The results are in and I now have a Shodan in my family.

I’ll start with the best news first!  My son Donald is now a Shodan.  After almost eight years of hard training, that he started when he was just a little boy, he took his Shodan test last Saturday and earned his black belt.

He spent the last six months, training in Karate class four days a week and lifting weights at least three days a week.  He looked different than ever before at his exam with a drive and focus that I never seen from him before.  I don’t think I could be any prouder of him than I am now!

My son the Shotokan Shodan!

I also took my exam last weekend and cleared my keri which makes me a full 1st Kyu.  I gave everything I had at my exam but I guess I still have some more things to improve before I catch up to my son.  I trained like an animal and had days where I still trained even though I could hardly walk some mornings but I know in the end, it will all be worth it.  Now I plan on training even harder over the next six months.

Either way, I am glad exams are over and now I hope to keep this blog up to date going forward again.  Also, did I mention how proud I am of my son?

About doug
Doug is a Shotokan Karate student that enjoys sharing his Karate training experiences with everyone. He is a Computer Consultant, an ISSA Certified Personal Trainer, blogger and a freelance writer..


2 Responses to “The results are in and I now have a Shodan in my family.”
  1. Kevin says:

    Congratulations again, Sempai!

  2. Joeie says:

    Stands back from the keyboard in amemazent! Thanks!

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