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How one can tell that Autumn is approaching...

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  • How one can tell that Autumn is approaching...

    - Lots of new students show up for my tae kwon do class, putting us in what I call "white belt hell" until November or so.

    - New members in MM as students return to school and join.

    - Lots of new posts, that quickly start to turn brown and fall to the ground.

    Well, at least two of those.

    This is my post # 2001. Any similarity to this post and Arthur C. Clarke's famous movie & book is purely coincidental. Consistency of pose seems to demand that we supply some music. Maestro, a bit of Richard Strauss's Also Sprach Zarathustra. Yes, THAT one.

    LSN

  • #2
    Couldn't we have some Gyأ¶rgy Ligeti instead?

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    • #3
      Quite right. But remember it must open with some Straussian bombast!

      LSN

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      • #4
        Re: How one can tell that Autumn is approaching...

        Originally posted by L_Stearns_Newburg
        - Lots of new students show up for my tae kwon do class, putting us in what I call "white belt hell" until November or so.
        If by this you mean in November most of them will be gone, you're a good sensei :clap:

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        • #5
          Re: How one can tell that Autumn is approaching...

          Originally posted by mordenkainen
          Originally posted by L_Stearns_Newburg
          - Lots of new students show up for my tae kwon do class, putting us in what I call "white belt hell" until November or so.
          If by this you mean in November most of them will be gone, you're a good sensei :clap:
          They are either yellow belts or they are gone. My teacher and I don't get paid, so we can teach it the way we want to teach it. We don't guarantee them promotion.

          I'm a sensei in Shotokan. In TKD, I'm a sabunim.

          LSN

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          • #6
            Yes, we are being inundated by white belts...

            Partially, this is my fault, since a friend of mine and I recruited one...

            sorry

            S. Ombre

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            • #7
              They will improve rapidly, or they will face the consequences.

              LSN

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              • #8
                mwahahahaha

                And all us upper belts will laugh...
                Actually I try to help the hapless white belts, when they can be helped...

                S. Ombre

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