I just saw a guy here at work wearing a t-shirt that said “Bow to your sensei”
He told me his old boss had black belts in Karate, Tae Kwon Do & Jujitsu.
<I was not impressed.>
The details are still being worked out but we will probably be having the next belt test on Saturday August 10th at 07:00 and we will go to about 15:00.
This includes all belts, but it will specifically be Tim, Steve & John’s Black belt test.
We will follow with dinner afterwards, probably at Shogun since everyone seemed to enjoy that last year.
If everyone would rather have dinner somewhere else then let me know.
I will keep this page current with any details.
Adam Lee Smith was awarded his Level 1 rank on Thursday in recognition of his hard work & dedication.
Congratulations Adam! At this rate you could be testing for Brown in a couple of years!
Tim Dunn, Steve Todd & John Glendening were each awarded their 3rd Brown belts for the great work they did as assistant instructors at the May 11th P.A.W.S. class! Well done gentlemen.
August 10th will be here before we know it!
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Slightly smaller and a bit lighter than the 92F replicas I prefer.
The blue one is nice for training but unusually glossy.
The seams on the grips are a bit rough and cut into the web of my thumb but it can be shaved down.
The gun is truly hard plastic with a real trigger guard and a simulated trigger so it is decent for training, but not perfect.
Amazon, for $15 with free shipping
Regular price: $39.99
Sale price: $37.00 [+ $3.00 for Black]
Shipping to this area is around $11 – $12
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[ This gi is tough enough to withstand most Jujutsu & grappling conditions, but is not specifically reinforced for it -- Dave ]
ProForce Curved Body Shield $69.95 + Free Shipping at Amazon
Alternate source is ProForce Curved Foam Shield at KinjiSan for about $65 (including shipping)
KinjiSan is the same place I get the uniforms from.
Available in Red, Black, or New Blue.
Measures 30″ high x 15″ wide x 5″ thick
The slightly smaller, unmarked one is from “Tiger Claw”, if I recall correctly.
The Tiger Claw one is currently about $52 on Amazon, including shipping. 29″ x 14″ x 5″
Be sure to check the “More Buying Choices” pricing on the side.
The key is to get large curved shields with handles on the tops/bottoms, not just the sides or middle.
All else being equal, size DOES matter!