Monday, July 2, 2012

Thank You

It has been a busy few months.

In March, I was notified by my instructor that I would be testing on June 29, 2012 at the IKKF Annual Training in Reading, Pennsylvania. I spent a lot of time training over the last few months. There has been little time to write a cohesive blog post. As I reflect over the preparation, seminars and formal testing, the phrase which immediately comes to mind is “Thank You”.

Thank You to my instructors, Hanshi and Kyoshi Heilman for your encouragement, support and confidence in my ability.

Thank You to my training partners for your time and patience.

Thank You to my family for your understanding and assistance.

Thank You to the Dojo and Federation community for your words of support.

Thank You and Congratulations to all fellow testing candidates!

The results: I passed the test and was promoted to 6th Dan Karate, 6th Dan Kobudo.


John Vesia said...

Good job, Michele. Congrats!

Felicia said...

Whoo-Hoo! Congratulations, Michele! Tossing confetti and high-fiving my 'puter screen in your honor :-)

Rick Matz said...

6th Dan! That is awesome.

In the aikido organization that I used to belong to, at 6th Dan a person could be able to teach all of the named techniques and answer any technical questions. It was at 6th Dan that a aikidoka would be regarded as a Shihan.

Michele said...

Thank you!

Sue C said...

An amazing achievement Michele, congratulations.

Michele said...

Thank you!

Journeyman said...

You rock! Well done. You inspire a lot of readers and it's nice to see you continue to be successful. I know you've had your ups and downs along the way. All the more reason to be proud.

Michele said...

Thanks Journeyman!