KATIES BLACKBELT GRADING
Everyone wearing their "Go Katie" shirts
Katie, a solicitor at my work, had invited everyone from work down to watch her black belt karate grading (Shodan grading) on Saturday afternoon.
Now, I can tell you, she is one CRAZY girl. Who would want to inflict this type of pain on themselves voluntarily?
The Blackbelts she had to fight.
The grading lasted about four hours (I only went for the last two). She had to do all these moves then 150 sit ups, LOTS of crunches, LOTS of knuckle press up, two pieces of wood broken over her, and then 15 1.5 minute fights against black belts, many of whom are twice the size of her!! I was hurting for her! She was so battered and bruised by the end of it but she passed with flying colours and seemed to think it was worth it!! J We spent the rest of the evening partying in celebration, needless to say she could barely walk on Monday!!
Katie getting her blackbelt
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