Today it was Sara's two oldest children, Charlie and Max, who were testing for their red belts (yes, they're one belt ahead of their mother and aunt).
|Max and Charlie in the center|
|Charlie and Max showing their moves in their poonse (?)|
Then my camera battery died and I had to switch to cell phone.
|Max breaking the board on his first try|
Charlie is watching while waiting for her turn
|Charlie breaking the board on her first try.|
Max is on the floor cheering her on.
|Max (in blue) sparring|
|Charlie (red helmet) kicking her sparring partner|
At the end of the class, Master Park had all the students line up in front of him and he talked to them about bullying in school. Although they know how to kick and fight, he stressed that they were not to use their skills in dealing with bullies in school because it would just end up in them getting in trouble with the teachers and principal. Instead, Master Park taught them a defensive move and shout and instructed them on how to avoid fights and bullies. These kids are getting some valuable training.
We're so proud of these kids for sticking with this program. I remember when Sara was taking them to their first class. Charlie was crying and fighting, saying she would hate it and didn't want to go. Then when the first class was over, she was excited and said she loves it and has been an enthusiastic participant ever since. It's nice that they're doing it together. They encourage one another at home and 'teach' their two little sisters some of their moves. Elly is already enjoying being in the Little Tigers group and three-year old Quinn is eager to learn too although she has to be four before she can join.
And that was our main activity on this bright sunny winter day.
Hope you're all having a nice weekend.