Countdown for the DAN exam

The DAN exam is approa­ching — and slow­ly it is get­ting serious. On May 27th, a pre­pa­ra­ti­on cour­se for the exam is sche­du­led, and on June 20th the actu­al exam will take place.

It took a litt­le while until it was clear that I would take the black belt exam this year after all. Due to new tasks in my job I had much less time for trai­ning in the last weeks. But then Sen­s­ei Andre­as Brech­mann came with the news that in our Sei­bu­kan fede­ra­ti­on a DAN exam would start befo­re the sum­mer holi­days after all. A short arran­ge­ment with my Sen­s­ei Wital­li and Flo­ri­an, then it was clear: I am in.

Bet­ween the decisi­on for the exami­na­ti­on the­re was an Open Ger­man Cham­pions­hip (5th place Kata) and a Kobu­do semi­nar with Sen­s­ei Frank Pel­ny, which I star­ted. This will take place on 30th May and will also take some time.

The­re is ple­nty to prac­ti­ce, becau­se for the 1st DAN in Lung Chu­an Fa the­re are 5 Sai­fas, 4 Tai Tsu­kus and the 1st mas­ter form alo­ne on the pro­gram. Ten Katas, in addi­ti­on two wea­pon forms (Bo and Sai) — that takes strength. Then 40 Ippon-Kum­i­te fol­low, for which I still train dili­gent­ly with my part­ner Uwe. Bo block forms, break tests and an exten­ded self-defence part are also not from card­board. And then the­re is a litt­le free fight and a few dozen push-ups.Uwe & Lutz

In other words — I’ll have to impro­ve my fit­ness in the next few weeks!

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