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#412362 - 11/29/08 12:13 PM testing for 1st kyu
student_of_life Offline

Registered: 10/12/05
Posts: 1032
Loc: Newfoundland, Canada
i leave now for 3 hours of training before i test for my 1st kyu, and i'm scared. i have butterflies in my stomach for a karate grading but i never had them for my final exams in college...

wish me luck, or prepare to laugh at me, what ever floats your boat. i'll be back some time soon to fess up with the news.

its not supposed to make sense

#412363 - 11/29/08 01:31 PM Re: testing for 1st kyu [Re: student_of_life]
Ames Offline

Registered: 05/29/05
Posts: 1117
Good luck, man. Tell us all how it goes.

"Seek not to follow in the footsteps of the men of old; seek what they sought."

#412364 - 11/29/08 02:40 PM Re: testing for 1st kyu [Re: student_of_life]
budobrubbie Offline

Registered: 07/11/04
Posts: 275
Loc: Northeast U.S.
Make no mistake: You were asked to test because your instructors believe you're ready for promotion. Keep that in mind. Best of luck on your test.

#412365 - 11/29/08 11:49 PM Re: testing for 1st kyu [Re: student_of_life]
student_of_life Offline

Registered: 10/12/05
Posts: 1032
Loc: Newfoundland, Canada
test is over, the after test corrections and words of advice are over, the after testing stuff our face meal at a kick ass resturant is over. my instructor even knows the results, but for some reason won't tell us yet. she mentioned that we will still train after the test no matter what....and that makes me afraid a little.

i thought i did good. one of the more solid kata i've done in a while, and the kumite was decent i think my stumbeling block was my kihon. my kicking in kiba dachi always sucks, that stance sucks for steping, who the hell steps in kiba dachi...who i ask you. so i'm still waiting to hear either way how it went, but deep down in the cawkels of my heart i think i could have failed it hard core.

now i wait in agony.


i just scratched my nose and felt inflamed tissue scream in pain, i forgot i got hit in the nose by a man 7 feet tall. pain is the best teacher....

Edited by student_of_life (11/29/08 11:54 PM)
its not supposed to make sense

#412366 - 11/30/08 05:09 PM Re: testing for 1st kyu [Re: student_of_life]
underdog Offline

Registered: 09/18/04
Posts: 1270
Loc: Mansfield, MA U.S.A.
The injuries just become a part of the stories the school tells and that you tell. Everyone in my school knows that I broke my thumb in my Shodan test. You keep going. It is a badge of honor.
The older I get, the better I was!

#412367 - 12/01/08 11:27 AM Re: testing for 1st kyu [Re: underdog]
Dobbersky Offline
Peace Works!!!!

Registered: 03/13/06
Posts: 921
Loc: Manchester United Kingdom
Well Done, you should be proud of yourself !!!!!

Remember, you make the belt not the belt makes you.

I can count the injuries easier than the gradings. I remember my 1st Grading and my Dan Grading, Everything else seems to be a blur.

Keep up the good work you will be rewarded for your commitment

A man is but the product of his thoughts what he thinks, he becomes.


#412368 - 12/01/08 12:08 PM Re: testing for 1st kyu [Re: student_of_life]
Neko456 Offline
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Registered: 01/18/05
Posts: 3260
Loc: Midwest City, Ok, USA
Deep in your heart you failed?

Really you wouldn't be up for testing if your Instructor thought you would fail. In most case the only way you fail is if you quit/stop and cry (and can't be talk into continung) or just forgot all that you were taught.

Even if you failed at one stage another part of th test you done well will bring that total score and effort up. The main thing is to finish with heart and spirit. Congradulation on the real, here is where it really gets interesting and your future in your dojo and personal training starts to get clear.

1st kyus are the best of Brown belts!!!

SOL betcha U made it, what do you bet. Good job.

Edited by Neko456 (12/01/08 12:09 PM)

#412369 - 12/04/08 10:39 PM is now 1st kyu [Re: student_of_life]
student_of_life Offline

Registered: 10/12/05
Posts: 1032
Loc: Newfoundland, Canada
i found out tonight i passed for my 1st kyu, sweet. now the real training begins to get my arse in shape for a shodan inside of a year! my sensei has some notes on the grading we are going to go over later for more correction. thanks for all the words guys.
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#412370 - 12/08/08 09:46 AM Re: is now 1st kyu [Re: student_of_life]
horizon Offline

Registered: 07/24/05
Posts: 143
Loc: London
Congrats on passing your test. I did my first kyu test end of June this year. It was hard, I made mistakes and found the sparring very tough. I saw myself on video and was appalled by my last rounds of sarring (did 20 in total).

But instead of giving myself a hard time regarding every single mistake I made one of my instructors told me to see this more as an pooprtunity to realise what I need to work on for next year. I will be put forward for my shodan grading in November 09 and have lots of work to do, but that's ok.

According to all my instructors I did well in my grading, I did not give up when it got really hard, and that counts for something.

I'll stop blowing my own trumpet now ;-). Good luck with the final steps towards shodan, and just remember i'll be going through the same ;-)
Ichi Nichi Issho - one day, one lifetime

#412371 - 12/08/08 12:32 PM Re: is now 1st kyu [Re: horizon]
MattJ Offline
Free Rhinoplasty!

Registered: 11/25/04
Posts: 15634
Loc: York PA. USA
Congrats, SOL!
"In case you ever wondered what it's like to be knocked out, it's like waking up from a nightmare only to discover it wasn't a dream." -Forrest Griffin

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