belt test results
Thanks for all the encouragement! The test went very well (translates: I now have a gokyu certificate), with only a few minor problems. Most of my stress was due to my concern that my performance would not reflect on myself alone, but also on my sensei, HIS sensei and would be observed by such a senior member of our ryu. About an hour after the test, my salivary glands decided to come out from hiding and I was able to enjoy the nice meal with the test board. Lau Sensei had wonderful stories to tell (he trained with O Sensei!) and gave considerable encouragement to all that tested.
Again, thank you for the good words and thoughts!! I'll be glad to return the favor!!