Faithie, the Almost Black Belt

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Last weekend was my final testing for my black belt. It consisted of 3 two hour sessions, one of which began at 6 am. I had been dreading this because I really didn’t think I could endure six hours with my Shihan who can be pretty intense.. but it actually flew by so quickly!! 

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There was running… ooooo so much running… 

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Showing our proficiency in weapons

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Self Defense portion.. couldn’t get a non blurry pic of this portion because we were SO AWESOME 😉

There was sparring, which I have no pics of myself doing.. bummer.. 

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There was running in the sparring gear… which didn’t suck as much as in my head I thought it would…. If I learned anything sparring. it’s that I’m a mouth breather.. I always feel like I’m not getting enough air in when I breathe through my nose.. So having a mouth guard in I feel like I’m a fish gasping for air. EVERY TIME.. 

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There was focus drills. 

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There were tons of photos taken

Especially of me with my awesome partners in crime:

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And I passed! Which promoted me from Black Belt Candidate to Black Belt Elect. That’s right.. come the end of this month I will be presented with my awesome new BLACK BELT! 

Oh and a special thanks to my two adoring fans who supported me throughout the whole weekend:

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