Category: Karate

Wado World Cup 2010

So, now that it’s all over, I shall endeavour to condense into one post the busiest week I’ve had since, well, possibly since I arrived in Japan. It started as normal,...

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*drumroll*

…I passed! Woohoo! It was a really really long day, starting with a seminar from 9am, then the grading from 2pm. There were quite a lot of people – maybe 100...

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Belts and trousers

Sitting outside the gym waiting to go and register for my shodan test. Was quite nervous last night and didn’t sleep that well, which in a way is good as now...

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Busy busy busy!

Last night Sensei asked me if I could help and translate at the World Cup training sessions tomorrow and Friday. Of course I said yes, even though it means that today...

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24 days to go

Have I told you that I have my shodan (black belt) test on the 16th of August? I honestly can’t remember, so sorry if I have, and sorry if I haven’t....

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Karate is like…

…having a dumpster full of lego, and a photo of the fantastical creation you are expected to make with the millions of pieces in your possession. As time goes on, it...

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