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Fractured
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Joined: 24 Feb 2023
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Location: BC, Canada
Styles: Isshinryu

PostPosted: Tue Mar 14, 2023 9:07 pm    Post subject: Ni-Dan Grading Tomorrow! Reply with quote

Grading tomorrow - It's been a long time coming - still makes me nervous!
My Sensei had hung up his Gi, but he said he's putting it back on for me tomorrow night at the Dojo I've been training at. Super honored. It's going to be awesome.
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DarthPenguin
Pre-Black Belt
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Joined: 03 Dec 2021
Posts: 946
Location: Glasgow, Scotland
Styles: Shotokan, Judo, BJJ

PostPosted: Wed Mar 15, 2023 7:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Best of luck! Hopefully it all goes well and you smash it!
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Zaine
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Joined: 31 Aug 2005
Posts: 2298
Location: Dallas, TX
Styles: Matsumura-Seito, Shobayashi-Ryu, Shudokan, Long Fist, American Street Karate, Southern Mantis, HEMA

PostPosted: Wed Mar 15, 2023 8:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Good luck today! You're going to rock it!
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aurik
KF Sempai
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Joined: 08 Nov 2016
Posts: 529
Location: Denver, CO
Styles: Shuri-Ryu, Uechi-Ryu

PostPosted: Wed Mar 15, 2023 9:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm sure you've trained hard and well for this test. Go out there, do your best and let the results speak for themselves. Good luck!
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sensei8
KF Sensei
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Joined: 23 Feb 2008
Posts: 16472
Location: Las Vegas, NV
Styles: Shindokan Saitou-ryu [Shuri-te/Okinawa-te based]

PostPosted: Wed Mar 15, 2023 10:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Congrats on being selected for your Nidan Testing Cycle. Congrats also that your Sensei is donning his gi once again for this most auspicious moment. Don't worry about being nervous because any Testng Cycle takes care of itself; just do your best.

Good luck!!



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Fractured
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Joined: 24 Feb 2023
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Location: BC, Canada
Styles: Isshinryu

PostPosted: Thu Mar 16, 2023 12:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

It was a fantastic evening. Full of emotions and friends.
I know the gradings are supposed to push you to your limit, and I definitely was! After the class, I was presented with my beautifully put together nidan certificate signed by both my Sensei.

Then we went out for the traditional round of drinks

Have a great night everyone!
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Wastelander
KF Sensei
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Joined: 18 Oct 2010
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Location: Salem, IL
Styles: Shorin-Ryu, Shuri-Ryu, Judo, KishimotoDi

PostPosted: Thu Mar 16, 2023 8:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Congratulations!
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ashworth
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Joined: 13 Nov 2006
Posts: 707
Location: UK
Styles: Shotokan, IJR Karate, Iaido, Kobudo

PostPosted: Thu Mar 16, 2023 9:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Big congratulations on your Grading!
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DarthPenguin
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Joined: 03 Dec 2021
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Styles: Shotokan, Judo, BJJ

PostPosted: Thu Mar 16, 2023 9:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Congratulations, well done!
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aurik
KF Sempai
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Joined: 08 Nov 2016
Posts: 529
Location: Denver, CO
Styles: Shuri-Ryu, Uechi-Ryu

PostPosted: Thu Mar 16, 2023 9:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Congratulations, Fractured. If the testing pushed you to your limit, it was a good testing, indeed! Going forward I hope you can now push past your (old) limits and keep improving. Well-done.
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