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Old 02-07-2010, 05:42 AM
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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


300 Jumping jacks


300 punches


300 front kicks


5 minutes of punchs then back hands.. my knuckles are ripped to shreds


Go for the eyes


Arm break


better have a good break fall (i did ! )


Elbow Set


Gun defense


sidekicks


takedown


another takedown






bo fighting






Stick fighting




Shodan award










Sensei David Ellis and Sensei (nidan rank 2nd degree) Greg


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Old 02-07-2010, 05:46 AM
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Congratulations!
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Old 02-07-2010, 05:51 AM
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Old 02-07-2010, 07:18 AM
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awesome news spiritwalker!.congratulations.
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Old 02-07-2010, 11:41 AM
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Well done!
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Old 02-07-2010, 05:57 PM
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Great job! congrats!
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Old 02-08-2010, 01:13 AM
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congrats home slice
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Old 02-08-2010, 01:55 AM
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well done.

I didnt know there was a test for black belts...I was always led to believe they were awarded more adhoc...
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Old 02-08-2010, 09:47 AM
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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.
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Old 02-08-2010, 12:59 PM
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Congrats dude.
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