Black belt testing tomorrow... yikes!!!!

Discussion in 'General Martial Arts Discussion' started by AussieGirl, Feb 10, 2017.

  1. aaradia

    aaradia Choy Li Fut and Yang Tai Chi Chuan Student Moderator Supporter

  2. Pretty In Pink

    Pretty In Pink Valued Member

  3. KSP08

    KSP08 New Member

    Congrats! It's a good feeling.
  4. Simon

    Simon The Bulldog Admin

    Great news, congratulations.
  5. Jaydub

    Jaydub Valued Member

    Congratulations! That sounds like a hard core test!

    How many of the eleven testing made it through?
  6. Travess

    Travess The Welsh MAPper Supporter

    Congratulations AussieGirl...! :happy: :fight1: :happy: :fight1:

  7. Frodocious

    Frodocious She who MUST be obeyed! Moderator Supporter

    Congratulations! :)
  8. Dan93

    Dan93 Valued Member

    Congrats. Now your training starts.

    I remember it being one of the most nerve racking moments in my life, I actually burst in to tears when I got my belt as it was a hard test and was physically and mentally exhausted.
    You sound like you handled it well and had to forethought to work on your fitness as well as technique. Well done!
  9. AussieGirl

    AussieGirl Valued Member

    Thanks everyone :) :) :)

    That's one of the things that our school says all the time. Black belt means that you've mastered the basics and are ready to begin training. :)

    We all made it through. There were another 3-4 (I think) conditional black belts that the staff had a quiet word with in the weeks before the test and recommended that they postpone until the next round (6 months) because they didn't feel they would pass. There was one person at the test who was rather dubious. That was the reason for our outdoor run apparently... the staff wanted to debate whether he should pass, without all of us in earshot.
  10. Pretty In Pink

    Pretty In Pink Valued Member

    So fascinating! When I get my black belt it will probably be handed to me at the end of the class. I'd love to try a black belt grading like that (the 5 hour long gruelling kind). Gotta earn the right to try though :D
  11. Mitch

    Mitch Lord Mitch of MAP Admin

    Congrats! :)
  12. khuang85

    khuang85 New Member

    Congrats! My test seemed to be done in a different manner. We don't do weapons and if you make a mistake during a form, you need to just keep on going and don't show it on your face. You'll get some points deducted but as long as you stay strong and have low stances.
  13. Tom bayley

    Tom bayley Valued Member

    Congratulations. A black belt is a great achievement.

    For me the most important thing about a black-belt is that it should mark the fact that you are no longer a student.

    This does not mean that you stop learning. But what it means is that you are now responsible for your own learning.

    I liken it to the difference between a degree and a post grad. In a degree you learn to think and do, but your teachers are in charge of what you learn. In a post grad you still follow the lead of your adviser, but you have to make your own judgments and decisions and justify what you do. Meanwhile your adviser claims all of your successes as there own. And pinches your best ideas.
    Last edited: Feb 18, 2017

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