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Shinzu

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hey guys. i just wanted to let you know that on saturday september 21st i earned my second degree black belt in tang soo do.

the test lasted for 2 1/2 hours. it consisted of a 7 mile run (the week before the test), a written exam, two 500 word essays, multiple hand & foot combinations, flying kicks, forms (weapons & empty handed), one steps, self defense techniques (against a knife, a gun, and empty handed), free fighting (no gear, just a mouth peice and groin protector), and breaking.

there were only 4 of us testing. everyone did a fantastic job and deserves alot of credit.

i just figured i would spread the good news....

TANG SOO!
 
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Angus

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Congratulations! Sounds like a pretty extensive test!

I'm curious, do you guys get two new belts upon black rank tests, or do you keep the same midnight blue and only recieve a new black? Sorry, I don't know nearly enough about TSD. :)
 
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Shinzu

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originally i would have kept the same back belt until i reached 4th dan. but being that this school uses midnight blue instead of black i was presented with one of them at the test. white stripes are added to your belt to signify degrees.

at 4th dan you receive a midnght blue belt with a red stripe down the center of the entire belt. there are no stripes that are added to this belt though.
 
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artful dodger

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Congratulations. What did you write your essays on?
 

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Congrads :) I wish, someday, to earn my BB in TSD. That's my dream (and to teach TSD). But I'll take TKD for now ;) Anyways, great job. Keep up the good work :)
 
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Shinzu

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thanx for all the great feedback :)

i wrote my essays on "what is loyalty, and why is it important in TSD?" & "what is the difference from cho dan to e dan and what responsibilities come with it?"

these were the questions that my instructor gave to me. everyone's was different.

hey karatekid.... what ever happened with the shotokan school you were looking into?
 

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Wow Shinzu!!! It sounds like you worked really hard to get where you are and I think you definitly deserve the honor!:)

:asian: Congratulations!!!!!!!!!!!!:asian:

Robyn:asian:
 
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Shinzu

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thanx robyn :) your kind words are most appreciated!!

TANG SOO!!
 

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Originally posted by Shinzu

thanx robyn :) your kind words are most appreciated!!

TANG SOO!!

Well, I meant what I said and you deserve that and a lot more!!! Like, a big bowl of chocolate ice cream! If you don't want that then you could always give it to me!;) :D

uh.....AIKIDO!!

Robyn :asian:
 

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Shinzu wrote:

"hey karatekid.... what ever happened with the shotokan school you were looking into?"

It's a bit far from me, plus I can't afford it (the tuition plus gas three times a week to get there, on top of TKD). I really liked the school, but my funds are almost none :( And my honey wants me to stay and train with him in this school, which I'm starting to get into :) The things one will do for love :D
 

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May I add my congradulations on a job well done. It's always great to hear of someone being promoted and to know that they worked for the rank.

Shadow:asian:
 
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Shinzu

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i hear that karatekid. i'm glad you are finally enjoying TKD :)

thanx tshadowchaser!! it was always my martial arts goal to become a quality black belt, but i never thought about 2nd dan. it's all up hill from here :)
 
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Shinzu

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very cool. sounds like you are really getting into the swing of things. excellent :)
 

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Originally posted by Shinzu
hey guys. i just wanted to let you know that on saturday september 21st i earned my second degree black belt in tang soo do.

the test lasted for 2 1/2 hours. it consisted of a 7 mile run (the week before the test), a written exam, two 500 word essays, multiple hand & foot combinations, flying kicks, forms (weapons & empty handed), one steps, self defense techniques (against a knife, a gun, and empty handed), free fighting (no gear, just a mouth peice and groin protector), and breaking.

there were only 4 of us testing. everyone did a fantastic job and deserves alot of credit.

i just figured i would spread the good news....

TANG SOO!

Shinzu,

Sorry for the Late Congratulations!!!!

A Quick Question, do you know a Master Will Bennett from Flint Mi.????

Just Curious

Rich
:asian:
 

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Congrads Shinzu!

I hope you much luck on this streatch of the Journey!!!


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KarateKid,

I for one am Not happy you are getting into TKD....not cool..

:wah:


(Just a joke TKD'ers, just a joke)

:karate: :boing2: :wavey:
 

karatekid1975

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mtabone wrote:

KarateKid,

I for one am Not happy you are getting into TKD....not cool..

:wah:


(Just a joke TKD'ers, just a joke)

:karate: :boing2: :wavey:


:p hehehehe. Anyways, I miss TSD ALOT!!! :( But I don't have problem with TKD. Jusr with my school :(
 
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