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DWx
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 13, 2019 3:22 pm    Post subject: My first student grading to blackbelt Reply with quote

11 months after setting up my own school, I have my first student testing for blackbelt tomorrow

He was originally training with my old instructor but quit a few years ago as like me wasn't enjoying the atmosphere at the school. When I started my school he came back to training and I let him keep his 1st kup. After training with me 3 nights a week since September, he will test for his 1st dan tomorrow at our association's annual grading.
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 13, 2019 9:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Congrats, Danielle for having your first 1st Dan Testing Cycle!!

I, of course, remember when I was having my first Testing Cycle for one of my students for Shodan. It was a very proud moment for both of us....kind of hard to forget!!

Another one of your FIRSTS; many more to come!!

I wish your student and yourself the best success, now and in the future!!



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PostPosted: Tue Jul 16, 2019 9:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

That's awesome, Danielle! It'll be great to have a black belt around that can help you out, provide an example for your school, and all that good stuff!
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 16, 2019 1:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

He passed! And with the highest score on the day. He looked terrified all day but did a great job.

bushido_man96 wrote:
That's awesome, Danielle! It'll be great to have a black belt around that can help you out, provide an example for your school, and all that good stuff!


I'm lucky in that I already have a team of guys working with me. My sister a 3rd dan, a 2nd dan, then 5 other 1st dans who train and assist me in class. But always great to add another to the ranks.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 16, 2019 1:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Congrats to your student, you, and your dojang for him passing his 1st Dan!!



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PostPosted: Wed Jul 24, 2019 8:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

DWx wrote:
He passed! And with the highest score on the day. He looked terrified all day but did a great job.

bushido_man96 wrote:
That's awesome, Danielle! It'll be great to have a black belt around that can help you out, provide an example for your school, and all that good stuff!


I'm lucky in that I already have a team of guys working with me. My sister a 3rd dan, a 2nd dan, then 5 other 1st dans who train and assist me in class. But always great to add another to the ranks.


It sounds like your school is off to a good start!
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 25, 2019 3:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

bushido_man96 wrote:
DWx wrote:
He passed! And with the highest score on the day. He looked terrified all day but did a great job.

bushido_man96 wrote:
That's awesome, Danielle! It'll be great to have a black belt around that can help you out, provide an example for your school, and all that good stuff!


I'm lucky in that I already have a team of guys working with me. My sister a 3rd dan, a 2nd dan, then 5 other 1st dans who train and assist me in class. But always great to add another to the ranks.


It sounds like your school is off to a good start!

Yes going pretty well. But also a bit different too in some ways. I have the high grades but then everyone else is 7th kup or below so sometimes had coming up with lessons that cater for all.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 30, 2019 10:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Whoa, congrats Danielle! That's awesome.
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