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Suzanne Cooper
01-19-2004, 09:15 PM
My girls earned their gold belts!

My turn to test next. I'm terrified. I'm just too dense to learn this quickly enough.

My girls said they'd help me! :)

Amassus
01-20-2004, 03:28 PM
Gold belts?

Excuse my ignorance. What is the grading system for your kids?

Good luck on your own test btw.

Doka
01-20-2004, 05:45 PM
GOLD! Is that what we're calling "Yellow" now? :rolleyes:

Suzanne Cooper
01-20-2004, 07:25 PM
We have a yellow and a gold.

Others from my dojo: please correct me if I misunderstand, but I believe we have one additional kyu that some others might not have.

We have 7. Many others have 6, don't they?

ANYHOW! I LOVE aikido! Something occured to me last night after class.

It's not that I'm too old for aikido, it's just that my body isn't young enough. :)

j/k--there is enough ice and advil for me...

PeterR
01-20-2004, 09:13 PM
Hi Suzanne

Lots and lots of variations on belts and kyu levels. It usually makes more sense if you give the kyu level.

Last Saturday I handed out a bunch of pretty blue belts to my students (8yh Kyu). I'm also very proud of my charges - this was the first group to travel to Honbu for grading. I don't grade at the club.

Two of the them were passed with distinction - something few are able to do.

Greg Jennings
01-21-2004, 01:04 PM
Congratulations, Suzanne.

I actually talked with Bushnell and Horton Senseis for the first time at the Akayama Ryu seminar this past weekend. They are both very personable and I enjoyed training with them very much.

I also met and trained with Bushnell Sensei's daughter in law, Christy. She was kind enough to uke for me some when I was teaching.

Best regards,