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    Black Belt # 2

    Daughter just got home having passed the testing for her second black belt. This one in Tae Kwan Do; the first one in Karate. Lot of years of hard work! Not of much interest to most, but I wanted to put it out there.

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    Congrats to her. Does she still train in karate or just do Tae Kwan Do now?

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    Congrats to Davisetta Jnr.

    I only ever managed brown belt in Karate so she's 1.1 belts ahead of me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Neverna View Post
    Congrats to her. Does she still train in karate or just do Tae Kwan Do now?
    Both. Tae Kwan Do Varsity at school. Karate on weekends if she doesn't have TKD. First High School kid to make Black Belt in her huge school..all the rest are in college.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AntRobertson View Post
    Congrats to Davisetta Jnr.

    I only ever managed brown belt in Karate so she's 1.1 belts ahead of me.
    Just saw a short video of the board breaking. Quite impressive.

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    Good on her Davis, you must be proud as punch .

    Get her into jujisu next, then she should be ready for MMA and Amanda Nunes

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    Obviously she enjoys it but does she have further plans? Move into MMA or something like that?

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    It's a bit different for women than men. She will not be up against the occasional macho idiot. I got tired of training injuries .....from kicks, mostly. But the strengthening from all that hard exercise will last her the rest of her life. Just make sure she gives up high kicks by age 30 or 35. Human spinal discs simply cannot take it too long.

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    When you are a fooked up old coont Davis she will be able to protect you from bad people.

    Great stuff and good on her.

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    Cheers all. She enjoys it, and quite honestly there aren't a lot of organized sports for kids here. I got the twins into Karate when they were six - discipline, sports and something to do on the weekends. My son is equally good, if not better, but my daughter has more discipline. She trains hard, while her brother is a weight-lifter who tends to lose points due to a brawler mentality. No plans to go anywhere with it that I have ever heard - just fun, exercise, and hanging with friends.

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    Quote Originally Posted by terry57 View Post
    When you are a fooked up old coont Davis she will be able to protect you from bad people.

    Already there, mate.

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    Congrats to the daughter. All that hard work paid off.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GracelessFawn View Post
    Congrats to the daughter. All that hard work paid off.
    Thanks. She wasn't even supposed to test today. Testers came in from out of town to test lower belts and at the end they said since you only have two scheduled for black belt tests in January, we'll do them today.

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    Thanks for the red, Ray, Not unexpected from a kunt like you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Davis Knowlton View Post
    Thanks. She wasn't even supposed to test today. Testers came in from out of town to test lower belts and at the end they said since you only have two scheduled for black belt tests in January, we'll do them today.
    That makes it even sweeter. Unexpected surprises and excelling our goals makes life delightful.

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    ^ Also might have helped with nerves (if she suffers from any at all). No worrying about it for days in advance.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Neverna View Post
    ^ Also might have helped with nerves (if she suffers from any at all). No worrying about it for days in advance.
    Too true. She's been sweating it for weeks, but the date had just been changed to January a week ago so she was chilled. Then it happened, and she just rolled into it.

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    Big congrats!


    Was gonna say Big Congrats Lil' one. But she's probably not that little any more, and also might take offense, come over and beat me up.

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    What a great early Xmas present for you both, Davis. I'm sure it must be reassuring, knowing that she can handle herself in the world. Well done!

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    Christmas came a little early, good for you all. High five her for us.

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    Congrats to Ms. K, well done! All the best to her & her bro as they go out into the big wide world. Just make sure she has lots of shoes.

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    Yeah, but can she do this to people ?

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    ^she probably could, if she wore stilletos (and the mark would be smaller). Ms. K is on her way to being Imeldific - accdg to her dad, she has quite the shoe collection.

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    Quote Originally Posted by katie23 View Post
    ^she probably could, if she wore stilletos (and the mark would be smaller). Ms. K is on her way to being Imeldific - accdg to her dad, she has quite the shoe collection.
    But no heels......hates 'em.

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    ^She can borrow mine if ever she needs to make a demo of that sort.

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