Should I get in shape before starting?

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Being in average shape is a fine place to begin. You will likely be exhausted during your first class, regardless of shape. It takes some practice to learn how to breathe during warm ups, and most people panic during their first roll. The first time an unfamiliar situation is encountered, breathing tends to go crazy […]

What does belt promotion entail?

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You will have to invest some time. Every belt promotion takes years to achieve, and is not guaranteed. The belts in order are white, blue, purple, brown, black. Here, I don’t give stripes or require formal testing. In any school with a good lineage, a blue belt represents years of hard work, and purple on […]