I got my first karate black belt.

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    Dec 13, 2013 12:44 AM GMT
    I started as a white belt surrounded by brown belts and higher. I got off at the wrong foot due to my introverted personality and my lack of effort to make any friends because of my sole dedication to training. The difficulty with keeping up with everyone and failing 2 promotion exams.

    I remember the bloody noses, busted lips, sprained ankles, sprained shins, dislocated shoulder,and more during sparring. lol

    I also remember the extra training I did in parks, gyms, parking lots, living room, etc



    I know this is the beginning but i'm glad to see how everything all came together from when I first entered the dojo to now.


    "From white belt to black belt you shape the tool. At black belt you start to learn how to use it"

    I look forward to taking that next step.
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    Dec 15, 2013 6:06 AM GMT
    Wow that awesome dude ! Keep it up icon_smile.gif
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    Dec 15, 2013 1:23 PM GMT
    Katon_user saidWow that awesome dude ! Keep it up icon_smile.gif


    Thank you sir!!!!
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    Dec 15, 2013 9:36 PM GMT
    Nice what style?? I stopped at brown belt icon_sad.gif
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    Dec 16, 2013 1:00 PM GMT
    IRFire66 saidNice what style?? I stopped at brown belt icon_sad.gif


    Goju Ryu Karate. Why did you stop? icon_sad.gif
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    Dec 16, 2013 4:20 PM GMT
    Congratulations on the achievement!
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    Jan 08, 2014 4:11 PM GMT
    GAMRican saidCongratulations on the achievement!


    sorry for a late response but i greatly appreciate it =D
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    Jan 24, 2014 6:00 PM GMT
    Congrats! icon_biggrin.gif
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    Jan 27, 2014 11:37 AM GMT
    thank you
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    Feb 05, 2014 3:21 AM GMT
    Congrats tmac! That's really inspiring. I also train in Goju Ryu and am hoping to grade for my Shodan in June. Like you, because I am an introvert by nature, I started off not being able to make too many friends in the beginning. But as training progresses over the years, I got used to the people and the environment. Now, the dojo is just part of my life and have some very close friends (i.e. I go to the dojo like five to six times a week! icon_biggrin.gif)

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    Feb 05, 2014 4:26 PM GMT
    KarateKid saidCongrats tmac! That's really inspiring. I also train in Goju Ryu and am hoping to grade for my Shodan in June. Like you, because I am an introvert by nature, I started off not being able to make too many friends in the beginning. But as training progresses over the years, I got used to the people and the environment. Now, the dojo is just part of my life and have some very close friends (i.e. I go to the dojo like five to six times a week! icon_biggrin.gif)



    GOODLUCK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! and cool to see we went through a similar journey icon_biggrin.gif