April 9, 2016

A 32 year goal : taking the black

I started doing karate when I was 16. Did it for 2 years got to purple belt, then stopped when I want to University. Always known it was something I needed to come back to, unfinished business.

The kids wanted to start 2 1/2 years ago, so I went along as dad in shorts with no intention of
starting again quite yet and as a family we have had a great time. Much credit to our instructors, Sensei Simon, Sensei Clive and Sensei Sarah.

If I look a bit stunned, its in part  because I had been hit in the face a little earlier in the day as part of the grading and part because I passed.

In a years time I hope the kids will do their Dan grading, I will continue, I have the bug, but also have an appitite to get back to mountain running is a serious way again.

With Sensei Sherry and Sensei Brennan

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