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skullsplitter
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Joined: 22 Dec 2008
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 04, 2020 11:32 am    Post subject: Sandan achienved! Reply with quote

Haven't been on here for a while, but wanted to pop in and post that I earned my 3rd degree. Kata list was ji-in, hangestu, meikyo, wankan, nijushiho, and gankaku
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Joined: 23 Feb 2008
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Location: Houston, TX
Styles: Shindokan Saitou-ryu [Shuri-te/Okinawa-te based]

PostPosted: Tue Aug 04, 2020 2:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's great to see you again, skullsplitter!!

Congrats on earning your Sandan, skullsplitter.

That particular rank is quite important in ones MA journey due to that it carries a general understanding within the MA world that at Sandan, the opening of ones own dojo at Sandan is more acceptable. Not that Sandan must be earned before one opens their own dojo, anyone can certainly open a dojo whenever they want to.

Above and beyond opening a dojo, Sandan speaks in volume as to ones own knowledge and experience, and that can take about 10+ years to earn, depending on the style/CI/Governing Body.



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Wado Heretic
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Joined: 23 May 2014
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Location: United Kingdom, England, Shropshire
Styles: Wado-Ryu , Kobayashi Shorin-Ryu (Kodokan), RyuKyu Kobojutsu

PostPosted: Wed Aug 05, 2020 6:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Congratulations, and welcome back. Good luck as you continue on your path.
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 05, 2020 11:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Congrats skullsplitter! Good to see you.
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Joined: 14 Jul 2018
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Location: Fort Drum, NY
Styles: Ryukyu Kempo

PostPosted: Thu Aug 06, 2020 8:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

skullsplitter...from one Sandan to another...congratulations!!!!

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Joined: 08 Mar 2015
Posts: 719
Location: NEW ZEALAND
Styles: Shotokan, Seido Juku

PostPosted: Thu Aug 06, 2020 2:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Congratulations! That's great news!! Well done!!
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Joined: 17 Jan 2007
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Styles: Tae Kwon Do & Yang family Tai Chi

PostPosted: Sun Aug 09, 2020 1:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Congratulations! How did the testing go?
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Joined: 31 Mar 2006
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Location: Hays, KS
Styles: Taekwondo, Combat Hapkido, Aikido, GRACIE

PostPosted: Sun Aug 09, 2020 4:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Congrats, skullsplitter! That's great news!
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skullsplitter
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Joined: 22 Dec 2008
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 25, 2020 10:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

DWx wrote:
Congratulations! How did the testing go?


It went well! I almost outsmarted myself though. I got to chose my order for kata so I went ji-in, hangestu, meikyo, wankan, nijushiho, and gankaku. I'm a big 48 year old guy with limited endurance. My thought was to put the very short wankan in the middle for a little bit of a breather then end with gankaku (that's the one I felt least confident in so didn't want to start off with a bad impression.) By the time I got to the end I realized my mistake. My legs were about done so gankaku maybe should have been 1st! haha
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skullsplitter
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Joined: 22 Dec 2008
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 25, 2020 10:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks all! I appreciate the support and knowledge from the KF folks!
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