Sunday, February 11, 2007

Black Belt Test: The Day After

No suspense necessary. At the end of the test, Ms. Pryor asked me some questions about how I thought I did, and gave me some advice/goals for the future (as usual!).

Then she said "You passed."

Now, this isn't the final word. Ms. Pryor is 2nd in rank to Master Hughes. She told me she'd share HER view of the test, but that the ultimate decision is up to Master Hughes. I didn't talk with him--in fact, he left right after the test.

Here is what I think of my test: I did my personal best.

I know that's a cliche, but it's how I feel. I don't always do my best at "final performances;" sometimes I get a case of nerves, or haven't really rehearsed that well.

But this time, I did live up to all the practice. I did do my best. What is it those annoying "inspirational" posters say? I gave 110% at that test!

Very satisfying feeling, that.

There will be lots of picture soon--Brian A. had his nice camera, and he's also going to put together a DVD with footage that others shot on camcorders!

Bruce and Robbie took a few pictures. Here they are.


TKD Rocker said...

Congrats!!!! Now you truly begin your training! 1st dan form is Bassai, right? It's my favorite - I think you'll have a lot of fun with it. By the way, I've been posting a lot more to my blog lately, so check it out. Maybe you can help me think of a name for my kata. Again, congratulations and I wish you the best!

Anonymous said...

Congratulations TKD Mom on a terrific accomplishment!
Kicker Chick

Little Cricket said...

Congratulations, TKDMom!