Monday, August 03, 2009

Belt.


Last weekend we celebrated A's belt promotion to red-white. He was happy and very proud - not only has he moved up through the levels, but he has stayed with it for one year!


Being in karate is what he wanted to do, and after an entire year of classes several times per week, he still loves it. A is an intense kid, and I know that having the same instructor in the same room in the same building with the same uniform has really helped him focus and stay interested. Students do change, but he has been in a pretty stable core of the same kids and so is comfortable being there and is in his element - without constantly changing people dynamics.


I love that he has had something that is 'his own' in a non-competitive environment with continuous challenges, yet also fun and a great physical outlet for a kid with a lot of energy.

Congrats sweet boy!

9 comments:

Sam said...

Congratulations on your red-white belt A. Way to go!

Magical Mom said...

Wow! A year of dedication is a lot for someone so young. Congrats on the belt achievement!!! I had Quayde in Kung Fu when he was young and it did wonders for his spirit and confidence.

Sarah said...

Congrats to your little boy! That's fantastic! He's so cute holding up that belt. He looks very proud.

Jane said...

I am most impressed with A's sticktoitiveness! That is one quality I do not have.

Lynch Family said...

It is wonderful to watch our kids bloom and shine--Hooray for A!

Stephanie said...

woohoo!
Congrats to A!

A year is a long time... so awesome for him to find something like that to love!

Eluciq said...

This is FABULOUS! I remember way back when...when he started...and he still has that fantastic smile on his face! It is always great to see your offspring stick with something and enjoy it!

Liz Allman said...

Denise, where does he take his lessons. My daughter is interested in karate and I am looking for recommendations on the East side.

denise said...

Liz - We go to Karate America in Cottage Grove. The instructor is GREAT with kids - very patient and nice. They have Little Ninjas and Kinder Kickers for the youngest ones, and then the solid belt youth classes for 7 & up. http://kaleaders.com/