Jacob has been asking for quite some time to do karate. There was a taekwondo place offering a one month trial class so we signed up. I have no idea what the difference between taekwondo and karate is but they have the same uniform (I’ve been told to stop calling it an “outfit”!) so I figure tae kwon do will work for us just fine.
Bill had Monday off so we decided he would start that day so Bill could take him and watch. I stopped by on my way home and snapped a quick picture on my phone. All those little boys lined up yelling “yes sir” and “hi ya” was SO cute.
The class is 40 minutes long, three days a week. I took Jacob back for his second class today. He said he wasn’t going. No way. I asked why and he said … “because you have to bow when you walk in and that’s weird.”
After reminding him that this is where you learn how to break a board with your foot, he went on inside. Judging from the way he kicked, he wants to break a board pretty soon.
The “master” told him that if he kept up with karate he’d be a black belt by third grade. To this, Jacob turned to Savannah (who is in third grade) and said … “COOL, Savannah! You’re already a black belt!”
He happily posed for a few pics for me today:
I saw the movie Karate Kid (1984) three times in the theater - a personal record. I know that in June a new, updated version is coming out. I’ll have to see this one too.