Fall 2013 Rank Promotions
We had a busy evening on November 13th as 20 promotion candidates tested for rank advancement. Three advanced students tested the following day at the Shufu Yudanshakai and were promoted to brown belt. Thanks to all the candidates, the visiting examiners, parents, friends and fellow judoka for making a great night!
It all starts with paperwork…is your USJF membership in order?
For adult students, a written exam
New red mats also joined the club for the first time on November 13th
The usual suspects…
A little warm up for starters
The we start with the kids
Testing the basics – falling
How you land
Working on escaping
Working with partners
Sometimes being a good student means listening very carefully
After the kids test, some calisthenics at matside
Regular class continued on during the exams
Then the test for adults
…and be thrown
…and then get your turn to practice
Learning from each other
Practicing at different levels of experience…
…but similar enthusiasm.
Show me how you do that one more time.
Now I am a yellow belt
The beginning of a journey
Adult testing continued
Show what you know
I can do this…