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    Of your journey so far, which belt was the most difficult for you? What made it difficult, the test or the material?

    For myself it was blue belt. While my tests for green and 3rd brown where much more exhausting both physically and mentally than my blue belt exam for some reason blue belt was the hardest for me. It wasnt the test that made it difficult it was learning the material that was hard. I had the hardest time with the blue belt stuff. Green and 3rd brown material was easier for me to grasp than the blue belt material.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dubljay
    Of your journey so far, which belt was the most difficult for you? What made it difficult, the test or the material?

    For myself it was blue belt. While my tests for green and 3rd brown where much more exhausting both physically and mentally than my blue belt exam for some reason blue belt was the hardest for me. It wasnt the test that made it difficult it was learning the material that was hard. I had the hardest time with the blue belt stuff. Green and 3rd brown material was easier for me to grasp than the blue belt material.
    First brown was the hardest only because I was the only Advanced Green Belt at that time so I did not have anyone to work with. And doing two man techniques inthe air are a lot different than on the body.
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    I think for many students myself included Yellow Belt was one of the hardest belts because everything is so new.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dubljay
    Of your journey so far, which belt was the most difficult for you? What made it difficult, the test or the material?
    2nd Brown.
    Neither test nor material. My instructor moved.

    that's about it.

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    Usually the current one.

    I would have to say somewhere around purple. You have most of the basics down then you have to start adapting them to the higher level techniques. It requires a little more expleration not just mimicking the technique.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gakusei
    Usually the current one.

    I would have to say somewhere around purple. You have most of the basics down then you have to start adapting them to the higher level techniques. It requires a little more expleration not just mimicking the technique.
    ya purple was the hardest for me

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    Here here for Purple..
    I couldn't remember the mental material,(stuff our organization has us memorize) *twitch* And keeping the tecs in order........ Purple is my nemesis..

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    All of the belts that I've tested for thus far have been challenging for me, but I guess I'd have to say that Orange was the toughest. Mainly because for that belt I had to have all of my basics down (perfect, or as close to perfect as possible) & had to learn this long form that just seemed to go on forever! (Long I) Plus, I pre-tested three times* before I was finally given the "ok" to test for Orange (after having my Yellow Belt for a year & a half). For a while there, I wasn't sure I was going to make it!





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    Im gonna say the review before my black belt test, because I was ready to quit and was frustrated with a lot of things going on at the time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Miyu
    Im gonna say the review before my black belt test, because I was ready to quit and was frustrated with a lot of things going on at the time. Bob kept me from walking away
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    I would have to say the most difficult was my test for 2nd brown. The material was indeed hard to remember, but on the day of my test i caught a stomach virus which had been going around the little ones in the school. I knew there would be trouble when i felt kinda strange after the first round of push ups. I was about 5 minutes from finishing the test... my instructor started asking questions about the techs and i started to get real queasy and then i turned about 10 shades of green.

    Well you can imagine what happened next! I apologized and asked to be excused from the test and said i would be happy to re-take, i grabbed my stuff, flew out the door and barely made it home.

    Yes, and did i mention the material was the hardest for me too!

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    I would say arguably for most it's the First Test that is the most difficult. You really don't know what to expect. Everything is new. You're learning a new vocabulary, a new way of moving, a new way of standing, of breathing. Everything is alien and different. Although each progressive level, the materiel becomes increasingly more sophisticated, and the amount of materiel that you are responsible for, becomes more and more, somehow for most folk, it's that very first test.

    The next would definately be the jump to blackbelt. Enormous review, high expectations and that strange feeling, that some kind of mystical change is about to occur. (It doesn't but you expect it to!) lol
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    Quote Originally Posted by SifuDangeRuss View Post
    Enormous review, high expectations and that strange feeling, that some kind of mystical change is about to occur. (It doesn't but you expect it to!) lol
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    Quote Originally Posted by Zarnyk View Post
    Now you've wrecked it for me!
    Let me re-phrase that, Zarnikins....

    "..the change that occurs, may not be the one you anticipate..."

    (Is that better ? or at least more suitably, inscrutable?)
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    For me the hardest test will probably be tonightís test. I missed the original test a month ago. Then I forgot that I was going to be tested until two days ago it was sprung on me that five of us are to test tonight. So yeah itís hard to practice two man set alone and Iím sure that will be on tonightís test.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hemi View Post
    For me the hardest test will probably be tonightís test. I missed the original test a month ago. Then I forgot that I was going to be tested until two days ago it was sprung on me that five of us are to test tonight. So yeah itís hard to practice two man set alone and Iím sure that will be on tonightís test.
    I'd wish you luck, Hemi...but I would prefer you simply rely upon skill. Trust yourself, the materiel is in there, bud. Just let it come out at the appropriate time.

    (and let me be the first to congratulate you, on what I am sure will be a successful venture)
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    Blue belt all the way, except short one was a killer

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rob Broad View Post
    I think for many students myself included Yellow Belt was one of the hardest belts because everything is so new.
    I'd have to agree.
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    I would have to say blue . We were a Tracy Studio that taught mainly Tracy teks/forms, but with a Parker application. For some reason I had a really hard time with S3. We were required to learn the form on both sides, as in S3a/S3b. I eventually got it, but it twar,nt easy!
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    Blue belt. I'm not sure why, but it was almost like a "hump" to cross. My instructor as I was coming up awarded what he called "honors." The term simply meant that the student passed the test with no errors to correct. Blue belt was the only level that I did not receive honors! But, you can be that by the time I reached green, etc., I was ready!
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