Another karate class tonight, this time Delaney went with me and got his second stripe on his purple belt. A few people that started just after me got their red belts and a few people I've worked with a lot got their first purple stripes, so I'm behind quite a few people that I was even with or ahead of last summer.
That's OK with me, especially as I have different priorities. Talked with shihan a bit at the end. He was asking how the knees are doing and I told him they're OK, but not healing great between the work at karate and then going snowboarding almost every week.
Still it's fun and I'm definitely in this for the long term, not the short one.