Thread: First Test
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Old 08-26-2002, 05:40 AM   #15
Anat Amitay
Dojo: Nes- Ziona, "the red house"
Location: Israel
Join Date: Dec 2001
Posts: 137

My first kyu test was nerve raking.

At one point I got a total blackout and thought of stopping, but it passed and passed alright.

My next test was about a year later. It went a great deal better. I was nervous but I worked hard for it and nothing came as a surprise so I built my confidence as I went along.

That was all more than a year ago and I should have graded again. I have many things going on, so my sensei is giving me the time to settle things down.

In any case, I'm not in a hurry to any black belt exam so I really don't mind how much time it takes me to get there. I enjoy training and all that aikido is about and since I hope to do it all my life, there is no reason to hurry along.

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