Welcome to AikiWeb Aikido Information
AikiWeb: The Source for Aikido Information
AikiWeb's principal purpose is to serve the Internet community as a repository and dissemination point for aikido information.

Sections
home
aikido articles
columns

Discussions
forums
aikiblogs

Databases
dojo search
seminars
image gallery
supplies
links directory

Reviews
book reviews
video reviews
dvd reviews
equip. reviews

News
submit
archive

Miscellaneous
newsletter
rss feeds
polls
about

Follow us on



Home > AikiWeb Aikido Forums
Go Back   AikiWeb Aikido Forums > Testing

Hello and thank you for visiting AikiWeb, the world's most active online Aikido community! This site is home to over 22,000 aikido practitioners from around the world and covers a wide range of aikido topics including techniques, philosophy, history, humor, beginner issues, the marketplace, and more.

If you wish to join in the discussions or use the other advanced features available, you will need to register first. Registration is absolutely free and takes only a few minutes to complete so sign up today!

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 01-08-2010, 05:15 PM   #1
Kenneth Bryan
Dojo: Aikido Seishinkan Dojo
Location: Glenside, PA
Join Date: Jan 2005
Posts: 7
United_States
Offline
Passed shodan on 12-13-09

I haven't been on in quite a while but have been training consistantly. I was able to take my shodan test this past month so I figured I would post a couple of pix here commemortating it.





















Thanks for looking.
  Reply With Quote
Old 01-08-2010, 07:09 PM   #2
mickeygelum
  AikiWeb Forums Contributing Member
 
mickeygelum's Avatar
Dojo: Warren Budokan, Ohio USA
Location: Youngstown, Ohio
Join Date: Aug 2005
Posts: 502
United_States
Offline
Re: Passed shodan on 12-13-09

Congratulations, Mr. Bryan...nice photos!

Train Well,

Mickey
  Reply With Quote
Old 01-08-2010, 08:32 PM   #3
JO
Dojo: Aikikai de l'Université Laval
Location: Sainte-Catherine-de-la-J.-C., Québec
Join Date: Jun 2000
Posts: 292
Canada
Offline
Re: Passed shodan on 12-13-09

Congratulations!

Jonathan Olson
  Reply With Quote
Old 01-09-2010, 12:30 AM   #4
Randy Sexton
Dojo: Aikido of Lake Keowee
Location: South Carolina
Join Date: Oct 2007
Posts: 187
United_States
Offline
Re: Passed shodan on 12-13-09

Congratulations!
Nice photos. Thanks for sharing
.
By the way, who is that handing you a Black Belt?
Looks kinda like David Goldberg Sensei.

Doc Sexton

"Strength does not come from physical capacity. It comes from an indomitable will"
Gandhi
  Reply With Quote
Old 01-09-2010, 07:14 AM   #5
Kenneth Bryan
Dojo: Aikido Seishinkan Dojo
Location: Glenside, PA
Join Date: Jan 2005
Posts: 7
United_States
Offline
Re: Passed shodan on 12-13-09

Quote:
Randy Sexton wrote: View Post
Congratulations!
Nice photos. Thanks for sharing
.
By the way, who is that handing you a Black Belt?
Looks kinda like David Goldberg Sensei.

Doc Sexton
Yep...That is exactly who it is. I have been training under him since 2002
  Reply With Quote
Old 01-09-2010, 11:06 AM   #6
Neal Earhart
 
Neal Earhart's Avatar
Dojo: New York Aikikai / Aikido of Westchester
Location: New York City
Join Date: Apr 2006
Posts: 98
United_States
Offline
Re: Passed shodan on 12-13-09

Congratulations !!!!
  Reply With Quote
Old 01-10-2010, 07:18 AM   #7
JRY
Join Date: Apr 2007
Posts: 48
United Kingdom
Offline
Re: Passed shodan on 12-13-09

Congrats!
also very nice photos
  Reply With Quote
Old 01-10-2010, 12:22 PM   #8
Kenneth Bryan
Dojo: Aikido Seishinkan Dojo
Location: Glenside, PA
Join Date: Jan 2005
Posts: 7
United_States
Offline
Re: Passed shodan on 12-13-09

Quote:
By the way, who is that handing you a Black Belt?
Looks kinda like David Goldberg Sensei.
I have had some problems responding to this thread for some reason....but YES...that is exactly who it is. I have been training under him since 2002.
  Reply With Quote
Old 01-12-2010, 02:52 AM   #9
Michael Douglas
Join Date: Mar 2006
Posts: 402
United Kingdom
Offline
Re: Passed shodan on 12-13-09

Kenneth that's a lovely looking dojo!
  Reply With Quote
Old 01-12-2010, 01:58 PM   #10
Kenneth Bryan
Dojo: Aikido Seishinkan Dojo
Location: Glenside, PA
Join Date: Jan 2005
Posts: 7
United_States
Offline
Re: Passed shodan on 12-13-09

Quote:
Michael Douglas wrote: View Post
Kenneth that's a lovely looking dojo!
Thanks. It is a great place to train. We went thru a couple of shifts in location in the time I have been there. Settled into this place and have been building it up ever since.
  Reply With Quote
Old 01-12-2010, 04:52 PM   #11
ninjaqutie
 
ninjaqutie's Avatar
Dojo: Searching for a new home
Location: Delaware (<3 still in Oregon!)
Join Date: Apr 2009
Posts: 1,003
United_States
Offline
Re: Passed shodan on 12-13-09

Congrats! Nice photos you have to remember your test.

~Look into the eyes of your opponent & steal his spirit.
~To be a good martial artist is to be good thief; if you want my knowledge, you must take it from me.
  Reply With Quote
Old 01-16-2010, 02:13 PM   #12
dalen7
 
dalen7's Avatar
Dojo: Karcag Aikido Club
Location: Karcag
Join Date: Jun 2007
Posts: 750
Hungary
Offline
Re: Passed shodan on 12-13-09

Totally cool Kenneth, thanks for sharing the photos - Congrats!

Peace,

dAlen

p.s.
I agree, you have a nice dojo.

Last edited by dalen7 : 01-16-2010 at 02:15 PM.

dAlen [day•lynn]
dum spiro spero - {While I have breathe - I have hope}

Art
http://www.lightofinfinity.org

Philosophical
http://dalen7.wordpress.com
  Reply With Quote
Old 01-16-2010, 11:48 PM   #13
Rolf Granlund
Dojo: Shinsuikan/Genoa, Ohio
Location: Toledo, OH
Join Date: Jul 2002
Posts: 31
United_States
Offline
Re: Passed shodan on 12-13-09

Most excellent photos. I'll be testing for my shodan on Feb. 13th. I only hope I am as calm as you look for my test!!

With Respect,
Rolf Granlund
  Reply With Quote
Old 01-17-2010, 05:21 PM   #14
Amassus
 
Amassus's Avatar
Dojo: Aikido Musubi Ryu/ Yoshin Wadokan
Location: Hamilton
Join Date: Aug 2003
Posts: 305
New Zealand
Offline
Re: Passed shodan on 12-13-09

Congratulations!
It is always a big step and by the photos, you made it look easy!

Enjoy the next step on your journey.

"flows like water, reflects like a mirror, and responds like an echo." Chaung-tse
  Reply With Quote
Old 01-29-2010, 04:00 PM   #15
ilia rudnitskiy
 
ilia rudnitskiy's Avatar
Dojo: Saskatoon Aikikai
Location: Saskatoon
Join Date: Sep 2008
Posts: 31
Canada
Offline
Re: Passed shodan on 12-13-09

Congrats! I'll also be testing in about a month's time
  Reply With Quote
Old 02-14-2010, 01:39 AM   #16
Boris Spassky
 
Boris Spassky's Avatar
Location: Spring Valley, CA.
Join Date: Mar 2005
Posts: 32
United_States
Offline
Re: Passed shodan on 12-13-09

Inspiring photos! WOW..congrats!

Goldberg Sensei is just down the street from our Dojo-
  Reply With Quote

Please visit our sponsor:

AikiWeb Sponsored Links - Place your Aikido link here for only $10!



Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Advice for shodan test Jacob Clapsadle Testing 11 11-05-2008 05:42 PM
Shodan is another start of Aikido? EKoba Spiritual 12 05-06-2007 10:53 AM
Advice for a returning shodan LeeBrotzman General 37 05-19-2006 07:36 AM
syllabus, shodan and beyond Bob H. Testing 4 10-02-2003 07:01 AM
My Shodan Test Chocolateuke Testing 16 09-03-2002 08:29 PM


All times are GMT -6. The time now is 01:07 AM.



vBulletin Copyright © 2000-2014 Jelsoft Enterprises Limited
----------
Copyright 1997-2014 AikiWeb and its Authors, All Rights Reserved.
----------
For questions and comments about this website:
Send E-mail
plainlaid-picaresque outchasing-protistan explicantia-altarage seaford-stellionate