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    Testing for Purple tonight, if all goes well next week I will be in a red Gi.
    The only thing that worries me is that I had no time to practice all weekend and won’t get a chance before class tonight so I’m going in cold.
    A black belt covers 2" of your butt. Covering the rest is soley up to you

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    Just do your best and then tell us all about it later!! Red gi with purple belt, eh?!! Pretty cool!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shodan
    Red gi with purple belt, eh?!! Pretty cool!!


    LOL yeah not much chance of wining a fashion show. I’ll be in the red Gi till I hit Red Belt then I get to wear a Blue Gi for a year. Then I finally get to don the Black Gi.


    Thank you for the good luck vibe I’ll need it.
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    Interesting- our studios just stick with the boring white and black gis!! I once had a pair of blue pants though and loved them- at least you get a better variety!!

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    verry cool... good luck, and tell us how it went
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    Good Skill! (We don't need luck)

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    **cheering** You'll do just great!! Let us know how the test went....

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    Best of luck! You will rock it, no problem.
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    Well the test went really well last night. The test started out as usual with basic blocks, punches, kicks, then a once or twice through the forms and sets. I have to say that it always screws me up when we have to go through the forms with my instructor calling out the numbers. But the second time through we were aloud to go at our own pace and I was able to shine at that point. After that point we paired off and started doing the techniques. My instructor changed things up a little this time around. We went through about half of the techniques up to purple belt then he said form a tech line for some spontaity drills ( Spelling- that word is not in spell check) LOL. But I think our instructor wanted to throw us a little cure ball but since a few of us get together on weekends away from class and work on this a LOT we all kind of hit that ball out of the park.

    So a long story short I am now the newest Purple Belt Here.

    On a side note I wanted to ask ya’ll what your take is on working out- doing techs outside. I tend to try and do them on my back patio after dark; I have a lot of two story houses around so a lot of people can watch if they were so inclined. And since my wife kind of kicked me all upside my rear end with a comment she made one night when she was watching me through the window of the back door. I was outside doing all the techs to purple belt by myself so I was doing them in the air so to speak. When my wife comes out and said “You look like a cheerleader doing that out there. I was like DOA!!!! That’s going to leave a mark LMAO so needless to say I am a little self conches about doing my techs outside as I know anyone watching will have no idea what I am doing. And would not understand that I am practicing putting a smack down on someone NOT doing cheers LMAO.


    Oh and thanks for the vote of Good luck/ Good skill from everyone
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    Congrats on your new belt!

    Practice when and where you want.
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    yeah, who cares what you look like.. i wouldnt let it bother you... just keep doing what you have been doing, and keep up the good work!

    congrats
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    Congratulations!

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    Congrats!! Glad it went well for you and you had fun. Now your new belt matches the one on here!! Keep up the good work!

    Oh- and I do my Kenpo in the dark out back sometimes too!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2004hemi
    On a side note I wanted to ask ya’ll what your take is on working out- doing techs outside. I was outside doing all the techs to purple belt by myself so I was doing them in the air so to speak. When my wife comes out and said “You look like a cheerleader doing that out there. I was like DOA!!!! That’s going to leave a mark LMAO so needless to say I am a little self conches about doing my techs outside as I know anyone watching will have no idea what I am doing. And would not understand that I am practicing putting a smack down on someone NOT doing cheers LMAO.
    First of all, super congratulations.

    As for the outside stuff, I practice outside. Not a lot, but sometimes. I practice at the gym in the aerobics room all the time. I used to practice punches when I was riding the exercise bike and one older man thought I had a bit of a problem. It was funny.

    Generally, people know that it's martial arts. Maybe you need to kei more or something.

    (And probably you should lose the pom poms. I think it gives the wrong impression.)

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    Quote Originally Posted by amylong
    (And probably you should lose the pom poms. I think it gives the wrong impression.)

    --Amy
    and here I worried you might be mad about the fire extinguisher comment
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    Congrats on the new belt.
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    Funny thing about practicing in public.

    I was at the gym today doing kata and a guy came in who does kenpo.

    He's a green belt locally who works out at a school under an instructor I didn't know.

    The good news is that what I was doing was recognized as actually being kenpo.

    He didn't even look around for pom poms or anything.

    I feel good about that.

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    I Guess I will be forced to take my new Red gi to the dry cleaners all the time. God help me if it were to fade to pink.
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    Do your best that's all that can be asked of you and let us know how you got on.


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