A Little Bruised, A Little Battered
Day 224 of 365 (Year Three)
I took my Orange Belt test tonight. There were three of us testing tonight. Two of us for our orange belt and one for his green belt. Unlike my first test several months ago, we started this test off with warm ups. We then did our basics, but on steroids. Even the green belts commented on the amount of basics we did as a "warm-up."
I made it through my techniques pretty well, with only one or two issues that I'll need to iron out. Most of those issues had more to do with nerves than anything else.
Then it was on to the sparring. When you are standing there watching two people spar for a minute it doesn't seem to take very long at all. When it is you, however, especially after the work out leading up to it, that minute seems to take forever.
The good news is I passed and I am now an orange belt. Unfortunately, they didn't have the right sized belts in stock so I won't get my new belt until next week, which means getting kicked in the stomach a few more times.