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Brown, a new beginning.

Posted January 25th, 2011 at 10:44 PM by Chardar
Updated January 25th, 2011 at 11:53 PM by Chardar
"It is not the accumulation of extraneous knowledge, but the realization of the self within, that constitutes true progress."
- Okakura Kakuzo

For reference my old belt system worked as follows.

White-yellow-green stripe-Green-blue stripe-blue-red stripe-red-black stripe-black, and then nine degrees of black belt.

Well I have been out of Martial Arts for almost two years now, having practiced Tae-Kwon-Do for 4 years and reaching the rank of Blue Belt. After the economy crashed my old school was forced to close, leaving me and a lot of others out on streets. After that I sort of fell out of it.

I had been researching some other schools in the area, and had planned on visiting one last weekend. I ended up spending the day with the nasty cold, so that didn't pan out.

I got to visit the school today, and spent a good three hours trying out the different lessons that they offer. I was very impressed with the students and instructors there, and I think I'm going to stick with them.

The belt system there is different, but they are letting keep my rank even after I've been out of it for so long. I am now a brown belt. I'm not exactly sure how the system there works yet, so I still have some research to do.

I really enjoyed practicing with them, and I'm really, really glad that I got back into Tae-Kwon-Do. I hadn't actually realized how out of practice I was though. Right now I can barely move my legs, but it was definitely worth it.

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Filthy the Clown's Avatar
Congrats on getting back into the arts. Personally, I prefer Judo: judon't know if I have a knife, judon't know if I have a gun.
Posted January 26th, 2011 at 10:53 AM by Filthy the Clown Filthy the Clown is offline
ZBeeblebrox's Avatar
Congrats Chardar, made Blue in Tae-Kwon-Do myself back when I was in High School...but I have not practiced Martial Arts for over 20 years.
Posted January 26th, 2011 at 09:24 PM by ZBeeblebrox ZBeeblebrox is offline
kolakoski's Avatar
Very funny, Filthy! I, too, congratulate you, Chardar. I promoted to Sandan last October, and I started Karate 14 years ago, at the age of 46. It is never too late to start, or to resume, "polishing the mirror."
Posted January 27th, 2011 at 12:10 AM by kolakoski kolakoski is online now
jbbnbsmith's Avatar
My son's taekwondo school uses the system of your new school (white, yellow, high yellow, orange, high orange, green, high green, blue, high blue, brown, advanced brown, red, super red, junior black, black, and then the various degrees).

My son just recently earned his junior black belt. That was a pretty tough belt test which included 5 forms, nomenclature, sparring, and breaking 3 boards using advanced kicks.

Best of luck to you as you continue your studies.
Posted August 25th, 2011 at 12:13 PM by jbbnbsmith jbbnbsmith is offline
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