Thursday, June 26, 2008

Piece of News

The Munchkins and I passed our martial arts belt tests last night. We had to escape various chokes, hair grabs and headlocks, perform specific punch/kick combinations, and do defensive blocks, parries and covers. In addition, The Master had to demonstrate his "Forms", which are specific combinations of punches, kicks and blocks. Miss Munchkin got kudos for her high kicks (she can kick over her head!).

Miss M and I received our Purple belts in class and the Master will get his Orange belt at an official ceremony later this week. I'm just glad I passed - I feel like I have to be one of the most unathletic people who has ever entered the dojo!

Next week Miss Munchkin and I will join the scary Advanced class (the one with all of the upper belts). You all can pray for me.


Alisa said...

I admire you! Congratulations to you and your Munchkins! The Boy tests tomorrow night for his high yellow belt and is beyond thrilled. His movement was slowed by baseball playoffs, so his goal was to test by the end of June. I want to join as well, but for now, the $$ say a big fat NO! Enjoy your advanced class.

MrsMama said...

Thanks Alisa. I wish I had started when I was younger - I feel so old and awkward in class sometimes. :P But everyone is very nice and encouraging - I think I'm the hardest on myself.

Good luck to the Boy tomorrow night. Don't forget your camera!

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Amy Knupp said...

YAY! Congrats to you all!

Swede at Heart said...

Congratulations! I admire your guts for doing this. I would be cowering on the floor with my arms wrapped around my head screaming like a girl. Wait, I am a girl.