Thursday, June 24, 2010

A full on karate weekend

I've been pretty quiet on the blogging front, so much to do, so little time!

This past weekend was nothing but karate. State team training as usual on Saturday morning, followed by a grading. DS is now a brown striped belt and proud of the fact he is the same belt level as his brother got to before dropping out. Then Sunday we had another early start for a karate tournament the other side of town. DS did well, winning his kata (out of 10 kids) and narrowly missing out on making the kumite finals (8 kids in total) and ending up 4th. He did well considering all the medal winners were a year older and all state team members.

Oh, and he was chosen to be one of 10 kids from his club to do a karate demo at the local cinema for an advance screening of the new karate kid movie. He did well and he (and his brother) got to see the movie free of charge, as well as get popcorn and a drink. He was excited and they both seemed to enjoy the movie.

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Wednesday, June 9, 2010

State Karate Team Presentation Dinner

The long awaited, and much anticipated, State Team Dinner was held on Saturday night. DS was soooo looking forward to it, and thankfully he enjoyed himself. He looked very smart in his outfit, which he'd had picked out for ages! (New shirt with tie, hat, black pants and new shoes) He sat on a table with his brother and the other boys from his club, while DH and I sat on an adults table nearby. When it came time for the official announcement of the team, his name was called first and he proudly went up the front and took his place among the many other karate kids.
The Nationals aren't until early August, so he has that to look forward to now. Go Victoria!!
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