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    HOORAY!
    Er, I mean.
    Hello, all.
    I'm a green belt but I'm testing for Brown belt on Labor Day, Monday ( Sept. 4th )
    I'm really nervous but also really excited!!
    Anybody have any hints, suggestions, or tips on calming my nerves? ( BESIDES practicing - I've been going through all my material at least once every day, I've been eating, breathing and sleeping Kenpo. LOL )
    .*thinks to self...* Brown Belt = I'M GETTING A BLACK GI!!! WHOOO!!!
    "Kenpo is like karate on steriods"

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    Good luck on your test.
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    Wolfgirl, take the weekend go through things a couple times, and relax, take your mind off the test. Your instructor would not have you testing if you were not ready.
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    Way to go WolfGirl. You'll do great!

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    what Rob said, dont worry.. you wouldnt be tested if you werent ready.. just work your stuff hard, and take the last day and do nothing kenpo related. relax.. let your muscles relax.. let your mind relax, go have fun.. then go thru a light refresher or two the day of the test. its like working muscles.. you have to give them time to recover from working out if they're going to get stronger.

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    I say, work out really hard to the point of exhaustion. Let every technique you know run through your head day and night. Lose sleep. Totally freak out and then stress a little. Then be sure to come to the test completely nervous and freaking out.

    Well, that's always worked for me.

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    LOL!!
    Amy, you just totally described what I go through before every test.
    o.@

    Okay.. yes.. I must relax.. Yeah, Sunday morning I work - so I usually sleep half the day after work - so relaxing on sunday wont be that hard :P
    *nods*
    Right.. that's what my instructor said, "I wouldn't have you test if you weren't ready."
    He said that when I was freaking out 'cause I couldn't make a 5.0 Grappling technique work.
    LoL..
    But thankyou!! I love when I get feedback
    *gives cautious hugs to everyone*
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    No luck needed. All it is, is a formality. It's just like class but with more people watching. No biggie. You'll do fine or else you wouldn't be there in the first place.

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    Labor day has come and gone, soooooo how did it go?
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    How did your test go? What was the hardest part? What was the best part?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ceicei View Post
    How did your test go? What was the hardest part? What was the best part?

    - Ceicei
    Yes. Details. The stressing is over now, you can relax.
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    LoL Sorry people - Just kinda' left you hanging!!
    OKAY.. Umm, when I arrived I was pretty nervous, but I had been listening to "pump up" music ( Kill Bill theme song, mostly) and I was like, LET'S DO THIS THING!
    And the test started at noon, with three other people in it ( to keep me company, I think? )
    And then the test started, and I acted like it was just an ordinary test..UNTIL
    Mr Potter was like, "ERIN! Explain to me..." And he totally went into Kenpo lingo. And I'm like, "Uh." But I got most of it right, however, he made me pick some techniques and made me explain them, basicly making me think. And I froze on two, trying to remember the names of the techniques.. but in the end he ended up pointing to one (we have plagues up on the wall ) And I was like, "Um. I can't see, Sir." And he rolled his eyes and was like OMG and everyone started cracking up.
    ...LoL, so it wasn't as serious as I thought it was, and I'm very glad for that. Mrs Potter did most of the forms with me, so that was great. Somehow, we make each other look awesome - that's what they tell us, anyway. The fighting at the end went pretty well, considering I was exhausted by then - as I should be, lol - but I only fought 3 people.
    He went easy on me. *feels spoiled. Is teacher's pet, yes.*
    And at the end he gave a big ol' long speech, which was very... wow.. lol.. I can't begin to describe it - except that he got emotional towards the end and his eyes started watering up!! And that made ME feel like crying and Mrs Potter is watching with the video camera going "Awww"
    ...Yes.. LoL
    And then I put on my brown belt, and he kicked meh - and hugged me as usual - and then Mrs Potter got to kick me, too. And then hugged me, LoL. It was great.. And then he said, "This is the first adult black gi that I've had the pleasure to give.. well I mean you bought it but.. still.." And he handed me my new black gi and I was all, "YAAAY!" And the people watching started clapping and laughing.
    And then we bowed out, and the first thing I did was change into my new gi, and do a cartwheel across the floor going "OMG THIS IS AWESOME"
    ..LOL.
    ..Oh yeah, about two hours later - the Potters had a BBQ to celebrate at their house, so my mom and I spent most of the evening at their house.. And Mr Potter handed me a cake ( Yes they bought a cake, friggin insane man) and said "This is your day!"
    ..GEEZE. I WONDER WHAT THEY'LL DO WHEN I GET MY BLACK BELT
    ROFL
    XD!!!
    So far, BEST TEST EVA!!
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    Congratulations.
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    See, nothin' to worry about.

    Great job.

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    Excellent, congrats on your new belt and gi.
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    Yay!! Congratulations!!

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    Wow! That sounds really terrific! Congratulations again!

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    What a great instructor! Congratulations , sounds like a real Kenpo family.

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    That's awesome. Sounds like you have a real close Kempo family there.
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    Outstanding! Congratulations!
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