Tuesday, March 24, 2009

My karate kid

He did it. He finally earned his first karate belt. The first color is white. He actually earned it some time ago. With all of the sickness going around our house I have neglected to post this - much less anything else. He also has already earned one stripe. To get his next belt he needs to earn four stripes total that go on his belt - then we will have a new belt. He is really doing well in karate. I couldn't be more pleased with the program. He has made a new little friend too. His buddy actually joined the same day as Monkey did. It didn't take anytime for them to become thick as thieves. They even get into trouble together. Both of them have a tendency to goof off. Thankfully, the sensei is patient and really does a great job with the Little Dragons. The students open up in prayer, warm ups, learn karate moves and practical life skills (i.e. stranger danger, crossing the street, manners, etc.) and close in prayer. Teamwork and encouragement of team members is always promoted. I love it! How awesome that a business uses/teaches sport centered entirely around glorifying Christ! Here are some pictures of him earning his white belt. Go Monkey! We are proud of you!

1 comment:

Heather said...

I'm so glad this program is working out so well! Karate is certainly a fabulous discipline for *so many* reasons... and the Christian presentation/format is awesome!

Way to go, karate dude! Big hugs from us all :)