Sunday, February 24, 2008

I am a blackbelt.

It has taken four years of hard work and dedication to be able to say that phrase. At the end of the test, Sensei Shaw asked each of us, "Was it worth it?"

Absolutely

Totally.

Without a doubt.

I have this.

And this

And this

I broke these (Part of the reason for the bruised heel - No, not from the bricks, from hitting the slab foundation beneath it!)

And got to do this to my husband.



And I hurt EVERYWHERE.


But it's worth it. I am a blackbelt.

I'm certain there will be a couple more rounds of pictures coming as other friends empty their cameras, but these were the highlights so far.

5 comments:

DeltaDawn said...

Woot! Big accomplishment - congrats! (And to be able to do that to your man - I'm jello!)

Jag said...

I look at that last photo and two thoughts come to mind.

The first: Don't mess with Michelle.

The second: Crazy Halfling Bitch!

Eric Schwenke said...

Congrats to both of you again. I know you guys have been working your asses off for as long as I've known you, and most especially on Saturday! Has it only been four years? You got your purple belts shortly after I started hanging out with you, about three years ago.
I swear that most of the repeats Master Shaw had you and Chris do for about the first half of the self-defense demo had nothing to do with scrutinizing your technique, and everything to do with seeing Jeff getting thrown around some more.

ZantiMissKnit said...

Ow! But --- CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!

arcturus said...

I hope you're a bit less sore today. The day after giving birth I felt like I had been hit by a truck, but the second day I was sore like I had had a good workout and I could move again. I imagine this is about the same. How's Jeff? It looked like he had the worst of it with everyone picking on him during the self defense.
You guys are amazing!