Aug 9, 2011

Blue Belt Test

Back in April, I joined a dojo in my neighborhood. I've always wanted to learn a martial art, ever since I was a kid. But it never worked out, and as I got older it was easy to shrug it off.

Then I had to have knee surgery. That scared the crap out of me, mostly because my body has never given out on me before and there's still lots I want to do. I realized that if I never tried to learn a martial art, I would seriously regret it. So, I signed up to learn karate as soon as my doctor and physical therapist gave me the go-ahead. This was back in April.

A few weeks ago, my teachers asked me to test for my blue belt! I was so excited, and I felt ready, so I agreed. And I passed! Here are some pictures.






10 comments:

Matthew MacNish said...

This is AWESOME! Congrats.

burger said...

Congrats, Tabitha! I remember how awesome it was when I got my blue. Awesome!

khashway said...

Congratulations, Tabitha! A blue belt is great. And I'm so glad your knee is doing well.

Tabitha said...

Matthew - thanks!! It was very exciting, and I'm still loving my training.

Burger - thanks! I'm working toward my advanced blue belt now. :)

Kelly - thanks! My knee is all better now, and the house is finally all caught up. I can't believe how long it took me to get properly sorted after being out of commission for such a short amount of time. But we're all good now!

Jenn Reese said...

Wonderful, Tabitha!! I'm so glad you're enjoying martial arts. It makes me so happy to see another woman discovering and loving the art.

Congratulations!!

Lindsey R. Loucks said...

That's great! Congratulations!

Tabitha said...

Jenn - I sure do love it! I'm fortunate to have found a dojo that's filled with women who share that love. :)

Lindsey - thank you! It's great fun. :)

inluvwithwords said...

Congratulations, Tabitha! Good for you!

Tabitha said...

Thank you!!

Beverly Stowe McClure said...

Congratulations. That is exciting. Great photos.