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Had my test this morning, passed it, now I am a ranked Aikidoka. I have a little color in my outfit. The test was a bit stressful, but during most of it, the only people in existance were Rick and I, the rest of the world dissapeared. I think this is "being in the moment".
It went well, the only things were that I seemed to step on Ricks foot once, and my right Backroll was the worst that I have done in a long long time.
The test was a strange time warp. It feels good to have it over though. Several people have already started talking about having me test for 4th kyu next go around.... Seems early to start thinking about it for me, but the sempies do seem to give good advice.
Linda started working with me on stuff for 4th Kyu right after the first tests in the evening!
Candice tested this morning and made second kyu. Then tonight Don testesd for Second Kyu it was a lot of fun to watch.
So now that I have reaced 5th Kyu, I have logged the journey from starting to look for a Dojo through first belt. Something that I had found no information on when I went looking for it. Knowing that everyone's journey is different, has this journal helped anyone else? Feedback would be appriciated.