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Spiritwalker
02-07-2010, 05:42 AM
I DID IT!!!!!!!!!

3 1/2 years comes down to one day.... countless classes..hundereds of "owies".. bunch of split lips... brusies (an unknown amount)... one trip to the hospital... one trip to another country.. many fantastic friends.. a supportive family...all that behind me... and I am still a little bit nervous...One Black Belt Test

Thank you to all my OFK family and all of my "away from dojo" friends. It was really rough... exposed a few weaknesses.. highlighted many strengths... One Black Belt down...still more than a life time of learning to do.. Thank you VERY MUCH Shiahn Ormaza, Senseis McNair, Thornburg and Briest...And ALL of the other future shodans at Ormaza Family Karate.. Shihan put the FAMILY in Family Karate!!!


The warm up! One mile run.. I was able to do it at 7.2 Mph
http://i414.photobucket.com/albums/pp224/daspiritwalker/TredmillMile.jpg

300 Jumping jacks
http://i414.photobucket.com/albums/pp224/daspiritwalker/300JumpingJacks.jpg

300 punches
http://i414.photobucket.com/albums/pp224/daspiritwalker/300punches.jpg

300 front kicks
http://i414.photobucket.com/albums/pp224/daspiritwalker/300FrontKicks100crunches.jpg

5 minutes of punchs then back hands.. my knuckles are ripped to shreds
http://i414.photobucket.com/albums/pp224/daspiritwalker/5minutespunchbackhand2.jpg

Go for the eyes
http://i414.photobucket.com/albums/pp224/daspiritwalker/Goingfortheeyes.jpg

Arm break
http://i414.photobucket.com/albums/pp224/daspiritwalker/armbreak.jpg

better have a good break fall (i did ! :) )
http://i414.photobucket.com/albums/pp224/daspiritwalker/breakfallsmakethisnothurt.jpg

Elbow Set
http://i414.photobucket.com/albums/pp224/daspiritwalker/elbowset.jpg

Gun defense
http://i414.photobucket.com/albums/pp224/daspiritwalker/gundefense2.jpg

sidekicks
http://i414.photobucket.com/albums/pp224/daspiritwalker/sidekicks2.jpg

takedown
http://i414.photobucket.com/albums/pp224/daspiritwalker/takedown4.jpg

another takedown
http://i414.photobucket.com/albums/pp224/daspiritwalker/takedown.jpg

http://i414.photobucket.com/albums/pp224/daspiritwalker/takedown2.jpg

http://i414.photobucket.com/albums/pp224/daspiritwalker/takedown.jpg

bo fighting
http://i414.photobucket.com/albums/pp224/daspiritwalker/bokumitewithshihan2.jpg

http://i414.photobucket.com/albums/pp224/daspiritwalker/bokumitewithshihan3.jpg

http://i414.photobucket.com/albums/pp224/daspiritwalker/bokumitewithshihan4.jpg

Stick fighting
http://i414.photobucket.com/albums/pp224/daspiritwalker/stickfighting2.jpg

http://i414.photobucket.com/albums/pp224/daspiritwalker/stickfighting.jpg

Shodan award
http://i414.photobucket.com/albums/pp224/daspiritwalker/ShodanAward.jpg

http://i414.photobucket.com/albums/pp224/daspiritwalker/ShodanAward2.jpg

http://i414.photobucket.com/albums/pp224/daspiritwalker/ShodanAward4.jpg

http://i414.photobucket.com/albums/pp224/daspiritwalker/ShodanAward2.jpg

http://i414.photobucket.com/albums/pp224/daspiritwalker/ShodanAward4.jpg

Sensei David Ellis and Sensei (nidan rank 2nd degree) Greg
http://i414.photobucket.com/albums/pp224/daspiritwalker/SenseiDavidSenseiGreg2.jpg

http://i414.photobucket.com/albums/pp224/daspiritwalker/SenseiDavidSenseiGreg4.jpg

Play The Man
02-07-2010, 05:46 AM
Congratulations!

Bonnie
02-07-2010, 05:51 AM
Congratulations! :)

hughesfan4life
02-07-2010, 07:18 AM
:)awesome news spiritwalker!.congratulations.

Neezar
02-07-2010, 11:41 AM
Well done! :cool:

Llamafighter
02-07-2010, 05:57 PM
Great job! congrats!

Crisco
02-08-2010, 01:13 AM
congrats home slice

Tyburn
02-08-2010, 01:55 AM
:) well done.

I didnt know there was a test for black belts...I was always led to believe they were awarded more adhoc...:unsure-1:

Spiritwalker
02-08-2010, 09:47 AM
Nope.. definitely a test. And I have seen people fail their tests before.. never pretty.

my ribs are still bruised up really well.. and mu knuckles are starting to scab over a bit... hurst to move them.

County Mike
02-08-2010, 12:59 PM
Congrats dude.

Tyburn
02-08-2010, 09:45 PM
Nope.. definitely a test. And I have seen people fail their tests before.. never pretty.

my ribs are still bruised up really well.. and mu knuckles are starting to scab over a bit... hurst to move them.

well...I know you dont usually click linkey-doos from me...but it might be worth your while doing it this time...because I actually mention you in my video blog...and its NOT as a forum naughty this time :laugh:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=navqU29CDiM

flo
02-08-2010, 10:03 PM
Great news! Way to go!