Sunday, October 11, 2009

Super Cool Karate Man

Yes, my big boy is a solid belt now!!! He prefers to be called "super cool karate man' lol, that is what he told his instructor. Karate has been so wonderful for our little man. Saturday, he graduated into the solid belts. For those of you that don't know what that means, every child in this program starts with a solid white belt. From there they graduate to:

- white belt with orange stripe
- white belt with yellow stripe
- white belt with green strip
- white belt with red stripe
- white belt with blue stripe
- white belt with purple stripe
- white belt with brown stripe

And then:
- Solid orange
- Orange belt with black stripe
- Yellow Belt
- Yellow belt with black stripe
- Green belt
- Green belt with black stripe

...and so on. You get the point! I could be wrong with one or so in the order. My baby was at the 'white belt with yellow stripe' when his instructor came to him (and us) and said that he felt Elijah was good enough to be bumped up to the solids!! Yay! So he skipped everything after the orange stripe and moved right up to the solid orange this weekend! He was soooo very proud of himself. It was so invigorating to see my son so proud of himself! His self esteem has flourished, his self discipline is growing. I see the children that are brown belts and their manners and self discipline are absolutely amazing. I am glad that we have found this place, can't wait to see what is ahead.

Elijah after graduating to Orange!

Elijah and his instructor, Wil. A little blurry =(

My baby doing his technique drill during graduation:

Working on his technique drill in front of his class the day before graduation:

Elijah and his class at graduation:

I will post a video soon!!

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