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Kyu 2 Brown Belt Achieved!

Pleasingly, despite my reduced commitment to my Karate training regime, I was allowed to grade the Saturday before last, grading for Brown Kyu 2, in other words Brown two stripes (where I was currently Brown three stripes). The grading took… Continue Reading →

My Karate Training Dilemma

I sit with a bit of a dilemma on my hands with regards to my karate training, and the decision is a big one – should I continue or should I stop? It’s important to understand why this dilemma has… Continue Reading →

Funakoshi Karate International Syllabus: Brown Belt 3rd Kyu to Brown Belt 2nd Kyu

The following items make up the required syllabus in order to grade up from a brown belt 3rd kyu to a brown belt 2nd kyu level. The items are divided up into Saiten Kentai Waza (Grading Forms), Katas, Basic Kihon… Continue Reading →

Funakoshi Purple Belt Status Achieved

Purple. Not the most manly colour I have to admit. Nevertheless, it feels good now find it snugly wrapped around my waist.

Photo Gallery: Funakoshi Karate Grading (2010-12-04)

I achieved my Purple Belt under the Funakoshi Karate International South Africa style in December, at the grading held at the friendly little Mondeor Eco-School in Somerset West. It was a good grading and I was pleased with my performance,… Continue Reading →

Funakoshi Blue Belt Status Achieved!

Last Friday has come and gone and apart from the joyous occasion of seeing my child blob in its full black and white ultrasound glory, the other highlight to come out of the day was my successful grading for blue belt under the Funakoshi style.

Coming Up, From Green to Blue

Eish, I didn’t realise that my next grading is literally lurking around the corner. This time around I’ll be pushing for my blue belt under the Funakoshi style and by the sounds of it, the amount of people grading out of my class appears to be pretty small – so I’m quite motivated to do as well as possible come the big day.

Reaching a Black Belt: Funakoshi Grading Syllabus

Moving to Funakoshi Karate International South Africa comes with a revised grading schedule and more importantly, a revised grading syllabus.

The Next Grade: Achieved

So, moving up to the next grade was successfully achieved last night with a completion of my second ever Funakoshi grading, held once again at the Gordon’s Bay Primary School. The weather outside was pretty miserable and the rain on… Continue Reading →

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