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Old 06-29-2003, 10:36 AM   #1
Daniel Mills
 
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Smile First/7th Kyu test earlier...

Can anyone spot the difference?

Before;



And after;








-Daniel.
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Old 06-29-2003, 11:09 AM   #2
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(Stealing Jun's line)

Congratulations!

Now, back to training.

Best Regards,

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Old 06-29-2003, 12:19 PM   #3
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Good job Daniel! Keep going, my friend!

Joseph Huebner

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Old 06-29-2003, 01:24 PM   #4
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uhmmm... let me se.... don't tell me.... oh yeah I got it !! You cut your toenails - right ? that's it isn't it ?

Sorry - congratulations on your test. I hope many more will come in the future. Best of luck

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Old 06-29-2003, 08:32 PM   #5
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Shouldn't you be smiling more in the second picture?

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Old 06-29-2003, 09:16 PM   #6
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Look at the stance.

Getting past being blinded by the bright yellow I see a difference.

Shizentai is where its at. Keep up the good work.

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Old 06-30-2003, 01:55 AM   #7
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Everyone says the smile thing, the truth is.. the white picture was taken after a regular training session, a mere two hours of fun..

The latter taken yesterday after.. six hours on the mat, a little tired, still a tad wracked-by-nerves, and bemused

I missed out on full marks, by one point. For a semi-failed forward into backward roll, where I was simply.. so shattered, the backwards finish ended a little before it should, but apart from that.. and a moment when I stepped back from a Kotegaishi, and couldn't feel my knees anymore (and after watching the tape, you can visibly see me bob up and down, as I try to remember how to stand up..).. I don't actually remember a single thing about the actual test!..

Should have some moving images to give you all nightmares with sometime soon.

ps. After viewing the tape, I can confirm that 400lb ukemi isn't pretty, but it looks almost as much fun as it actually is!

-Daniel.
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Old 06-30-2003, 11:14 AM   #8
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Hey Daniel

way too go on the test

It only gets more demanding from here on out .

I wouldnt fret too much about the not remembering thing its happend to me on every test so far .

As far as the second photo is concerned just tell everyone your practicing your Budo Face !

best of luck in your training

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Old 06-30-2003, 11:33 AM   #9
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Belt is now embroidered, and I'm happy with the result. Means it's not just a plain yellow bit of webbing now



-Daniel
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Old 07-01-2003, 09:03 AM   #10
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Quote:
Peter Rehse (PeterR) wrote:
Look at the stance.

Getting past being blinded by the bright yellow I see a difference.

Shizentai is where its at. Keep up the good work.
And this from a man who warns people that I'm evil!

Well done Daniel, keep at it.

Sean

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Old 07-01-2003, 11:27 AM   #11
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Daniel,

Good job! It's nice to get past that first hurdle. If you're interested, I've posted two pics from my recent 4th and 3rd kyu tests here:

http://www.aikiweb.com/forums/showth...&threadid=3994

I'm another big guy, but I do pretty well. I've been training for almost four years, and I only wish I had started years before that.

Regards,

-Drew

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Old 07-01-2003, 05:17 PM   #12
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Hi Drew!

The pictures from your test are great, I should have some short movie clips of my test in the next few days

After watching a junior grading on the day before the senior testings, I too felt the same, that I really wished I'd started at a younger age!

Best,

-Daniel.
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Old 07-05-2003, 09:58 AM   #13
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yeh once again weldone mate you have done well keep it up.

with out the heart there can be no understanding between body and mind and if u have never linked ur self to true emptiness you will never comprehend the full dimension of aikido.
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Old 07-05-2003, 11:22 PM   #14
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Hmmm U CHANGED DOGI'S!! LOL, once again I'd like to congratulate you.
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