2015 Yoo’s Martial Arts Master and Instructors Black Belt Test
Testing for Black belt 3rd degree started long ago, before I passed my first promotion test for a yellow belt. Each level and each Black belt test has left its own impression with me, each with its own quality.
First degree was intensive; pure energy, and with that, nerves. Second degree was a sense of responsibility of being there to help others, and a feeling of maturity. The essence of this test feels decidedly like Preparedness (with a capital.) We practiced for hours and days to get the technical aspects right, which allowed us to relax and be fully present in the moment and enjoy the test. I feel now I also have a better sense of “Doing what is good for you, and also right for others.” Does anyone have a name for that?