Working it out: 02/12/2013 (black belt grading)
Karate - grading for shodan. Kihon, Renraku ura, kata (Happonokata, Pinan Shodan, Pinan Nidan, Pinan Sandan, Pinan Yondan, Pinan Godan, Ananku, Wanshu), kumite.
After three years of training in Jyoshinmon, I can now say that I am a black belt! An incredible experience and one I will never forget. I performed as well as I could have hoped, and felt buoyed throughout as I was lucky to have some of my closest friends attending to watch the grading.
Looking forward to what lies ahead, because as Sensei reminded us at the end of grading, “Now, your real job starts”. :)