In order to begin going to class, he had to earn his white belt first.
He earned it in 2 lessons! His Sense (or however you type that) said that Sam is really good for his age and has some natural talent.
I wasn't sure how my soft hearted, sweet little Sammy boy would handle Karate, but he sure has been begging, so we finally signed him up.
I had nothing to worry about. I was shocked to see that Sam was just completely absorbed in it, and was a very fast learner.
I was SO impressed with everything about it as I sat through is private lessons.
The mental toughness, the respect, the obedience, the skill level, the positive attitude, the fun of it all. It was extremely impressed.
The best part of it all, and the thing that sold us on it though, was Sam.
His eyes just lit up with every new thing was learning. He took the "talks" about the rules and behavior seriously, and was bursting with excitement when he learned some new skills and passed them off to earn his white belt and entrance into the class.
I thought he was going to explode with excitement when he got his uniform "gee" and white belt (which can never touch the ground or be washed). He was trying to be serious, but I could see his little tongue inside his cheek, which is the face he does when he is trying so hard not to smile.
|Apparently, Karate is serious business when you are standing at attention.|
Karate has a language of its own, and we are all slowly learning it. Sam thinks everything about it is so cool and amazing.
He is always asking when his next class is, and when we are finally on our way, the whole 10 minutes to get there, he is asking how much further.
I am so glad my Sammy Boy has found something that he loves, something that makes him excited, and something that helps him feel so good about himself.