He's done

Jun. 10th, 2012 07:00 pm
ciroccoj: (All Black Belts)
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Sixteen Black Belt candidates: ten going for their 1st Dan, one for 2nd, one for 3rd, one for 4th, three for 5th.

  • 10:15: Warmup, oath
  • 10:30ish: Patterns
  • 11:30: Step-sparring
  • 11:50: Self-defence
  • 12:06: Free sparring
  • 12:24: Breaks
  • 1:04: Oral questions
  • 1:35: Feedback
  • 2:00ish: Belting :)

So, we have another black belt in the family. Congratulations to Chris :D :D :D

And wow, it's been a long time coming. We started this in the summer of 2007 ::checking:: Yup, five years ago, when the boys were seven and ten. Originally Chris and I were only going to go for the first few months, until the kids were confident and didn't need us there any more. Somewhere around yellow belt we realized we weren't leaving, and shortly after that, decided we really wanted to earn black belts.

We're all 1st Dans, now. And God help us, we're looking at going for 2nd Dan some day. Oy vey.

Happily, it's at least a year or so before you can even begin to think of testing for that. So we've got a while yet before we need to decide.

Date: 2012-06-10 11:24 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] lizzie-omalley.livejournal.com
Congratulations! What a nice chronicle.

Date: 2012-06-11 04:44 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ciroccoj.livejournal.com
Thanks :) :)

Date: 2012-06-10 11:39 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] daf9.livejournal.com
Wow! Congrats to all of you!

Date: 2012-06-11 04:44 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ciroccoj.livejournal.com
Thank you muchly!

Date: 2012-06-10 11:45 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] culturevulture7.livejournal.com

Date: 2012-06-11 04:45 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ciroccoj.livejournal.com
Chris says thank you :) :)

Date: 2012-06-11 12:09 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] fearciuil.livejournal.com

Date: 2012-06-11 04:45 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ciroccoj.livejournal.com
Chris says thanks!

Date: 2012-06-11 12:18 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ladystarstruck.livejournal.com
Well done! And I can't help but notice those icon kids are getting pretty tall there.

Date: 2012-06-11 04:46 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ciroccoj.livejournal.com
Heh, yeah, the last few belts took a lot longer, and happened during Daniel's teen growth spurt... he's actually taller than I am, now! And has man-shoulders! Eeep!

Date: 2012-06-13 11:24 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] a-dawn.livejournal.com
That's so awesome. I really miss TKD sometimes.

Date: 2012-06-16 09:42 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ciroccoj.livejournal.com
Thanks :) :) :)

And yeah, some days I don't appreciate it much - usually when we're doing particulary brutal warmups - but I'd miss it if I had to quit.

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