I just got my certificate for 8th Kyu — or yellow belt — in Karate. It’s the first belt you can earn as an adult and while it’s a beginning step I’m feeling pretty good about it. I worked pretty darn hard to earn it.
Here’s the kata I had to perform as part of my test. This first time I watched this video I was almost sure I could never memorize the movements, let alone do them with enough conviction. But then I did. That’s what happens when you practice!