Comin’ Atcha

by wjw on December 5, 2011

So here I am, fresh (and reeking) from my three-day black belt test.

I am now a fifth-degree black belt in Kenpo Karate.  One of six in our organization.


I am in almost too much pain to type this— let’s just say my physical resources were thoroughly tested, and leave it at that— but I have to say that I enjoyed myself a lot more than I thought I would. 

Thanks to the judging board, Mr Gilbert, Mr Davis, Ms Thibault, Mr Racette, and Mr Keschinger, for making my actual test such a pleasure.

And special thanks to my support guy, Mr Marc Katz, for letting me tie him into pretzels during our weeks and weeks of practice.

Now I’m going to take some painkillers, sack out in front of the TV, and maybe watch Ip Man 2.

Zora December 5, 2011 at 1:11 am


Michael Grosberg December 5, 2011 at 9:03 am

Congrats Walter-san!

Rebecca December 5, 2011 at 1:09 pm

Bravo! I hope that will be your author photo for all future literary endeavors. 🙂

Dorjepismo December 5, 2011 at 3:36 pm

Congratulations and well done!

TC/Writer Underground December 5, 2011 at 4:28 pm

A useful skill to have when dealing with editors…


James R. Strickland December 5, 2011 at 6:52 pm


wjw December 5, 2011 at 7:51 pm

Thanks, all.

Not only did I get the black belt, but I won the game of Sifu Says. I hope this is a harbinger of future glory.

Jerome December 6, 2011 at 9:44 pm

– “One arrow, One life”…


John F. MacMichael December 7, 2011 at 12:50 pm

Congratulations! Cool looking sword, what is it’s story?

Chris Mills December 9, 2011 at 7:43 pm


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