Grading next week!

Discussion in 'Kickboxing' started by Unreal Combat, Jun 30, 2012.

  1. Unreal Combat

    Unreal Combat Valued Member

    My instructor contacted me earlier tonight asking me if I want to take my first grading for Kickboxing next week. If I pass the grading sessions I will be advancing by two belts.

    So I am currently working on my technique, brushing up on my knowledge so far before I get my head into the grading test.

    Any serious tips or advice would be much welcomed.

    Wish me luck!
  2. slickoneuk

    slickoneuk Member Supporter

    Relax and enjoy it, listen and do as you are asked. If you were not ready he wouldn't have asked you to grade.
  3. Blade96

    Blade96 shotokan karateka

    good luck bud :)
  4. Unreal Combat

    Unreal Combat Valued Member

    Thanks for the luck. I passed!

    So I have now advanced two grades and I am currently waiting for my certificates! :D
  5. Seventh

    Seventh Super Sexy Sushi Time

    Congrats mate, that's great to hear!
  6. Unreal Combat

    Unreal Combat Valued Member

  7. Blade96

    Blade96 shotokan karateka

    congrats you :)
  8. Unreal Combat

    Unreal Combat Valued Member

    Thankyou! :D
  9. Mitch

    Mitch Lord Mitch of MAP Admin

    Congrats UC :) You don't train under Ian Harrison do you?

  10. Unreal Combat

    Unreal Combat Valued Member

    Sorry Mitch, I didn't notice this had been posted in.

    No I don't train under Ian Harrison. My trainers name is Shaun though I'm not sure of his last name (I've never asked actually). He was the trainer of Ricky Gammon back when he used to kickbox (I believe Ricky fights out of Roughhouse now in MMA). The club is called St George Kickboxing and is based in Hucknall.
  11. Unreal Combat

    Unreal Combat Valued Member

    And now it's official. My certificates have arrived.


  12. Bigmikey

    Bigmikey Internet Pacifist.

    GOOD STUFF MAN! Congrats!
  13. Unreal Combat

    Unreal Combat Valued Member

    Thankyou! :)
  14. Bigmikey

    Bigmikey Internet Pacifist.

    Had I known you could pulverize me with a foot I'd have been MUCH nicer to you. Wanna be best friends? :eek:

  15. Unreal Combat

    Unreal Combat Valued Member

    I was unaware you had ever been mean to me, if you was then it certainly wasn't bad enough for me to remember, haha.
  16. Bigmikey

    Bigmikey Internet Pacifist.

    ;) we can still be best friends though if ya wanna. I have cool aide... jus sayin...
  17. Unreal Combat

    Unreal Combat Valued Member

    I don't think we have cool aide in the UK. ;)

    I have no issue with being anyones friend, lol. :)
  18. Bigmikey

    Bigmikey Internet Pacifist.

    NO COOL AID??? For real? Oh man... you, sir, have missed out on a LOT of needless toothrot... shame on you...

  19. Unreal Combat

    Unreal Combat Valued Member

    I don't have many teeth left as it is, haha.
  20. Hive

    Hive Valued Member

    Thought I'd hijack this thread rather than make a new one.

    Had my first grading on Sunday at the Sanshou (Chinese kickboxing) class I've been going to since October. To my surprise, having gotten no heads up prior, I was required to break boards using randomly assigned kicks. Although I successfully broke it when asked to roundhouse, I failed to break the damn thing using a front kick, despite being given 5 attempts. So although I failed (and bruised the Fucus vesiculosus out of my foot), I'm to re-attempt the front kick in tonight's class. Hopefully I pull it off.

    Anyway, when I mentioned this to my sparring buddy, he was surprised that we were required to break boards, citing them it as a dangerous (to the toes) and an outdated practice. Is that the case? Is it a common feature or a rare thing these days. Am just curious as to what the general consensus is from you forum whores :)

    Thanks in advance.
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