Not really the most threadworthy topic I realise given it's no biggie but it ends I think one of the longest stints at white belt given my first lesson was 2002!!
Safe to say there was more 'not training' than 'training' over that period. Jobs and kids etc don't help!
I know a lot of the guys in the uk scene and it's crazy how many of them are black belts now that I trained with (or trolled with lol) when they were white belts.
ive trained with loads of different people as I'm constantly moving about and rarely in one place for long because of work but managed to get a good run on and off with a top bloke in Birmingham (Kev Webb - one of Braulios first black belts) thanks to a long term project being based near there
Anyway it's a bit of a monkey off my back now lol and looking forward to competing at blue
still only 37 so plenty of time to make a run for black. That's the plan. My kids are through the age that makes it tough on the free time so hopefully I can make a good stab at it!