing, kickboxing, JKD, Pekiti Tersia Kali

PostPosted: Wed May 09, 2018 11:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Congrats!
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bushido_man96
KF Sensei
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Joined: 31 Mar 2006
Posts: 27678
Location: Hays, KS
Styles: Taekwondo, Combat Hapkido, Aikido, GRACIE

PostPosted: Wed May 09, 2018 12:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Congratulations!
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JR 137
KF Sempai
KF Sempai

Joined: 10 May 2015
Posts: 2350
Location: In the dojo
Styles: Seido Juku

PostPosted: Wed May 09, 2018 12:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Congratulations Devin!
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sensei8
KF Sensei
KF Sensei

Joined: 23 Feb 2008
Posts: 14301
Location: Houston, TX
Styles: Shindokan Saitou-ryu [Shuri-te/Okinawa-te based]

PostPosted: Wed May 09, 2018 2:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Devin, you did it....Nidan!! Congrats, Devin!!



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singularity6
Pre-Black Belt
Pre-Black Belt

Joined: 26 Jun 2017
Posts: 958
Location: Michigan
Styles: Jidokwan Taekwondo and Hapkido, Yoshokai Aikido, ZNIR Iaido, Kendo

PostPosted: Thu May 10, 2018 5:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Awesome news! Congratulations!
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