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  1. 1.) our Sifu (center), teaching staff, Dave Kovar and Fred Degerberg following the 2012 Kovar’s Instructor College at the Degerberg Academy of Martial Arts in Chicago
  2. 2.) my kung fu family on the drive home from Chicago (see #1) to Bellevue, NE
  3. 3.) selfie taken in the bathroom at work. my professional colleagues are constantly shaking their heads
  4. 4.) me doing the splits — one of my proud accomplishments
  5. 5.) holding the bag for one of the youth kung fu classes. it was officially street clothes day and very weird to see everyone out of uniform. next time the staff has been instructed to wear ties and skirts (with compression shorts)
  6. 6.) three of the aforementioned girls at our annual Christmas party.
  7. 7.) sparring during my black belt test
  8. 8.) more sparring…
  9. 9.) it’s official! receiving my black belt…
  10. 10.) atop the summit of Flagstaff Mountain in Boulder, CO  — appropriate for a martial arts photo spread because that’s how I felt upon receiving my black belt (and many a pushup helped with the enlargement of my biceps)

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