Got promoted.... head spinning

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    in this flavor of karatedo... 10 kyu ranks.

    White
    Wh2
    Wh3
    Wh4
    Yellow
    Orange
    Green
    Blue
    Brown
    Brown2
    Shodan
    Nidan
    etc.


    counting down to shodan, then up the dan degrees. 18 grades in total. Not counting titles that can be earned. like Renshi or Shihan.

    Maybe in 30 years i might hit 8th dan. But i would have to pretty much stay in this org.

    I might want to switch to Uechi Ryu in Portland down the way, and find my way back to a judo or bjj hall for the remainder of the of those last 30.

    getiing a purple or brown in bjj is on my bucket list.
    i dont need a bb tho. thats overkill.
     
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    No, 8 others were tested
    4 of 8 students passed.

    i was the only orange belt (Go Kyu) tested.
    The others were promoted from 10th / Ju Kyu [white belt 1] to 9th / Ku Kyu [2nd white]
     
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    Most of the time my partner work is with a brownbelt who is a very hardworking 18 year old whos also pretty sharp.... and a BB who is my age and is very hard working. I am trying my best to catch up and overtake the 18 year old who is two belts ahead.

    There are not many laidback slacker types at this school. the body is small, but attendance and efforts on everyone'spart is high. And the head teacher puts us all through the paces.
    i think i lose a gallon of sweat each class. and i am not the only one.

    i have been pushed so hard at times where I am feeling the temptation to just quit karate.... and I tell myself... just ten more seconds. and push harder.

    at the end of those classes... my body feels so amazing. I am completely relaxed and peacefully energized.... sometimes limping... but on top of the world. Old mans karate... I used to be a karatekid
    but nowadays... i am just the dude.

    Flow state dude.
     
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    Depends on how much curriculum is in the fundamentals or kihon. some karatedo systems have 5 or 6. others have 8. But 10 is fairly common.123
     
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