Started this crazy journey in 2009. My oldest was taking karate. It looked like fun and I thought I’d be better able to help him by trying it out myself. Fast forward to 2015, I’m a nikyu (brown belt two rungs below black belt) training for my shodan test in April 2016.
Honored that the black belts in our system would think I am ready for this. Terrified nonetheless. Trying to document the journey here thinking it will help someone else.