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Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Red Belt

Thank you smarties out there - it is indeed a Luna Moth. How did you know that? And in some places it is an endangered species!

Testing Day -






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THE ROAD TO BLACK BELT

NO UNIFORM 21
NO BELT 20
WHITE BELT 19
WHITE SENIOR 18
YELLOW BELT 17
YELLOW SENIOR 16
GOLD BELT 15
GOLD SENIOR 14
ORANGE BELT 13
ORANGE SENIOR 12
GREEN BELT 11



HALF WAY
GREEN SENIOR 10
BLUE BELT 9
BLUE SENIOR 8
PURPLE BELT 7
PURPLE SENIOR 6
RED BELT 5



Hopefully it will go as follows:
November 2010 RED SENIOR 4
January 2011 BROWN BELT 3
March 2011 BROWN SENIOR 2

JUNE 2011 BLACK BELT 1 (maybe September, but it will be this year!) And we are going to have a party!

He will have been in the program for about five years at this point. Didn't he do great - even if I am a little Prejudice!

At the ceremony they take the old belt off in the back - facing the rear of the Dojo.



They put the new one on in the front.


He is congratulated.


They bow and say to each other Philsung - "Do you best and never give up."




Love,
sandie

Put your heart, mind, intellect, and soul even to your smallest acts. This is the secret of success. - Swami Sivananda

“Ambition has one heel nailed in well, though she stretch her fingers to touch the heavens. ” Lao Tzu (600-531)

23 comments:

Susan said...

Ohhhhhh, Sandie! A Grandma's proud moment! Wow! Andy is doing great! Imagine being in the sport for five years, at his tender age! Black belt here he comes! Great pictures! Susan

Joyce said...

Congrats on the new belt. Congrats for sticking with a sport for so many years as most kids would have given up by now.

Changes in the wind said...

This is great training for young boys....my husband is a 4th degree black belt and worked very hard to become one.

Angela said...

Congratulations Andy! Way to Go!

Of course Grandma is proud! You should be!

Hugs,
Angela

Together We Save said...

That is awesome!! I had no idea so much work was involved!!

Linda @ A La Carte said...

I am so glad he got his Red belt!! Great job! How exciting to see how far he has come. Proud of ya Andy!

Marjorie (Molly) Smith said...

Congrats, I know you are as proud as can be. Great shots and what great treasures to keep for memories later on down the road.
Molly

Life is good! said...

how wonderful! it was probably as hard of a job for you as it was for darling grandson. you deserve the belts also! have a great one!

Stella said...

Wonderful! I know you are so proud of him.

A Hopeful Heart said...

Congratulations to GS on a job well done!!! Can't wait to see the black belt less than a year from now.

Way to go!!

Hugs to you, my friend,
Patti

Life is good! said...

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Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

good going Andy!

That corgi :) said...

it must be neat to see the end in sight with GS' belts! literally it will be here before you know it! and good for him for his persistence in staying with it (and all of yours too because it is indeed a family activity in getting them there, participating in ceremonies when they get tested, etc)

those luna moths are just gorgeous when you see them out and about; huge too!

loved all the pictures of GS's shining moment!

betty

Monica said...

Hurray Andy!!! He's made a lot of progress! And you're the proud gramma!!!

THE OLD GEEZER said...

I wonder who's going to be grandma's protector if someone tries to give her any trouble?

Janean said...

sandie, how proud must you be that he's stayed with it and earned each step! good discipline for the body and mind.

hugs.c

Jane said...

Many congrats to the GS!! These are great pictures. So glad that you posted them as I have been looking forward to seeing them all week!

Jane

Ms.Daisy said...

Sandie,
I know how much work is involved as my grandson was involved when he was 4 and I got to watch him at one of his practices. He did lose interest, though and he is now 11 and into soccer! Congratulations to your grandson for earning another belt and for staying with the sport for so long!


~Jean

Tweedles -- that's me said...

Good job Andy
xoxox
tweedles

Mimi said...

HI CHATTY!!
OH way to go to your darling Grandson!How awesome is this, and this is not easy and takes alot of practice and discipline. SO way to go!!
Hug him for me!!
I know he is sure proud of this
have a good one
hugs,
jamie

Debbie said...

Grinning at the Old Geezer's comment! You have every right to be proud! Quite the accomplished young fellow!!

And I love what they say to each other at the end. What is the pronunciation of it? Can you sort of "sound spell" it out? I would like to be able to say it.

And mean it.

Doris Sturm said...

Congratulations to your grandson. Looks like he's doing well. I'm still wondering what the correct answer was and if you yourself are a blackbelt?

I loved looking at the photos - it was like being there. I don't like not being able to post more photos. I used to post lots of them, but alas, no more - for now!

Hope you're doing well, my friend, and we'll catch up soon.

Love,
Doris and Gizzy :-)

Tanna at The Brick Street Bungalow said...

Awesome!! I know you are so proud! Congratulations to your grandson!