- Feb 8, 2009
- Reaction score
I have been promoted to Ik-Kyu, 1st Degree Brown Belt, the last stop before Shodan, the 1st Degree Black Belt in our system (Isshin-Ryu). I've been a Ni-Kyu for a year and change, and I've worked very hard to get here. I am very tired and sore, but I wanted to share my joy. Thanks for all the support all of you have offered me over the last five years since I started my martial arts journey.