GKR Karate Australasian Championship 2015 & Getting Brown Belt

 

On Saturday I achieved something I am really proud of.

I got a silver medal in my division of 10 – 12yr olds and there were 38 people in my division. I did this at the Melbourne State Basketball Centre.  I was a red belt doing this.  I got my brown 1 week after but I was entered as a red. Being a brown belt I have black belt next!

For my qualifying medal I got gold in sparring last tournament so that qualified me for champ sparring.

I was so shocked how well I did at champs and it really makes me feel like my practice really paid off!

I had 10 rounds 9 that I won.

Kata wasn’t so crash hot. I was last I felt so pressured cause I couldn’t top their skills! They are all such nice girls and I made mutual friends just sitting in line with a couple of them. Kata is where you have artistic moves that you perform with precise moves, strength, concentration and elegance. I got 9 – 12th in that. I did bassadai. Seiunchin is my brown belt kata and I am the best at that but I don’t know it of by heart. I’m really good my teacher says but its ling and I don’t know it well enough. My score for Bassai Dai was 7.3, 7.5, 7.8. No one got past 8.1.

Here is my medal:

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Common Questions:

Q: How long is a training session; how many times a week?

A : 1 – 2 hours, 2 – 3 times a week.

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Q; How many years training?

A; as of this date, 5 years.

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Q: How long till black belt!?

A: Well, that varies. It’s my next belt though!

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Q: How many people at AUS Champs?

A: Easily 800 – 900 from Australia, 47 from Tasmania and 56 from New Zealand. It was so loud and packed I honestly thought my ears were going to bleed. Well, that made it fun. It was really fun because my state team was there and they are so supportive.

Next tournament: World Titles

pic of me in gear coming soon! stay around!

 

 

First Lego League // Rockets

I am in FLL and I am doing the challenges with Lily as my buddy.

Today I did FLL. I am doing the Rocket Packaging challenge. It is where you retrieve one or two rocket ships. One has bad waste and one is eco-friendly. The first has black bars, which can be a penalty piece if not in proper care/safety on the board. The eco-friendly has no black bars. I am using the levitating arm for this.

So basically I have a program (not tested) that I believe that will before the thing starts make the arm go up so that it does not scrape the floor, make the robot go forward and the arm down. I will make it go back after I know how far to go, then I will add the go back process.

Snippet:

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I am still deciding whether lowering the arm while moving would be wise… That’s what is here now!

 

 

Perry Angel’s Suitcase by Glenda Millard

6921799 Q: Do you think that Perry will enjoy staying with the Silks’?

A: The silks are very bubbly people and that might be a bit intimidating but when he settles down he will do alright. I think Perry will like staying with the silk family because of their lifestyle.I think Perry is a shy, calm person, so he wouldn’t mind the setting, the fresh air or the early rising for weekend breakfast feasts.

The only problem is the fact that there are so many people in the family and they are all so extroverted and so wanting to be with him it might make him anxious. He also might be jealous of the love between them and may think about what it might have been like to have a mom and a dad that were there and loves him. He might be so shy that he pushes away people to get his private time.

“He was used to that. Each place had it’s own strangeness. He felt his suitcase, the familiar feel of it. It anchored his thoughts and stopped fright form spinning out his chest.” PG 49

He likes the familiar so when he settles he will be ok.