Thursday, July 24, 2008

* Update on Taekwondo *

Braeden was a different kid today at karate!!!

He did so great! The first 14 minutes he was absolutely PERFECT! The last 26, he still did great, but was more antsy. Rolling a little when they sat, getting out of line a little, but overall GREAT! He even was able to do the fun obstacle course at the end! The funniest though, was when they had Master C and his two daughters/assistants in each corner of the mat. Each held a small mat and the kids had to do a different kick at each. C told them that they needed to keep their hands up to protect their noses. He makes funny stories for them to do the moves. The other kids put their hands up like a block, but Braeden grabbed his nose with his hand. It was hilarious. Two moms and I on the bench were rolling! So funny!

Master C came up toward the end and asked me if I threatened him. I wanted to say I had people praying! :) But, I told him that before class (it's at our mall) Braeden had seen the small arcade nearby and asked to play a game. I told him he could if he remembered to listen and follow what the class was doing! That's it. I was so proud, and he was too. He kept smiling at me and giving me the thumbs up, it was too cute! The "game" he picked??? One of those gumball machines that have the gears and levers and looks like a roller coaster inside. Funny!

Here they had to put their hands at their sides and say something. (He's the first one on the left.)

They were practicing stepping and doing high blocks.

And here's Braeden running through the obstacle course!!! Go Braeden!!!

3 comments:

Brandi said...

Amazing!!!! 14 minutes is a LONG time at this age! That's awesome! Way to go Brae!!!

Brandi

Emily said...

Wow thats great!!!!!!!

Jess said...

Go Brayden!!!

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