And Now, Presenting…

2006.Jan.05 Thursday · 6 comments

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New York City – As promised a couple of days ago, I’m sharing a proud moment in my life with you. Last night was the ceremony for receiving my blackbelt in kenpo, something I’ve been working towards since August of 1998 when I first started studying the art. Because this was not held at our usual promotion ceremony with a lot of pomp and circumstance, it was a small, simple affair, with a group of my fellow students. Here, Sifu Jack Shamburger, the head of our system (Chinese Hawaiian Kenpo) and school spends a few moments talking about the path of study and the road to blackbelt, and then, with two of our school’s other blackbelts at his side, presents me with mine.

Sifu Shamburger talks about the road to becoming a blackbeltSifu Shamburger presents me with my blackbelt


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Amy January 5, 2006 at 13:09

Dan — Wish I could have been there!

DavidS January 5, 2006 at 17:06


Deepwood January 5, 2006 at 17:45

Yay! More gratz dear! : )


Herb January 5, 2006 at 22:40

Con Gratz to a job will done. Take care.
Herb K

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