I finally got my Purple Belt

I finally got my Purple Belt

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    I finally got my Purple Belt

    After 3 sessions as a green belt due to a torn calf and then a sprained MCL, I finally tested out and got my Purple Belt.

    My Green Belt test

    I was not as sharp or strong as I like to be because I am still having some issues with the knee. Luckily my Instructor has had the same knee problem (he lost his twice in his Black Belt test) so he gave me some leeway in my stances, since he has seen me move strong.
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    Congrats Paco...what art are you studying?

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    Is that something you get when you get kicked so hard it leaves a purple welt,I bet you can't wait til you test fer your brown and black welts lol
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    good for you paco. I enjoyed watching your video
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    Your wife can still kick your ass!!
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    Good job man!
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    Great job. The scene from Indiana Jones comes to mind. Bang Bang!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by GunnyBunny View Post
    Your wife can still kick your ass!!
    There is no denying that, and if she couldn't she knows how to use the AK.

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    Congrats Paco...what art are you studying?
    I am studying ITF Taekwondo, but our instructors mix in some Kenpo and are learning Krav Maga and will begin to introduce that after they progress in it.
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    I started taking Tae Kwon Do lessons when I was 18 (GOD that was so long go). I didn't last too long. You got your purple belt. I rapidly got my Black and Blue belts, all over my body! Congratulations, keep up the hard work. I'll be looking forward to your post in the future when you get your Black Belt. Great job!
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    Congratulations, Paco.

    Great video.
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    Nice and congrats, more later--wife is calling.

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    Congrats! Way to stick with it despite the injuries!
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    Congratulations! I thought it was a "Black & Blue" belt.............

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    You mentioned studying ITF TKD however the black belt's uniform in step sparring looked like a *** uniform. Maybe I'm confused.. (the asterisks are confused-World Taekwondo Federation abbreviation looks like a no-no).
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    Well done.

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