I know I've posted about Karate here and there, but haven't officially posted about it. And because this is our family scrapbook... Mason started Karate on Wednesday, July 27th after years of begging us to do so. He now has 9 classes under his belt and knows numerous kicks and punches. He also knows his first Kata (Ki Cho) which means Foundation. He has done so well and puts so much effort into each class. Nathan and I have enjoyed watching him.
If you ask him he will more than likely tell you that he doesn't like it. I am not sure why he does this because he lives, eats and breathes karate now. He can't even walk from one side of the room to the other without doing kicks or punches. Also, on days that he doesn't have karate he is begging us to go. He's even told us that he wants to keep going to the karate school after he's a black belt and that he wants to teach there. And just last week he had a girl instructor and for some reason he didn't want to leave when class was over. ;)
I love that his school puts an emphasis on teaching manners as well as self-confidence. What kid couldn't use a little more of each? Each instructor he's had has been so great with kids. They really know how to work with them and to keep them interested. Even the owner of the school teaches class. He's my favorite because the kids really listen and pay attention to him.
I can't wait to see all that he learns from karate!
His Nana and Papa call him Karate Kid now and I can tell that he loves it! He smiles so big!