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    I haven’t been around much as of late but I’m back and it’s that time again.
    I am testing for advanced purple tonight. I’m confident in everything except blocking set 2. I worked it about 200 times last night but I seem to still have a slight hesitation in the middle of the set? I told my instructor I was sitting on the fence about testing and he told me in not so many words I better be there tonight. So wish me luck well ok maybe not luck, I just hope I don’t leave my brain at home.


    Oh and if anyone that reads this knows maybe you can help. My instructor moved his school from Ft. Worth to Mesquite about three years ago. Anyway since he moved so far all of his black belts don’t attend his school anymore or well very often anyway. This Sat two of his black belt students attended class and I noticed that their black Gi’s were just that VERY Black. My instructors Gi is almost stone washed looking since he has obviously had it for some time. I know it is a long ways off but where can you buy a stone washed looking black Gi.
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    You'll do fine. The key to blocking set 2 is to simply just do it. IMHO. Whenever I start "thinking" about it I hesitate too. LOL. Just relax and do your thing! BTW, I love the new avatar. LMAO
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    Best of luck tonight.
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    Congrats!! Cuz I know you will pass!!

    My gi is a Kata brand and is turning stone-washed looking with every washing. I'm sure your instructor has a good recommendation for gis too.....ask around!!
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    No worries on the test.

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    Good luck!
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    Good luck hemi! Who is the instructor you're referring to? I'm in Fort Worth myself... so just curious.

    Stone washed Gi? Well to get that worn in look you can either wear and wash it for 10 years or you can look for one at the Goodwill. :P You might be able to find a grey one somewhere online.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cameypsaromatis
    Who is the instructor you're referring to? I'm in Fort Worth myself... so just curious.

    Stone washed Gi? Well to get that worn in look you can either wear and wash it for 10 years or you can look for one at the Goodwill. :P You might be able to find a grey one somewhere online.

    Congrats in advance.


    My instructor is Mr. Keith Gorham he moved his school from Granbury about 3 years ago. I am not real familiar with that area but I am guessing itís close to Ft. Worth. Since his new school has only been in Mesquite for around 3 years now no one has made it to black belt yet. So itís different when one of his black belt students show up for class.

    Not to knock the black Giís they look cool and all but I like the way the more worn in black Giís look. When the black belts walked in it was like a white belt with a Bran new White belt and Gi. It just stuck out a little. But like I said Iím a LONG way from having to worry about that.

    Thanks everyone for the Good luck. I passed the test tonight. It kills me that I was doing blocking set 2 just fine on the mat before the test. Then on the test I messed up the last part of the test. But I guess I will get another chance to show that I do have it down on the next test.
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    Hey Congrats again hemi. I don't know him personally, but I'm very familiar with him. Oddly enough my home town is Granbury, but I wasn't aware he was doing anything there. I do know that he had a school in North Richland Hills and when he left Bill Piper picked it up and has an awesome thing going there now. I'm at Texas Storm Kenpo w/ Bill myself.

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    The "Stonewashed" gi thing is from washing and drying. Mine (and I'm at brown) is getting faded, so now when I wash it, I don't dry it. But more importantly-it's all about the training.
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    Congrats on passig your test.
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    Congratulations!

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    Congratulations!
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    Congrats on your promotion. I have taken a few seminars from Mr. Gorham when he was in he AKKI. He is very good.

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    Congratulations on passing! I pefer to wear a heavy weight gi and I believe that in time with a good amount of sweat and washing that yours will be "stone washed" too. I don't think that a middle or light weight gi will get the same desired "stone washed" look due to the polyester fabric.
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    I wear a heavy weight gi now but its red I am really hoping it does not fade to a pinkish color. I will be in this gi till red belt then I will wear a blue gi till Brown belt. So I have a pretty good ways till I will be wearing a black gi I think at brown I wear a black gi. I was just hoping to not stick out so bad but I guess by the time I made black belt my gi would be somewhat faded anyway.



    Thanks everyone for the congrats..

    Oh and CC sorry I missed what you had said about the avatar someone sent me that pic in an e mail ,it cracked me up. I was a little worried about using it I didn’t want to be over the top but everyone that knows me knows that just how I am. A little bit Redneck I guess. LMAO
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    Congrats on your promotion Hemi
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