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2 years ago today I endured one of the toughest challenges I had ever faced: a 22 hour black belt test. Then only last week I was handed my white coat. I sort of feel like a white belt again, at the very beginning of a four year journey to that doctorate. Although this path will be challenging at times, I hope the lessons I gained from the black belt test that day will propel me forward on this new path.
Congratulations Vickie Simos, author of The Boxer Within and Master of Counselling graduand!
Vickie uses her experiences as a Greek-Australian growing up in country South Australia, and her training as a second degree black belt to help others find their inner strength.
Teaching is more than just sharing position. It’s about inspiring your students to become better than who they were yesterday and the only way to do that is to step in and train yourself. Today marks my 3rd year as a black belt and I’m constantly learning and growing not only as a fighter, but as a teacher. Thank you professor @crispimbjj for always guiding me in to the right direction and always showing me that I can always be better and do better. Making my wrongs right, and my rights better. Cheers to 3 years! Wish I could celebrate with a beer, but instead I’m celebrating with a bowl of vegetables and a glass of water. 4 1/2 weeks till fight time!!! #crispimbjj#bjj#jiujitsu#godfamilyfighting#loyaltyfirst#faixapreta#blackbelt#martialarts#martialartist
Tokyo Toni - Tokyo Toni Says Her Hands Are Registered. She's A Black Belt In Karate 😂😕😨. She Talk About Beating People Up, But In Previous Post Sueing Someone Claiming She Fears For Her Life Wtf.
Are You Scared Or Naw?😨
Tokyo Toni dice que sus manos están registradas. Ella es un cinturón negro en Karate 😂😕😨. Habla sobre golpear a la gente, pero en un post anterior Sueña con que alguien le dice que teme por su vida Wtf.
¿Tienes miedo o no? 😨
This is something I live by.
I've been working out a lot more lately (focussing more on getting back in shape and less on weight) and practicing my taekwondo on my own, since there aren't any tkd schools here. I don't really get a chance to focus at home so I go to the gym and use one of their open rooms for practice, usually I'm the only one in there, but every so often a guy walks in and, without fail, has to interrupt my practice to give me some spiel about how they used to do martial arts (usually only got a belt or two into it and quit) or like to tell me how useless my martial arts is or how they could "totally" beat me in a fight (#mansplaining 🙄) I cannot tell you how mind numbing infuriating it is to hear these things ALL THE TIME. To be honest, it's part of the reason I work as hard as I do. I'm waiting on the edge of my seat for the day grown ass men don't feel obligated to tell me these things, but it's looking like that won't be in this lifetime. And so I will work, and train, and sweat, and bleed waiting for the day that someone decides to act on their misogynistic words so I can make them eat it.
Over time practicing has morphed into a lot of different things. I practice for myself, my family, my son. I practice for the little girls who see me in my full uniform and beam with excitement. I practice for every woman who's come up to me and told me how inspiring it is or how they wished they'd have learned because they really could have used it in the past. .