TNboy From Australia, joined Mar 2002, 1131 posts, RR: 20 Reply 7, posted (10 years 1 month 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 677 times:
I have been doing Go-Kan-Ryu karate since the beginning of the year, and would have graded for my orange belt last month, except I was on vacation overseas.... so grading will probably now be in December. Last night was my first night back after 6 weeks, so I'm a bit sore this morning. But I love karate and it is a great sport for enjoyment and keeping fit.
Redngold From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 6907 posts, RR: 47 Reply 8, posted (10 years 1 month 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 676 times:
I have a gold belt with two stripes, in Tae Kwon Do. I made the rank more than sixteen years ago. I can still do most of the moves, but their effectiveness would be questionable at best.
PS you think gold belt is high, you're wrong. It's the second rank, above beginner/novice. I have the stripes because I couldn't pass all of the orange belt tests, but passed two of them (meditation and sparring.)
Ryanb741 From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2002, 3221 posts, RR: 16 Reply 10, posted (10 years 1 month 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 658 times:
3rd degree balck best in Nam Pai Chuan King Fu - did Shotokan Karate as a kid in Australia. Used to do Muay Thai but found that competing in kickboxing tournaments at the weekend and then appearing at client meetings on monday with balck eyes wasn't ideal - plus kickboxing gave me the worst moment of my life when I was in a semi final against my friend and ended up paralysing him Albeit he recovered a couple of weeks after.
I used to think the brain is the most fascinating part of my body. But, hey, who is telling me that?
Sebolino From France, joined May 2001, 3672 posts, RR: 5 Reply 11, posted (10 years 1 month 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 651 times:
I practice Shotokan karatedo, that's not a sport, thought it's also a physical activity. I practiced a bit of Wado-ryu too.
I'll try to have the 1st dan in March.
By the way, I have the luck to have as head of my club probably the better expert in the world of real Karatedo (no competition, no bullshit, no useless pride, no wood breaking of my ass, just efficiency and the way ... )