I did it! I tested for 5th kyu in AIkido!

Exciting times. I trained extra hard for the past month and with the help of some very special people I was invited to test in Aikdio. Thanks Senseis Oaker, Chau, and Stone! And thanks to Robert Corless for the encouragement. I tested today and it went very well.  I was even loud enough and I think I looked confident. New belts will make it official come January.

The club tests are pretty inspiring to watch. You can really see the growth in ability as people move from white, to yellow, to orange, to green, to brown, and then the various levels of black.

And if you’re in London and want to give Aikido a try, we’re having an Open House night for beginners. The free class will be at Carling Heights Optimist Club, Thursday, January 3rd, at 7 pm. See you there!

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