Friday, March 04, 2005


Last night i passed the test for the next level at my martial arts school-- my purple sash. I tested with two other students. We are the first three adults to reach this level at our branch of our school, which is only a few years old. Except for a fairly nasty bruise on the knuckles of my left hand from a recalcitrant board, i didn't hurt myself too much. The test lasted for about one-and-a-half hours and included short techniques, hand and weapon forms, board breaking, and sparring. On one hand, i'm happy that i have only two more tests to reach my black sash; on the other hand i suspect that it'll take me as long or longer as it's taken to get to this point. Ah well, it's a lifetime commitment anyway.

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