We have some big news. Our 13 year old son Joshua earned his 1st degree black belt in Taekwondo on Sunday! The kids have been attending CMB Karate for a few years now, and they have have been progressing through the ranks. There was white, yellow, blue, purple, and brown, including some degrees within some of the ranks. I forget when they started – I’ll have to ask my wife.
In any case, Josh has been practicing for, I think, about months now. The testing took place over two days. On Saturday afternoon, Josh went in to demonstrate some of his forms. On Sunday morning, he and many other students demonstrated the rest of their self-defense forms, weapons forms, sparring techniques, and gave their memorized speech on what being a black belt (and karate in general) meant to them.
Big day for sure. We finished up after noon, then we went to a local Chinese restaurant for lunch. In the evening, I went biking, then we grilled up mini steaks for dinner.