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singularity6
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 25, 2017 11:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Patrick wrote:
Sorry to hear about your hip, singularity6! How did your wife do?

Also, that's really cool about the concert. How was it?

Patrick


Sorry for the delay. For some reason, all "new posts" disappeared and I've been trying to catch up.

The hip is getting better - PT has been helping. My wife did well and was promoted to 5th geup! I started about 2 weeks before she did, and now she outranks me.

The concert was quit good! The band members are all still very spry and know how to deliver. They also know how to use pyrotechnics, and since it was an outdoor show, they were spectacular!
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 29, 2017 3:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

No worries. Congrats to your wife! Glad to hear your enjoyed the concert, as well.

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singularity6
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 03, 2017 8:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Heh, well that testing finally happened. At first, we were supposed to test at the end of September... then sometime in October. Well, that got put off until yesterday, December 2. While I got the promotion to 5th geup, my nerves got to me and I didn't do nearly as well as I would have liked.

I even fell during my board breaking! (I tried for a suspended break with a spin hook and ended up falling.) My one-step sparring techniques suffered, too.
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 03, 2017 3:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

singularity6 wrote:
Heh, well that testing finally happened. At first, we were supposed to test at the end of September... then sometime in October. Well, that got put off until yesterday, December 2. While I got the promotion to 5th geup, my nerves got to me and I didn't do nearly as well as I would have liked.

I even fell during my board breaking! (I tried for a suspended break with a spin hook and ended up falling.) My one-step sparring techniques suffered, too.

Congrats on you being promoted to 5th geup; well deserved. Even with your testing mishaps, you still passed. This shows that no one ever needs to score a 100% in any testing cycle to pass.



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PostPosted: Sun Dec 03, 2017 4:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

sensei8 wrote:
singularity6 wrote:
Heh, well that testing finally happened. At first, we were supposed to test at the end of September... then sometime in October. Well, that got put off until yesterday, December 2. While I got the promotion to 5th geup, my nerves got to me and I didn't do nearly as well as I would have liked.

I even fell during my board breaking! (I tried for a suspended break with a spin hook and ended up falling.) My one-step sparring techniques suffered, too.

Congrats on you being promoted to 5th geup; well deserved. Even with your testing mishaps, you still passed. This shows that no one ever needs to score a 100% in any testing cycle to pass.


Yes, congrats! A pain you had to wait so long like that, but well done!
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 11, 2017 6:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Congrats singularity6.

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PostPosted: Mon Dec 11, 2017 7:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

singularity6 wrote:
Heh, well that testing finally happened. At first, we were supposed to test at the end of September... then sometime in October. Well, that got put off until yesterday, December 2. While I got the promotion to 5th geup, my nerves got to me and I didn't do nearly as well as I would have liked.

I even fell during my board breaking! (I tried for a suspended break with a spin hook and ended up falling.) My one-step sparring techniques suffered, too.


Your instructor already knew you were at that level before he invited you to test. He would not have promoted you if he did not think you were worthy. The jitters get to all of us at some point in time.

Congrats! Well deserved.
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singularity6
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 12, 2017 6:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

MatsuShinshii wrote:
singularity6 wrote:
Heh, well that testing finally happened. At first, we were supposed to test at the end of September... then sometime in October. Well, that got put off until yesterday, December 2. While I got the promotion to 5th geup, my nerves got to me and I didn't do nearly as well as I would have liked.

I even fell during my board breaking! (I tried for a suspended break with a spin hook and ended up falling.) My one-step sparring techniques suffered, too.


Your instructor already knew you were at that level before he invited you to test. He would not have promoted you if he did not think you were worthy. The jitters get to all of us at some point in time.

Congrats! Well deserved.


Yeah, they felt I was ready months ago, and told me as much. Our master instructor tries to create a "stressful testing" environment, because he feels we need to understand how our bodies work when we get an adrenaline hit just in case we ever need to use it in the real world. My reactions during the testings I've had have me a bit concerned about that!
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 12, 2017 4:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I wouldn't be concerned.

Yes the test is a pressure cooker of sorts to see how you will handle the stress. However this is just another opportunity for you to learn something about yourself. It's a teachable moment for yourself. If you learn from it and identify what caused you to stress, you can better control it.

As instructors, as long as we do not run Mega Dojo's with 1000's of students, we know when a student has reached the point that they have achieved the skill and knowledge to move to the next step on their journey. The test IMHO is more for the student than it is for the teacher to assess them.

Remember "to thy own self be true". Use these moments in your life to learn something about your weaknesses and strengths and use it to better yourself. This is after all, what it's all about. It's your journey. As with anything the more you do it the better you'll get at it.

It's good that you are concerned about your abilities and knowledge because this will motivate you to overcome these deficits. This is what makes us better.
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 12, 2017 8:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Because the Testing Cycle does takes care of itself; learn to relax!!



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