Orange Belt Achieved

Posted: December 6, 2011 in Belt Test

After another three intense months of steady training 2 – 4 times a week I have made it up to the next rung of the ladder, the Orange Belt. It’s been a rough period with lots of bruises, bumps, and sweat but being granted the belt as I sit at the end of the workout, bathed in sweat, huffing and steaming, fogging up the mirrors, and feeling more than a bit dizzy from exertion is a proud moment.

I am not about arrogance, swagger, or elitism in any area of my life — and certainly not in the dojo — but there is a strong sense of pride and accomplishment as I go to class. The Orange is most certainly near the bottom (it has only been 6 months, after all) but it is the highest belt in the Basic training. I will  enjoy the view from the top of the mountain while I can because, come March, I will be a Purple Belt in the Advanced class and at the bottom of the ladder all over again.

Time for me to re-read my earlier post to maintain perspective.

  1. CBJ Music says:

    Congrats and Happy New Year, KMJ!!

  2. […] personal experience of Orange, the next belt, was really nice at the time because I was on the top rung of the ladder in Basic […]

  3. […] and techniques are improved and change. An example is Gun From the Front. When I learned that as an Orange Belt we were told to slowly raise our hands to a level just below the line of the gun to make the disarm […]

  4. […] Orange – Hey, I’m at the top of the pile in Basic class. Orange belts rule! “We’re number one! We’re number one!” […]

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