Disclaimer : I need a new camera.
More than three years of training, a written test, knowing the forms and names of punches and kicks in English in Japanese, and THE big ten person fight, William and Scott now have the privilege of wearing a black belt in Karate. The fight involves 10 students in a row. Here is Scott facing his pending opponents. Nine are sitting and the big one is standing on the right. As a mother it is very emotional watching. John and I were sweating. We felt like we were getting a work out and we were JUST watching! The boys say it was very tiring. Maybe I'll get to share photos of the fight soon. This is just the short story.
Now as a black belt you get the honor of sitting up front in class and a new gee. If you are wondering what I am doing this weekend, I'll be transferring patches to black uniforms.
Two other students got promoted to black belt. The two Sensai's got promoted to Shihan (5th degree) and a few other awards and certificates were obtained. This was a very exciting promotion.
We appreciate Mary and Nate coming out for the promotion!