25 MAR 13
ABD - STRIPE TEST! All the work for the last three months is coming to a head. Thursday is belt testing, so for all intents and purposes, tonight is just a dry run for the belt test Thursday. Of course, there is always a surprise or three belt test day.
Numbers for the last three stripe tests:
Push Ups: 9/9/12
Left Kick: 32/30/34
Right Kick: 30/29/38
BJJ - Brad Wolfson of Soulcraft BJJ and one of Sensei McShane's instructors came down to teach a class. Learned so good back control stuff. How to get a choke on somebody whose defending their neck.
And then this happened...
|Brad's the guy with the black belt|
Several of my fellow BJJ students and I were awarded some stripes tonight. Stripes are inter-belt indicators of rank and progression. BJJ has a much steeper curve with belts. I've been a white belt just under a year and just got my first stripe. Average time to black belt is 10-15 years. Some people take longer; some less. Either way, this came as a surprise tonight.. Congrats to my fellow students!
28 MAR 13
ABD - BELT TEST!!! This was one for the books. Tabata rounds, krav, stick, more stick. It was insane and intense. And I loved every minute of it. Green belt: unlocked.