Friday, March 26, 2010

The Karate Kid Strikes Again

Aidan is loving karate! He just finished his second session and passed his test to become a yellow belt. He has grown so much! He is now able to spar, do a round house kick and another kick I can't remember the name of, do a backfist strike, punch, dodge out of the way, stand at attention and in a right and left fighting stance, say his phone number, name the little boy who started karate (Funikoshi -sp?), name the 3 parts that make up karate (kicks, strikes, punches), tell the most important part of karate (conditioning) and what it means (getting stronger), tell what karate means (empty hands), and most importantly Aidan has gained a lot of confidence. It has been wonderful for him and he will be starting his third session next week. Here are a few pictures of his last belt test. I was one proud momma.

Patiently waiting for his belt test.
Dodging out of the way. I think there is some official name for this, but I can't remember it...
Doing his punch. Nice form buddy.

His teacher wraps the old belt up and explains to the students that the knot of the belt contains all the kicks, strikes, and punches they have learned. They are not to untie the belt or that knowledge will fall out. That is pretty cool!

Aidan proudly wearing his yellow belt.

1 comment:

Mrs. Beer said...

That is so sweet! I can't wait until my 1 1/2 year old can say cute things like this! Cute kids!