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Zaine
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 20, 2024 4:26 am    Post subject: Nidan Reply with quote

Over the weekend, I attended a seminar hosted by the INKKS (an organization that our own Noah Legel helped found). It was a great seminar and I learned a lot. After the seminar, however, the board tested me for my nidan and I passed! We had been discussing a test for some time but I was surprised by them testing me after the seminar as we had not discussed that. I had been a Shodan for 16 years and this was a long time coming. I plan to focus on kobudo for my nidan curriculum as well as becoming more educated in history and theory.
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DarthPenguin
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Joined: 03 Dec 2021
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Location: Glasgow, Scotland
Styles: Shotokan, Judo, BJJ

PostPosted: Tue Feb 20, 2024 9:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Congratulations

Sounds very well deserved (and long overdue!). Which style did they grade you in (As i know you have rank in several!!)
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 20, 2024 11:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Congrats, Zaine; well deserved!!



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Zaine
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Location: Dallas, TX
Styles: Matsumura-Seito, Shobayashi-Ryu, Shudokan, Long Fist, American Street Karate, Southern Mantis, HEMA

PostPosted: Tue Feb 20, 2024 1:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

DarthPenguin wrote:
Congratulations

Sounds very well deserved (and long overdue!). Which style did they grade you in (As i know you have rank in several!!)


None in particular. I view this as a general nidan with a focus on the Matsumura-Seito parts of my training. All of the stuff that I was tested upon was from my Matsumura-Seito training.
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 20, 2024 2:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That's awesome! Congrats! Love the connection to Noah.
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Montana
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Joined: 18 Apr 2007
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Location: Formerly Kalispell, Montana, now Spokane, WA
Styles: Shorin Ryu Matsumura Kenpo & Kobudo

PostPosted: Wed Feb 21, 2024 3:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Congrats!
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Joined: 13 Nov 2006
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Location: UK
Styles: Shotokan, IJR Karate, Iaido, Kobudo

PostPosted: Wed Feb 21, 2024 7:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Congrats on your Nidan!!
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Wastelander
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Joined: 18 Oct 2010
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Location: Salem, IL
Styles: Shorin-Ryu, Shuri-Ryu, Judo, KishimotoDi

PostPosted: Wed Feb 21, 2024 11:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Congratulations, again, on your well-deserved promotion! Sorry I wasn't able to be there, this time around!
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 21, 2024 8:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Congratulations Zaine! That's awesome!
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Fat Cobra
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Joined: 14 Jul 2018
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Location: Watertown, NY
Styles: Ryukyu Kempo

PostPosted: Tue Mar 05, 2024 11:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Congratulations!!!! Well done!

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