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Amanda
04-11-2007, 01:54 PM
Hi Guys,

I will be taking my 3rd Kyu (green belt) grading on Saturday afternoon. I've been oscillating between really nervous and apprehensive; and a little bit nervous and excited for about the last two months. I'm leaning towards excited at the moment but I don't want to get carried away with this.

Advise and encouragement much appreciated.
Amanda

mriehle
04-11-2007, 03:06 PM
Just keep breathing, Amanda. Your instructor wouldn't let you test if he (or she) didn't believe you could pass.

Dieter Haffner
04-12-2007, 01:23 AM
Enjoy your time on the mat.

Mark Uttech
04-12-2007, 03:21 AM
Wait until the time of the test to start worrying about it. Of course, by then it will be too late.

In gassho

Mark

CitoMaramba
04-12-2007, 03:37 AM
Good on ya! Ganbatte kudasai!

Esaemann
04-12-2007, 08:27 AM
Amanda,
I'm in the same boat. Testing for 2nd next Friday.
I agree that if sensei says you're ready to test, you are.
I often wonder what I'm worried about. What will happen if I miss some technique. Nothing, life will go on and you will not be told to leave the dojo. Ride it and enjoy the rush.

Eric

Amanda
04-16-2007, 06:09 AM
Thanks for all the kind words guys. I did pass:D :D

Good Luck for your grading Eric.

Amanda

Esaemann
04-16-2007, 09:26 AM
Good job, Amanda. I figured you'd do just fine.

Thanks.

Karen Wolek
04-16-2007, 10:06 AM
Congratulations, Amanda!

mriehle
04-16-2007, 12:27 PM
Thanks for all the kind words guys. I did pass

Congratulations. And because it's obligatory for someone to say and nobody has yet:

Now, get back to training. :D :cool:

No Dan
04-17-2007, 02:56 PM
I am slow to getting on the computer but myself and another tested on the other side of the "pond" for our Shodan. I know the apprehension was probably the same and left just as quick as it started. We can say that the 14th was a good day for many. Funny how "Ai" can be reached across the globe.

Amanda
04-18-2007, 03:52 AM
Congrats Jon.