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Old 4th January 2008, 10:03 PM   #1 (permalink)
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All in the name of research ...

Hey, I won something! Not only that, but I've found something I'm good at ... well, OK, not good at, but improving fast.

You can see what I mean in my blog entry for today - Mark Robson’s Blog On the ‘honours’ list …
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Old 5th January 2008, 08:40 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Well done Mark! You'll have to keep winning that award until you reach 7th Dan too
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Old 5th January 2008, 06:11 PM   #3 (permalink)
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thats super cool, congrats!!! seems you are a man of many talents.. ok well there are only 2 that i know of..
well done!!!
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Old 8th May 2008, 08:28 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Re: All in the name of research ...

Got my Blue Belt last night and made it 6 'A' grades in a row. Only 3 more before Black! Scary.
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Old 8th May 2008, 08:37 AM   #5 (permalink)
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Does that means it's now dangerous to tap you on the shoulder if you aren't expecting it?
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Old 8th May 2008, 02:25 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Absolutely, Joel. On the Douglas Adams scale of Tae Kwon Do I've definitely reached that point:

White - Harmless
Yellow Tag - Mostly Harmless
Yellow - Not quite so harmless
Green Tag - Ever so slightly dangerous
Green - Marginally dangerous
Blue Tag - Occasionally dangerous
Blue - Dangerous if you tap me on the shoulder when I'm not expecting it
Red Tag - Dangerous on Weekdays and Full Moons
Red - Very dangerous so don't mess with me
Black Tag - Don't make me angry, you wouldn't like me when I'm angry
Black - Downright scary!
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Old 9th May 2008, 08:41 AM   #7 (permalink)
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Excellent! I look forward to your special view on the Dan system too
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Old 9th May 2008, 09:25 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Here you go, Joel:

1st Dan - Downright scary - will beat you up!
2nd Dan - Even scarier - will beat you up with one hand tied behind his back.
3rd Dan - Don't blink - will beat you up with both hands tied behind his back.
4th Dan - Terrifying - will beat you up with both hands tied, hopping on one leg.
5th Dan - Extremely terrifying - will beat you up with his eyes closed.
6th Dan - Absolutely terrifying - will beat you up with his eyes closed, both hands tied and hopping on one leg.
7th Dan - Don't go there - will beat you up using only the little finger on his left hand.
8th Dan - Ultimately terrifying - will beat you up by just looking at you.
9th Dan - Totally harmless - has superpowers and will not deign to trouble himself by beating you up. Will just fly away!
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Old 9th May 2008, 09:33 PM   #9 (permalink)
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lol!!!!!
ROFL!!!
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Old 10th May 2008, 01:39 PM   #10 (permalink)
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Awesome
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Old 30th September 2010, 10:25 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Hoping to become 'Downright scary' in a couple of weeks. Currently not so confident, though, after having taken some heavy punches from one of the local 5th Dan black belts last week. Very bruised ribs are making everything painful. Very much hoping they will heal sufficiently for me to make a good showing at the exam.
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That rather rocks, Mark! I'm sure you will heal nicely in a couple weeks
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Old 4th October 2010, 05:10 PM   #13 (permalink)
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Congratulations Mark, I'll be sure not to surprise you!!!
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Old 18th October 2010, 11:31 PM   #14 (permalink)
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Passed my black belt on Sunday. It was a pretty scary experience!

Will be presented with the belt on Wednesday, so I'll post up a picture sometime shortly afterwards.
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Old 19th October 2010, 01:23 PM   #15 (permalink)
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Congratulations, Mark! Hope you didn't get too many more sore ribs to achieve it.

Looking forward to seeing the picture.
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