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Tuesday, July 13, 2010

The Road to becoming a black belt - its a long one. . .

My GS getting ready to test for purple belt.

Okay now he is actually doing the test for purple senior.

You may think this is no big deal if you have not been in the martial arts world, but it is.

He completed the junior program which took one year.

Then he started over with no belt.

He now has earned his white belt, white belt senior, yellow belt, yellow senior, gold belt, gold belt senior, orange belt, orange belt senior, green, (which is about half way to his black belt). It took about 1 and 1/2 years to complete this.

He has earned his green senior, blue, blue senior, purple, and now purple senior.

He has his red, red senior, brown and brown senior and then tries out for his black belt!

And then of course there are degrees of black belt after that.

It's going to take about 4 1/2 years to 5 years all together and should have it next summer.

Look at my GS sitting still!

Now look at the GS standing STILL!

Now for some of you - you may laugh - but the program is worth it just for this - this was a boy who could not hold still or sit still for a second. He has learned the discipline to hold still - even for a little while - this will help immensely in school.

He he his receiving his purple senior belt - purple with a black stripe.

This instructor is from Russia. He goes to the International Choi Kwang Do Center.

This pictures will enlarge if your interested - just wanted my GA to know how well he's doing.


Melanie said...

Congratulations to your grandson. He has worked very hard!!

Jane said...

Many congrats!


Linda @ A La Carte said...

VERY proud of him! I know he works so hard on this and it has really helped him. He is a sweetie Sandie!

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Sandie, I know what a big deal this is! Congrats to your your sweet grandson!


Sheila :-)

That corgi :) said...

I know it is hard work, Sandie! and it is rewarding to see the "fruits" of his hard work when he gets each individual belt! Does he have them on display someplace? I think it is great too that it is helping him with the discipline of sitting/standing quietly and probably also giving him lots of self confidence!

WTG to GS!!


Rose said...

i think it's great that children have this outlet. they learn alto of principles to apply to life.

Angela said...

Way to go Andy! Congratulations!


ocmist said...

Tell him congratulations from me, too! He has been doing an excellent job to get this far and it is wonderful that you can see it helping out in other areas of his life, too! I know that running always helped my eldest son who was the same way. He ran in some of the "K" races... 5, 10, etc. He would run for miles even when he was pretty little (under 5) to help ease off the edge. He loved it, and it really helped.

Another of my hyper sons, Manuel, did acrobatics. I always called him my flying eagle because he almost didn't look like he had to obey the law of gravity! He also was in a swim team and diving team.

This is a great thing for Andy, and he is doing great at it!