Friday, November 9, 2007

Karate Testing

He was mad b/c I wanted a picture,

Ya'll know how he HATES to have his
picture made!

Kaylyn and Luke both tested for their next belt in karate tonight. Kaylyn moved up to a yellow belt and Luke moved up to a Tiger Cub yellow belt. For their testing, they both had to demonstrate some things they had learned. Kaylyn had to do her form which is kind of like a dance routine, but with karate movements. She also had to do one-step sparring, which is a series of movements to simulate sparring, but no actual contact is made. She did both of these perfectly.

Luke's testing was a little more laid back. He had to say the "Tiger Promise," which is "I promise to use TaeKwonDo only in class and to escape from strangers. I will not use TaeKwonDo to cause trouble"....Luke's version went like this, "I pwomise to us TaeKwonDo to wun fwom stwanga's. I not cause twouble." Too cute! He also had to demonstrate 3 punches, a high block, 3 front kicks, and stand at attention for 30 seconds. He did all of these things with no problem. I'm just glad he got up in front of everybody and did all of his requirements. After all, he's a bit on the shy side...nothing like his sister who loves to be the center of a crowd! We are very proud of both of them!

P.S. I'm not sure why, but my camera just will not take good pictures at the karate school, I think it may be something to do with all of the florescent lights (or it could have something to do with the time Luke threw my camera on the concrete a few months ago). But anyway, sorry for the poor quality, but I'm posting them anyway!

Posted by Picasa


Jenn said...

Great job!!!! Way to go!!!!

MANDY T. said...

So cute! Love the picture of Luke pouting. Miss and love you too.