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Friday, February 23, 2024

A Diary of a Black Belt, Part 2

Six months later 8th Orange Belt As the day ends, feel in your heart you have absorbed much knowledge! Man, in my heart I thought the yellow belt test was hard, but this test was a hoot! They had me do this drill called “Bull in the Ring.” No warning of this drill, I’ve never practiced for this drill, never seen it in class—it was an advanced-only drill! I’m nervous, what are they going to make me do? A circle of black belts, Kyu grades, and surprises surround me and are given numbers. An instructor calls out one number and that number attacks you with a punch or a kick,

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Sensei Gary Lee
Sensei Gary Lee
Sensei Gary Lee, the American Samurai, is a 9th Dan black belt, a USA Karate Federation gold medalist, winner of five Super Grand National Titles, a featured actor in the movie Sidekicks, and is the founder of the National Sport Karate Museum.

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