It's happening. My shihan let me know that he was putting me up for black belt this summer. Our additional training begins next weekend, culminating in a 3-day test at the end of May.
I'm both thrilled and petrified!
Last weekend, about an hour after I found out I would be eligible to test this summer, our Saturday karate class took this photo to commemerate a crazy session of fitness drills.
We were feeling pretty tough after all of the push-ups, sit-ups, jumps, bear crawls and who-knows-what-else we'd just tackled. I can only hope I'll be feeling just as tough after our black belt test!