Just done my six month certification to prove, if just to myself that I’m still black-belt standard and I’m aching, and I’ve taken the skin off one of my toes.But I did get to try out my new sparring technique which is basically to get as close to my opponent as I can while flailing my fists. It sort of works. I also got punched in the face a lot. Fun times.
My karate club also has this “fun” thing with their black-belt gradings where early the next morning we all get to go on a lovely run with exercises and everything, for two hours. Generally it’s muddy, this time it was really muddy, and there’s always someone who turns up in their gi. I have no idea if that guy will ever his trousers clean again.