On a completely non technical note, but something I am pretty happy with is managing to finaly pass my 4th degree black belt grading in Budo Jitsu just yesterday. Its a fairly long grading thats goes for around 4-5 months. At 3rd dan and above, its very technical, with me (and my training partner) having to hold 3 seminars, organise the material, know it inside out and be able to demonstrate it, market the seminars and a whole bunch of stuff for the 4 months. Then on the last month, we have some time to prepare a short demonstration of all the techniques, with some imprompt demonstration of favourite techniques thrown in.
Its certainly long, and I am glad to finally have gotten through it.