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Wastelander
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Joined: 18 Oct 2010
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Location: Phoenix, AZ
Styles: Shorin-Ryu, Shuri-Ryu, Judo, KishimotoDi

PostPosted: Sun Jul 24, 2016 11:20 am    Post subject: Passed my Nidan Test Reply with quote

So, I tested for my Nidan (2nd Degree Black Belt) on Wednesday, July 20th, along with another Nidan candidate, two Shodan candidates, and several brown belt candidates. The testing panel consisted of:

John Dominguez, Shodan
Jim Mitchell, Shodan
Richard Poage, Godan
Michael Newland, Rokudan
Jeff Allred, Rokudan
Eddie Bethea, Hachidan

We started off with a calisthenic and aerobic circuit that completely wore out my arms and made my calves cramp, before getting into demonstrating curriculum material. The material covered included all 19 kata in the Shorinkan curriculum, 14 yakusoku kumite drills, somewhere between 30-40 self defense techniques, bunkai, and sparring. I'm still sore all over and exhausted, 4 days later, but I made it through and was awarded my Nidan. Everyone else who tested also passed, which was great for them!

Here is the whole group after the test, minus Newland Sensei, who had to leave a bit early:


And here is me with my Sensei, Richard Poage, and his Sensei, Eddie Bethea:

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The Pred
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Joined: 26 Jun 2003
Posts: 385

Styles: Goju Ryu

PostPosted: Sun Jul 24, 2016 12:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Congrats !
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Nidan Melbourne
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Joined: 21 Aug 2013
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Location: Melbourne, Australia
Styles: Goju-Ryu, BJJ, Balintawak Arnis

PostPosted: Sun Jul 24, 2016 6:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Congrats Noah. Well Deserved
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Joined: 08 Mar 2015
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Location: NEW ZEALAND
Styles: Shotokan, Seido Juku

PostPosted: Sun Jul 24, 2016 9:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Congratulations there. Great job!!
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Joined: 23 Feb 2008
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Location: Las Vegas, NV
Styles: Shindokan Saitou-ryu [Shuri-te/Okinawa-te based]

PostPosted: Sun Jul 24, 2016 11:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Congrats Noah; well deserved!!



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JR 137
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Joined: 10 May 2015
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Location: In the dojo
Styles: Seido Juku

PostPosted: Mon Jul 25, 2016 4:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Congrats, Noah. I'm quite sure you made your Sensei proud.
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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: Tue Jul 26, 2016 9:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Congrats Noah
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mazzybear
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Joined: 30 Oct 2013
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Location: Scotland.
Styles: Wado Kai

PostPosted: Wed Jul 27, 2016 2:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Congratulations Noah!


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LLLEARNER
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Joined: 10 Feb 2016
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Location: Central Maine

PostPosted: Thu Jul 28, 2016 8:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Congrats. All that hard work is impressive.
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Joined: 28 Sep 2004
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Styles: Kyokushin, TKD

PostPosted: Thu Jul 28, 2016 12:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Congratulations!!
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