Thursday, November 7, 2013

Ninja Training

In September Nate started Taekwondo. He thinks he's really training to be a Ninja. Or a Jedi. It's the perfect activity for a boy; he gets to yell, run, kick, and compete to his hearts content and it is all encouraged.

Though it isn't just an outlet for energy, he is also learning discipline and respect. Unlike some dojos he had to earn his first belt, the white belt. For a week he had to complete 8 homework assignments a day; make his bed, brush his teeth, share well with his sister, etc. Then before he could receive the belt he had to answer before the entire class how he respects his parents, teacher and himself. The concepts are probably a bit over his head but I love the strong principals of the sport.

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