Orange Belt in Karate

I got my Orange Belt, or seventh kyu, certificate in Shotokan Karate tonight. My 15 or 20 minute test that resulted in four days of stiff, sore muscles and blistered feet feels like a pretty good effort now. Apparently the testing instructor felt like I put on a good show. My sensei said it was a test to be proud of.

Now on to Green Belt!

5 responses to “Orange Belt in Karate”

  1. Wow, congrats! What was the test like, did you have to demonstrate a Kata?

    1. For the test I had to demonstrate the Heian Nidan kata (I’m now studying up on Heian Sandan), run through some basics (punching and kicking in combinations while moving across the floor in a stance), and run through some very structured sparring with a partner ā€” a much younger teenager who I accidentally punched in the shoulder (and apologized profusely too) during the test. šŸ™‚

  2. Congratulations! I remember getting my orange belt in judo, lo these many years ago.

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