Hello friends! As many of you know, for the past few months I've been training to test for my fourth degree black belt in karate.
I'm happy to say that last weekend, in an all-night test at the headquarters of the World Seido Karate Organization in New York, I completed that process and was promoted to yondan.
I want to thank all of you for your support over the years. Sometimes it all connects up in unexpected ways...a lesson on poetry pays off on the dojo floor; or some simple remark by a friend gives you the confidence you need to stick with it.
So thanks. (And I might actually have some free time now to get out and see some of you I haven't seen in a while! :-) )
(now, "Sensei Tom" to his students :-) )