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BalkanDragon
White Belt
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Joined: 08 Dec 2020
Posts: 8

Styles: BJJ and Kanzen-Ryu

PostPosted: Mon Dec 14, 2020 8:11 am    Post subject: My journey has just begun! Reply with quote

Hello everyone!

First of all, I want to say a thousand thanks for this super amazing community! I'm brand new to this forum and it's exciting with all the discussions and educational content on the site!

My adventure and my journey has just begun! Yesterday Sunday 13th of December i graduated to 8th kyu yellow belt in Karate!

I'm super hyped and never been more motivated than I am now! My days are filled up with hard dedicated and focused training, and I am looking forward to many years of hard and developing training! What a journey it will be!

I just wanted to share a good story in these sad Covid-19 times.
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ashworth
Purple Belt
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Joined: 13 Nov 2006
Posts: 556
Location: UK
Styles: Kankoko No Ryu, shotokan, IJR Karate, Iaido

PostPosted: Mon Dec 14, 2020 8:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hello BalkanDragon! and welcome to the forum!

A great first post full of positivity! You are right, it's good to read positive stories in these troubled times!

Great to hear you are enjoying your journey so far! Well done on your yellow belt grading! A martial art journey is a gift that just keeps on giving!

Keep up the good work, I look forward to reading more about your journey
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aurik
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Joined: 08 Nov 2016
Posts: 146
Location: Denver, CO
Styles: Shuri-Ryu, Uechi-Ryu

PostPosted: Mon Dec 14, 2020 10:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Congratulations, BalkanDragon, and welcome to the forum! COVID won't last forever, but the skills and knowledge you gain in your MA journey can. You've got a potentially long journey ahead of you -- you'll have some days of frustration where you just don't think you can get a technique down, and you'll have some days where things just suddenly "click" and you go "A-HA". Keep in mind that the "A-HA" moments don't happen without the struggle, and they're so much more rewarding after the struggle.

Keep moving forward, and keep training!
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SLK59
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Joined: 05 Nov 2020
Posts: 50
Location: USA
Styles: Shotokan karate-do

PostPosted: Mon Dec 14, 2020 11:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Congratulations on your grading promotion, BalkanDragon!
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BalkanDragon
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Joined: 08 Dec 2020
Posts: 8

Styles: BJJ and Kanzen-Ryu

PostPosted: Mon Dec 14, 2020 12:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thank you so much everyone!

I know that the journey will be both exciting, educational but certainly also challenging! I have trained today, and I can see that the level of difficulty is increasing .. But how fun is it to learn if the level of difficulty is not progressive.

I look forward to posting even more stuff in here, and to becoming a part of the great discussions and topics!

I will simply enjoy the present and enjoy my journey! No need to hunt the belts! Learn, Be patient and enjoy the ride!
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bushido_man96
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Joined: 31 Mar 2006
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Location: Hays, KS
Styles: Taekwondo, Combat Hapkido, Aikido, GRACIE

PostPosted: Mon Dec 14, 2020 1:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That's a great attitude to have, BalkanDragon! Congrats on the first of many promotions, and welcome to KF!
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 14, 2020 11:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Welcome BalkanDragon! So glad to have you. Thanks for the kind words and congrats on the promotion.

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BalkanDragon
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Joined: 08 Dec 2020
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Styles: BJJ and Kanzen-Ryu

PostPosted: Tue Dec 15, 2020 4:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Fat Cobra
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Joined: 14 Jul 2018
Posts: 283
Location: Fort Drum, NY
Styles: Ryukyu Kempo

PostPosted: Tue Dec 15, 2020 7:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Congratulations, BalkanDragon, on the start of your Martial Arts journey. You will find it challenging and rewarding.

And welcome to the forums...

Karate no michi!
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BalkanDragon
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Joined: 08 Dec 2020
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Styles: BJJ and Kanzen-Ryu

PostPosted: Thu Dec 17, 2020 4:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thank you so much everyone!
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