A fleeting moment during a conversation with my grandmaster tonight during practice:
- B san, what are you, 1st kyu?*
- Errr… no sensei (but whatever YOU say of course 😆). I did my 3rd-kyu test on Sunday… so I’m… 4th going on 3rd? (how do you even tell your GM that you think it went well, but you don’t want to presume anything? what do I know anyway? 😅)
- Ah yes, that’s right. Well, you did very good, everyone here tonight who tested on Sunday did very good. Back to work now.
(*boom*: the sound of 6 bodies falling on the tatami out of relief and surprise)
-Th… thank you sensei…!
*everyone wears a white belt until shodan so your irregular instructors have to keep on asking.