Promoted to 2nd Brown in American Kenpo!H

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  1. Yondanchris

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    Hello All,

    At this year's Kenpo Ohana I was able to test for my 2nd brown in American Kenpo along with 2 gentlemen testing for Orange Belt under Mr. Erik Akutagawa. Although I had a leg injury earlier in the day (probably a strained leg muscle...going to doctors tomorrow), I was able to finish my test, we sparred the majority of the time and had a great technique line where only attacks where named and we had to do a technique we knew based on the attack! Below is a video of me being kicked by my Instructors: Sifu Jack Cole and Sifu Clark Cole for my belt. Members of the promotion board included: Pat Salantri (my Sigung), Clark and Jack Cole, and Mr. Erik Akutagawa.


     
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    Congratulations Chris. :)

    Not to sure about you getting kicked in the guts. Is that some weird pagan right of passage in the US?
    :asian:
     
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    Nice, Chris. Thanks for sharing.
     
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    Congratulations Chris
     
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    Naw, just tradition. :ultracool

    Congrats.
     
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    Grats! How does it feel to be 1 step closer to beginning to really master the art :-D
     
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    It feels good although it becomes a lifetime of studying the art, ever learning and never really "mastering" anything except myself!
     
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