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    Default Congratulations MichaelEdward!!

    Hearty congratulations to Mike for earning his 1st degree Black Belt in December!



    Mike, you really know your Kenpo well and I'm sure you've made Mr. Mike Hogan and Mr. Huk Planas quite proud with your dedication to the art...as well as your results. Great job!!

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    Congrats!!!!
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    Default Re: Congratulations MichaelEdward!!

    Well done, Mike!

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    Default Re: Congratulations MichaelEdward!!

    Thanks folks ...

    I continue to study American Kenpo because, every day, when I leave the studio, I feel better than when I arrived at the studio. The exercise and mental stimulation are rewarding and exhilirating.

    I earned my first belt in early 2001. So for me, this part has been a six year endeavor. So far, so good.

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    Outstanding! Congratulations on reaching a major milestone!
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    Congratulations.
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    Default Re: Congratulations MichaelEdward!!

    Congratulations!

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    Congratulations!!!! Way to go!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Carol Kaur View Post
    Hearty congratulations to Mike for earning his 1st degree Black Belt in December!



    Mike, you really know your Kenpo well and I'm sure you've made Mr. Mike Hogan and Mr. Huk Planas quite proud with your dedication to the art...as well as your results. Great job!!
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    Default Re: Congratulations MichaelEdward!!

    Good Job Mike!

    We'd ask for footage, but if you'd had it, you'd likely have posted it. (Unless you just haven't posted it yet. In which case....post it!!)

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    Default Re: Congratulations MichaelEdward!!

    Sweet!

    You should be very proud of your accomplishment!

    It makes my day when I hear about a new Shodan who is ALSO a good guy!
    The above is just my opinion.

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    Quote Originally Posted by amylong View Post
    Good Job Mike!

    We'd ask for footage, but if you'd had it, you'd likely have posted it. (Unless you just haven't posted it yet. In which case....post it!!)

    --Amy
    Nope .. No footage of the testing, of course.

    I think we are doing some sort of demonstration for the studio early next month ... maybe we'll get some video of that.

    Oh, and when I say we ... the test had five candidates ... all of whom will be part of whatever the upcoming dog and pony show is about.

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    Default Re: Congratulations MichaelEdward!!

    Way to go!

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    Default Re: Congratulations MichaelEdward!!

    Good job, and congratulations.

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    Default Re: Congratulations MichaelEdward!!

    Congratulations!!! now you are at the stage to Really learn a lot. About people you teach and how to communicate with them. You will find it taxing and rewarding seeing them grow under your teaching.

    I am Most Respectfully,
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    Default Re: Congratulations MichaelEdward!!

    Michael

    I have read just about every post you have made here on KenpoTalk and a great deal of those on MartialTalk, and I can only say you are most worthy of your new rank. You do your school, and instructor a great service by being here and sharing your kenpo knowledge with everyone. It is great to see yor writings on topics because often you have the perspective of I am herenow and working on ..... , instead of I remember X number of years ago when I was working on...

    You, Sir, are a true inspiration in the Kenpo community
    Quality outweighs quantity every time.

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    Default Re: Congratulations MichaelEdward!!

    congrats mike, iwas just curious was huk present for the test and if so i can understand the pressure you must have been under. i don't think i have ever crossed paths with your instructor but i am always ready to work out with any of huk's guys or any kenpo for that matter but for specific knowledge it is good to see another on huk's family tree.
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    Default Re: Congratulations MichaelEdward!!

    Again, thanks to each of you, for your kind thoughts.

    No, Jason, Mr. Planas was not at the test. Although, I have to admit that the test did not present any pressure to me for two reasons. First, I was a first brown belt for two years ... which provided plenty of time to become adequately familiar with the material. Second, that I am not real motivated by 'title'. Some posters have wondered why I didn't mention the test and promotion myself; I am internally comfortable with my knowledge and skill, and the belt is only an external representation of that.

    I hope that I have spent enough time on the mat with Mr. Planas, privately and in groups, so that his presence would not have made a difference in my performance. In fact, I am off to see Huk this afternoon down in CT. Although he knows all about the test, I doubt he will mention it. As two whether he would have signed the certificate, or stopped the test after five minutes <<<shrugg>>>, who knows.

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    Default Re: Congratulations MichaelEdward!!

    Good job, congrats!
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