On Saturday I tested for and received my First Degree brown belt. This is the last belt before black. I have a lot of work to do to acheive the first real advanced rank in our system, the black belt, but I am up for it. The black belt test is scheduled for December 11. And unless something unforseen happens I will be in the group testing. Here is hoping that the critter is accomodating to those 3 hours, since the dark art of birthday prediction has chosen December 6th.
Thanks to my Chief Instructor, 4th degree black belt Jim Wing for sharing his knowledge in such an unselfish, supportive and enthusiastic way.