Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Karate Class

Henry has also been taking a karate class through the community ed program. Tonight was his little graduation and he earned himself a white belt! He got to punch through a board and everything!
For some reason, he will not wear his gee, and now that he has the belt, he won't wear that either...he's funny that way sometimes. The only costume he's worn with his own free will and choice is his army costume.
Here he is hitting the board and showing off the board and his belt.
I kind of wish he liked it because karate teaches great skills like discipline and respect. But we'll keep trying different things and see what he wants to do. I won't mind if we come back in the karate direction, though.
We asked him what he wants to try next and we threw out soccer or baseball and he said he wants to do golf!


Lokodi said...

I will agree that karate breeds discipline. Hans has a black belt in Karate and I don't think I know anyone that has more self discipline than him. I think Karate has helped him in many ways be driven. It can be a good thing and a bad thing at times...:)
Way to go Henry!

Michelle said...

I think it's great that Henry won't wear the belt or gee, it means he doesn't have to be like his peers, he is a leader already. Way to go Henry for earning your first belt! Good luck in all those other sports.

joeandcarole said...

Hey Henry J, Way to go. Isn't it hard to break a board? You are really neat. I love the way you stand to do it. We're really proud of you. I hope you do karate will be very good at it and learn a lot!
We love you!

Sandy said...

That is so cute! I wish someone taught karate around here :(

Mike and Adrianne said...

Mike has talked about putting the boys in Karate for like two years. He wants to find some father/son class or something where he can do it with them.

Way to go Henry! I love how happy he looks in the picture.