San Diego tournament and test October 3, 2009

Jeff and John did an excellent test for black belt after competing in forms and contact sparring. Jeff placed first in sparring in his division while John placed first in forms. Daniel placed first in his division in sparring as well against a large pool of fierce competitors. Mike placed second among senior black belts in sparring. Master Kim attended from Tucson and master Tony Hartsook as well.

Back in town, Jeff and John completed their fitness goals. Jeff ran a mile in 6:38 and John in 6:39 (personal best).

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John competes in forms
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He was in the adult division for brown belts
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Jeff competed in the same division
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Sue Kirk awards medals for brown belt forms
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Master Kim from Tucson sat in the podium
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First place in sparring to Jeff
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A sunny day but not too hot
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Mike and Master Kim
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Jeff, John, Chris, and Gina
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Mike thoroughly enjoyed the senior black belt sparring (he is a corner judge)
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Daniel sparring a competitor; John refereeing behind them
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All the black belt sparring competitors
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Daniel gets his first place award from Tony
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Alexander, Mike, and Scott with Tony; Anthony in front of them
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John's elbow smash break for testing
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Jeff's side kick break
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Jeff's elbow smash break; holding the board holder are Chris, Corey, and Daniel
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The testing podium: Joel, Mike, Art, and Tony; Sue off to the left
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Rob awarding John his black belt certificate; Gary to the left also tested for 1st degree
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Rob awarding Jeff his black belt certificate; Gary receives his as well
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Putting on the new belts
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Jeff and John running the mile
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50 push ups
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Getting ready for 100 sit ups
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