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Old 07-23-2017, 01:13 AM   #1
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Default Red-and-white belt.

I've been promoted! I'm now a sixth degree black belt in Judo, and entitled to wear either a black belt or, when I choose, a red-and-white belt instead. It took me only 54 years. The first five degrees wear only black.

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Old 07-23-2017, 08:39 AM   #2
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Congratulations and much respect!

My daughter holds a fifth degree black belt in karate and my grandson holds a fourth degree black belt. Together they run a dojo. I take so much much joy in their accomplishments, and fully understand how much work it took you to arrive at your goal.
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Old 07-24-2017, 09:13 AM   #3
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So does this mean you now know how to step aside and let the hostile punch a hole in the automotive glass window behind you?

Fact.. That method really works... Only in my case it was a brick wall they ran into head first.. I simply got out of their way.. I mean why Should I get hostile just cause they did?

Congrats on the up-grade.. Alas the only belt I wear is leather or faux leather.
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So does this mean you now know how to step aside and let the hostile punch a hole in the automotive glass window behind you?
It means I know how, and can teach it. It doesn't mean I can do it.

At my age I'm so slow that young students, although I know much more than they do and have skills they lack, can attack me about three or four times while I'm still reacting to the first one. But I can train them to be way better than I ever was.
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Old 07-24-2017, 08:19 PM   #5
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"Ah, Grasshopper, when you can snatch.....DADGUMMIT Grasshopper! Gimme back my pebble!"

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I understand that. Not sure I could doge an attack as easily as I did back then either (That was after all like 50+ years ago) but the method does work.

I mean why should I work up a sweat and risk injury counter attackign when a handy dandy brick wall is willing to do it for me? Took out 3 bullies with non-violent defrense I did... Best fight I've ever been in.. They never touched me.. They just "Hit the wall". (A trem used by runners. but in this case it is literal).
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I beat a bully with a chain once. Seemed to get the desired result.

Another time I bloodied a kids nose with my forehead.

All the other times I ran away.

But seriously Carl, you have worked a lifetime to achieve this honor. Congrats are in order.
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Carl, you have worked a lifetime to achieve this honor. Congrats are in order.
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