As spring and the upcoming sports seasons were nearing, we knew our lives would become significantly more busy soon! We were discussing with the kids what options they had and if they wanted to try something new this year. A gentleman in our ward sent out a neighborhood announcement that he would be starting karate lessons in his basement soon. We asked the kids if they wanted to try it out. He was only charging $5 a lesson per kid so we figured we'd give it a try and if the kids weren't that into it we wouldn't be out an entire season of registration and uniforms.
The kids loved it! Charley found a new friend right off the bat that was her same age and stature (this is saying something!). Charley kicks the hardest in the class (including the boy who is a head taller and 2 years older). Joseph really took to it and is very serious about getting his stances right. Sam is thrilled that he gets to hit and kick someone and that its actually encouraged!
Their Sensei told them they would be sparring in just a couple months and start to testing for belt colors as well. We had the option of buying the Gi or just wearing sweats. I told the kids they had to show me they were going to stick with it before I payed the money for the gi. When all the other kids were putting theirs on and looked so cute I broke down and bought them. I'm such a Mom! After watching them and seeing how much fun they were having I knew it would be worth the money. If not they will have Halloween costumes for the next couple years!
Sunday, April 04, 2010
Posted by bjarnason family at 3:53 PM