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Tuesday, June 07, 2011

Receiving a black belt...

My grandson's belt has been hanging in this spot for about 2 1/2 years. They start out in a white coat and when they make a decision to go all the way to black belt their coat changes to red - The Black Belt Club and they get their black belt and it hangs there for them to see their goal.



This is how they do it - they call up all the people getting belts from white senior - today someone got their second degree black belt. So near the end the brown belt senior is called. Their were two who made it. They say of 100 starting - two will finish - here they are.


Next they turn away from the flags to do any belt adjustments - out of respect.


They turn around and then the black belt will be tied.


The man tying the belt on is one of the Masters Of Choi Kwang Do - he is 5th degree black belt.



He is now an official black belt given to him by a Grand Master.



Out of all the past belts and all the degrees he may get - the first black belt - is the biggest deal. Because you never go to color again. And they made a big deal out of it.


This is his family of black belts and instructors that helped him a long the way.

He has earned the title of being called SIR - not here though - lol - just on the DoJo.

Thanks so much for letting me brag on him a few days. I'm done. He starts training tonight for his 2nd degree black belt - it will take around 27 months. And out of the 100 that start one will go this far!

"You gain strength, courage and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face."
– Elanor Roosevelt


I really like her - bet we could have been blog buddies too.

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23 comments:

Tins and Treasures said...

Good Morning, Sandie,
Congratulations...that is a huge accomplishment for your young man. Give him hug from me!

Have a terrific Tuesday ~Natalie

Remington said...

So COOL!

Betty (picture circa 1951) said...

I've been playing catch up and you have every reason to be proud of your grandson, Sir. What a wonderful experience for him.

That Eleanor Roosevelt quote is one of my favorites too.

Thisisme. said...

Lovely photos Chatty, and your little man looks so proud in them!! He really did so very well. I think Eleanor Roosevelt must have been one special lady, because all her quotes are amazing!

Sandra said...

brag awway!!! we love it and he is something to brag about. so happy for him and for you

The Boston Lady said...

This is so wonderful! Please tell "Sir" that he has a cheering section in the blogosphere. What a confidence builder these skills must be, not to mention a good way to learn control while blowing off some steam. YAY! Ann

Jane said...

I am so very happy that Andy did so very well!

Jane

Home Made Quilts By Granny said...

I know you are a very very proud granny and for good reason I would be too and I bet Eleanor would have been one great blogger. Trish

Ginny said...

Wonderful pictures, the look on his face!! You should be SO proud!!!!

EvaMarie Sa said...

Thank you for sharing his story and the photos, it's always nice learning something new. He looks so very happy and proud :-) Happy for you All!

Hugs, Eva

Jo said...

Sandie-Great big hugs all around,GS looks to be such a respectible,humble guy. Someone I would love to meet one day.

Eleanor Roosevelt would surely have been a fantastic bloggy buddy.
~JO
Lazyonloblolly

Stella said...

What a great kid. I know it is all the love and support he receives at home.

Debbie said...

I had the hardest time focusing on my reading when your grandson was so cute grinning in the pictures. He looks like such a pure delight.

This is totally brag worthy!

Ann said...

You just go ahead and brag all you want. I would do the same thing. That is something to really be proud of a wonderful accomplishment

ain't for city gals said...

wow..who knew how complicated that is....you both should be proud! It takes a village...

Mevely317 said...

Lovin' the pictures, Sandie! Hugs to your little "Sir"!

That corgi :) said...

he will be that one because of all of your/family's support for him!! Loved the pictures and the explanation of it all! I can just see 27 months from now the pictures of his next accomplishment!!

betty

Retired Knitter said...

Brings back memories. My son took a form of Martial Arts - there are many. He started when he was 12 and got his black belt at 16. He was the youngest one in his school to achieve that - at the time. He went on to get a second black belt in another form.

It was excellent for him. He learned control and ways to deal with his temper. He was also small for his age so it helped him as he moved into High School.

I have many pictures like these. I will have to get them out again - he is 37 now! :-}

Susan J. Reinhardt said...

Congrats to your grandson. He's an excellent example of perseverance.

Retired Knitter said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog as well.

Yes, we do have alot in common ... one thing that hit me right off the bat was your love of Pugs!! I have a "grand-dog pug" named Grimace, and he loves me beyond all reason - even more than he loves his Papa!

And how can you not love that!! :-)

Linda @ A La Carte said...

That was an interesting post Sandie. I did not know that about the black belt. I am so proud of him! hugs, Linda

Sharon said...

Thanks for explaining some more detail about Andy's achievement! WOW - I had no idea that it was that involved.

You have much to be proud of - and so you just brag your little heart out!

xo

Angela said...

He will be the ONE that gets that belt Sandie! Congratulations to Andy on getting his black belt! Sir Andy! lol Funny thing is I call my son Sir a lot every since he was a baby! lol We were eating out when he was 3 or so and I looked at him and said are you ready to leave Sir, some old man looked at me and then looked at my son. He thought I was talking to him I'm sure and not my son! lol It was funny!

Have a Great Weekend!
Angela