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Henry’s Green Sash Test!

Henry has been working really hard to improve at kung fu. He attends about 6 hours a week of classes — group, sparring, grappling, weapons, and a private lesson. For the past couple of months he’s been preparing for his green sash test, and Thursday was the big day!

Dan, Chloe, Sally, Bob, and I were all there to watch him. Henry demonstrated his mastery of the appropriate techniques and even did some sparring with another student. His teacher, Miss Edwards, led him through the test and Sifu Stanley watched to evaluate his skill. It was extremely intense, and we could see how very hard he was trying and how tiring it was. He “strove with great effort”, as he says, and passed his test!

I accidentally had my camera set to “multi-burst” instead of “burst” for the first part of the test so I didn’t get many good photos, but here’s a nice kick:


And here he is sparring with a blue sash student:


Here, all the students and teachers in the school are congratulating him after he was given his new sash:


For a few more photos, go to this photo set: Green Sash Test, 2009

Congratulations, Henry! You’re amazing and we’re all so proud of you!

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3 Responses to “Henry’s Green Sash Test!”

  1. Chloe

    Yay Henry!

  2. Gina

    That’s awesome about Henry passing his test! :)
    Hope he continues to do well.

  3. Kathy

    That’s great! I had to do a double take though….Henry’s the tall one!

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