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    Raj Venugopal

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    Post by Raj Venugopal on Mon Jun 02, 2014 10:40 pm

    Graded to shodan this weekend.

    Proud, but humbled. In my mind the grading board affirmed I know the alphabet and some basic punctuation. Next challenge, making a few words! So much to judo, and I've only just scratched the surface...

    I've enjoyed this (and the old) forum since I started judo! Cheers!


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    Re: Grading

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    Re: Grading

    Post by JudoSensei on Tue Jun 03, 2014 1:52 am

    Good job. It is a big step.


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    Re: Grading

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    Re: Grading

    Post by BillC on Tue Jun 03, 2014 3:34 am

    Good start, Raj ... keep it up!

    Oh, East is East and West is West, and never the twain shall meet,
    Till Earth and Sky stand presently at God's great Judgment Seat;
    But there is neither East nor West, Border, nor Breed, nor Birth,
    When two strong men stand face to face, though they come from the ends of the earth!

    - Kipling

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    Re: Grading

    Post by afja_lm139 on Tue Jun 03, 2014 5:28 am

    An oldie, but goodie: The award of SHODAN indicates that the student is sincere in following a martial art and martial ways. It is the first serious step on an endless path of discovery and enquiry.


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    Re: Grading

    Post by DougNZ on Tue Jun 03, 2014 5:59 am

    Bag packed and now the journey begins. Heartiest congratulations!

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    Re: Grading

    Post by seatea on Tue Jun 03, 2014 9:38 am

    Well done.
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    Re: Grading

    Post by Cichorei Kano on Tue Jun 03, 2014 10:34 am

    Congrats !


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    Raj Venugopal

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    Re: Grading

    Post by Raj Venugopal on Tue Jun 03, 2014 11:05 pm

    Thanks for the good wishes friends! Very Happy

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    Re: Grading

    Post by JudoStu on Wed Jun 04, 2014 12:55 am

    Congrats Raj.

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