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LLLEARNER
Brown Belt
Brown Belt

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

PostPosted: Tue May 08, 2018 9:05 pm    Post subject: I have a new belt to break in Reply with quote

I earned my promotion to blue belt tonight.

A month and a half ago or so, our sensei asked us what our karate goal for the year was. I wanted a goal that will make me work. I could have said blue belt, but I knew we were not far from the next grading. So, I chose green belt by year end. For us, yellow to green is 2 promotions. I am not really belt chasing, I just know I work better with goals.

I normally wear a size 6 belt. My new one is size 5. When Sensei offered to change it out, I told him it is a weight loss goal now. It fits, but does not hang like I prefer.

Unfortunately, the girl spawn came down with strep throat and could not make the grading tonight for her stripe.

Most of the work will have to be during summer vacation as I have 1 more semester of school. So now the hard work with new material begins.

I also have my college graduation Saturday for Managerial Accounting and a second major in Finance. Fall grads walk the previous spring. That makes it like winning the booby prize. Here is an empty folder, now come back next semester.

It has been a good month.
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Lupin1
KF Sempai
KF Sempai

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

PostPosted: Wed May 09, 2018 4:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nice! Congrats on the promotion and on the (early) graduation!

Lots of work ahead, to be sure, but you got this!
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LLLEARNER
Brown Belt
Brown Belt

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

PostPosted: Wed May 09, 2018 7:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Lupin1 wrote:
Nice! Congrats on the promotion and on the (early) graduation!

Lots of work ahead, to be sure, but you got this!



It seems like no matter what goals I set there is more work on the other side.
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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

Awesome news!
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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 12:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Congrats!
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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 12:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Congratulations lllearner!
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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 2:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Now you're talking; congrats LLLEARNER!!



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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

This is wonderful! Congrats!
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DWx
KF Sensei
KF Sensei

Joined: 17 Jan 2007
Posts: 6125
Location: UK
Styles: Tae Kwon Do & Yang family Tai Chi

PostPosted: Fri May 11, 2018 2:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Congratulations!
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MatsuShinshii
Black Belt
Black Belt

Joined: 15 Aug 2016
Posts: 1423
Location: Kentucky
Styles: Machimura Suidi Rokudan, Ryukyu Kenpo, Kobudo, Judo

PostPosted: Fri May 11, 2018 3:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Congrats!
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