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Old 05-03-2009, 09:45 AM   #6
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Dojo: Shinjinkan Dojo
Location: Houston, TX
Join Date: May 2008
Posts: 12
Re: Pop quiz, hot shot

My recent 5th kyu test was completely unexpected. After warm-ups and ukemi, Sensei asked me to stand and perform kosa katate dori kotegaeshi, so I did. Then he asked for ikkyo, so I did. He kept requesting one technique after another until I'd gone through everything. Then he asked me to sit down. So I did.

He then proceeded with the class, and 5 or 10 minutes later looked my direction & said, "Oh, by the way, you just got your 5th kyu". Complete surprise, as I didn't realize I was being tested.

Be willing to give up all that you now are, to be all that you can become.
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