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 :)