girl ninja's out to get a little tougher

11:23 AM

This is me, McKell, and Mr. Mickey Fisher - the founder of Karate Shin-Toshi.  He is certainly an interesting man and I'd never mess with him.  I've met him a few times, it was cool to meet him again today.

Today I went to a karate tournament.  It was fun, I was proud of Cory's school - a lot of the students from Springville did very well.  I competed in the forms and kumite (sparring) divisions.  I was satisfied with my performance, but I'm nowhere near where I want to be.

I got my black belt four years ago.  Without my two-year hiatus in Tahiti, I would have been a second-degree by now.  (And really, for having been gone so long I'm not THAT bad).  I feel comfortable in my first degree, I like being there but I'm ready to move on.  First degree black belt really is the beginning of the journey.

I have a lot of areas to work on (flexibility, board breaking, and overall perfection...) and it will be a push to get my second degree in a year but man do I want it.  It was a lot cooler when I was a teenager, and now I'm almost twenty.  Because really, in the world of karate, being a first degree isn't really that cool.  It's only to outsiders that you seem above par awesome.

So here goes: practice everyday, work on forms and kicks, attend class more when the parents get home from Tahiti.

I love karate more than almost anything else - EVEN basketball.  I want to keep doing it, get my third degree and maybe even have my own school someday.  Then I'll be an ultimate girl ninja.

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  1. Yay! I am glad it went well, and I'll have some kids to enroll in your someday school!

  2. I seriously think that karate is one of the coolest things ever. Jussayin. :]
    P.S. You rock.

  3. laurenthejukebox17May 15, 2011 at 9:08 AM

    Thanks Brooke :) I'd love to teach your kids - they'd make some awesome ninjas.
    Haha, and thanks, Taylor. You rock too and I misssssyou.


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