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    Sunday
    Jul262009

    Yellow Belts!

    Yesterday was testing day at the Tim Cunningham Isshinryu Dojo in Tarboro, NC.  Alice, Daniel, and I were all testing for our first belt - yellow belt (hachi kyu).  All of us passed with flying colors - as you can see in the picture at the bottom of this entry.  Before that, though, here's a short video of the prearranged fighting sequence (called a "kata") that was a requirement for this test.  This is Seisan kata.

    I love doing these kata - and there are about 12-15 of them in total that are required for black belt.  Several of them include traditional Okinawan weapons - sai, bo, and tonfa.

    We're all on the journey to black belt (Shodan), and we look forward to the adventure!

    Left to right - Alice; Keith; Daniel; Sensei Tim Cunningham, 7th Degree Black Belt

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    Wonderful post... Very informational and educational as usual!

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    February 23, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJay B.

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