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Lily tested for her jō weapons test and passed

Earlier this year, Lily began attending a weapons class this year in addition to her regular weekly karate classes. Lily? Weapons? You are correct — we probably didn’t think this through. Anyway, she recently tested for her proficiency with the … Continue reading

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2017 CMB Karate Demo Team performance at the Wells Fargo Center (2nd time!)

Last April, the kids performed with the rest of the CMB Karate demo team at the Wells Fargo Center. Last year, it was on the concourse next to a Kia Optima on display. Nice, but it obviously would have been … Continue reading

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CMB Karate Demo Team performance at the Wells Fargo Center

In case I haven’t mentioned it before, the kids joined the CMB Karate demonstration team earlier this year. For the past few months, they’ve been practicing their routine with the intent to perform in front of large crowds at various sporting … Continue reading

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The kids did well at their 2nd karate tournament

The kiddos participated in their 2nd karate tournament at the school. For some reason, I don’t have pictures or even a post from last year, so I’ll have to dig those up. In any case, yes, they were in a karate … Continue reading

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Watch out! We got some newly-minted blue belts

Joshua and Lily recently tested to become blue belts, and they passed! I had wanted to make it, but got pulled into some last-minute fire drill at the office. After I got home, we went to Sushi King for a … Continue reading

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Josh & Lily earn their Advanced Green Belts

Josh and Lily earned their Advanced Green Belts last Friday. Namita has been taking them for make-up / extra classes, and we’ve encouraged the kids to practice as much as possible every day. An hour before the actual test, the kids … Continue reading

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Joel’s review of The Big Boss (1971)

Looking for something different on Netflix this week, I came across The Big Boss (1971) starring Bruce Lee. Originally released in the U.S. back in the early 1970s as “Fists of Fury”, I guess it can be found under it’s original title. … Continue reading

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We have some new Green Belts

Last Friday, the kids went in, tested, and earned their Green Belts. Not much to say really, but they’re really proud of themselves.  Now that they’ve become Green Belts, they want to start taking weapons classes. Nothing good can come … Continue reading

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Lily’s 7th Birthday Party

Last Saturday, we had Lily’s 7th birthday party. We looked at all the options, but she likes karate and ninjas so much, so why not a martial arts themed party? My wife naturally tied it to Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, … Continue reading

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The kids earn their Intermediate Yellow Belts

The big news is that the kids have moved up to the next level in karate — Intermediate Yellow Belts. They tested with their friends Kaiya and Elli, and hey, they did it. It only required Namita and I to … Continue reading

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