It’s official, I’m a Ninja.By
I passed my Nidan grading :o)
For my crafty cohorts who aren’t familiar with the term, I have been training in Goju Ryu Karate for 14 years, and this past Saturday I tested and passed for my 2nd degree black belt.
This grading was very special to me in many ways. It has been 9 years since I graded last, due to having to change schools many times before finding the perfect fit and having many injuries that needed to be addressed before I could take on the challenge. I’m proud of myself, and feel deeply content now that it’s over.
My Sensei is credited with supporting, challenging and encouraging myself and the 2 amazing people I graded with. The dojo is fun, relaxed and supportive. I am extremely grateful to have found such a wonderful school.
Here are some shots from the day;
Proof that one can be crafty, and still be badass :)
Hello Ms. Nidan!
Let me just say that you completely broke that grading IN HALF! I am so incredibly proud of you and actually found myself getting emotional seeing you step up to receive your belt and certificate. What a momentous occassion. What a historical moment. I am thrilled to have been there to witness it in person. Indeed, you certainly are crafty AND badass. lol. You ninja… you… lol. Congratulations my dear. So deserving. So talented. So wonderful. Now go and REST. `Nuf said on that.“ lol. Don`t forget the traumeel.