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nunopicado
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Joined: 09 Oct 2018
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Styles: Shotokan

PostPosted: Fri May 21, 2021 4:59 am    Post subject: KarateForuns 20th anniversary Reply with quote

Hello martial artists.

It's been a bit over two years since I was last here.
At the time, I had my belt for 3 months, a 10th kyu fresh out of my first tournament and with so much to learn.

Things change... Now I'm a 7th kyu (6th kyu by tomorrow, if everything goes well), and the way I figure, with much more to learn.

I've learned a lot, I've practiced a lot, and my motivation only grew.
Also, I changed a lot.

Since my last post, I was diagnosed with a type 3 herniated disc, and told by my doctor I had to quit karate (all physical activity, really). I was away for 3 months, then managed to slowly but surely get back, knowing now I have some limitations on what I can do, and learning to listen to what my body tells me.
I've learned to take it easy, both physically and mentally, and since I came back, I've entered a major national tournament, I've been helping the sensei teaching the youngsters, and overall, I've been an active member of my dojo, helping where I can, and having the time of my life on the process.

My last post was about how nervous I got in certain occasions, like a tournament or graduation.
I no longer get as nervous, but I'll admit, I still do a bit.

In this journey, I'm not alone.
My kid has been following the same path and we're having a blast working together on this.

So there it is, I took the opportunity to update my presentation on the 20th anniversary of the forum.

Congratulations to KarateForuns and everyone involved in its management.

By the way, wish me luck for tomorrow!

OSS
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Fat Cobra
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Joined: 14 Jul 2018
Posts: 304
Location: Fort Drum, NY
Styles: Ryukyu Kempo

PostPosted: Fri May 21, 2021 8:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

nunopicado, congratulations on your promotions in karate and welcome back to the forums.

Good luck in your future endeavors of you and your family in your martial arts journey. I look forward in hearing about your progress.

Karate no Michi!
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Wastelander
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Joined: 18 Oct 2010
Posts: 2549
Location: Phoenix, AZ
Styles: Shorin-Ryu, Shuri-Ryu, Judo, KishimotoDi

PostPosted: Fri May 21, 2021 9:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Congratulations, indeed, and welcome back!
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bushido_man96
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Joined: 31 Mar 2006
Posts: 28901
Location: Hays, KS
Styles: Taekwondo, Combat Hapkido, Aikido, GRACIE

PostPosted: Fri May 21, 2021 9:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Congrats, and welcome back! It's great to hear from you, and great to hear that you triumphed over your injury and got back into Martial Arts, and with your child, too!
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Patrick
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PostPosted: Fri May 21, 2021 9:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Welcome back, nunopicado! Thanks for the update! That's awesome how you've been able to navigate that challenge!

Good luck with the promotion. Please let us know how it goes.

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aurik
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Joined: 08 Nov 2016
Posts: 189
Location: Denver, CO
Styles: Shuri-Ryu, Uechi-Ryu

PostPosted: Fri May 21, 2021 7:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Welcome back! I understand what it is like to train through injuries. I have bulging discs in my lower back and arthritis in both knees. Iíve figured out what aggravates them and avoid those types of movements. It is all about trying to move forward in your training as best you can.
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sensei8
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Joined: 23 Feb 2008
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Location: Houston, TX
Styles: Shindokan Saitou-ryu [Shuri-te/Okinawa-te based]

PostPosted: Sat May 22, 2021 2:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Congrats to your promotion, nunopicado; welcome back!! Please take care of your back; train at your pace, and by all means, don't overdue it.



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

PostPosted: Sat May 22, 2021 3:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Congratulations nunopicadoand welcome back!
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nunopicado
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Joined: 09 Oct 2018
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Styles: Shotokan

PostPosted: Sat May 22, 2021 3:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thank you everyone.

My grading exam went well, I was feeling ready, and felt good doing it.
The examiner didn't mention any mistakes, and I was aware of none too (although sometimes it's harder to notice our own mistakes than it is for another person).
I should be getting the results in a couple of weeks, but I'm confident about it.


Now, work for the next stage begins.
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sensei8
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Joined: 23 Feb 2008
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Location: Houston, TX
Styles: Shindokan Saitou-ryu [Shuri-te/Okinawa-te based]

PostPosted: Sun May 23, 2021 9:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

nunopicado wrote:
Thank you everyone.

My grading exam went well, I was feeling ready, and felt good doing it.
The examiner didn't mention any mistakes, and I was aware of none too (although sometimes it's harder to notice our own mistakes than it is for another person).
I should be getting the results in a couple of weeks, but I'm confident about it.


Now, work for the next stage begins.

The next stage never ends. I wouldn't want it any other way.



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