Saturday, April 9, 2011

Karate...or Aikido (to be more accurate)

We have tried putting Ky into organized sports before (with not so great results). Soccer was a complete disaster for him (unless you consider running to the monkey-bars during the game a success)...let's just say that "team" sports are not his thing. I think this is true for a number of reasons. First, he is a perfectionist. If he doesn't think he is good at something he gets SUPER frustrated with himself. Being on a team where kids other than him were scoring goals was NOT ok. Second, he HATES taking turns, (although he has gotten better over the last year or so. When we had him in soccer and someone else had the ball he would get so mad and would just sit down in the middle of the field with his legs crossed and refuse to play, like so...

We decided to not torture him and didn't even make him play the whole season. So this year we got the bright idea to put him in Karate. Now Kamden often holds "Karate Class" in our living room for his 2 brothers (keep in mind the extent of his karate training was watching the movie "The 3 Ninjas" like 20 times), but we thought that Ky would really enjoy taking a class from a legitimate person, aka Sensai. We were right. It is the perfect sport for him. He is actually really coordinated and he doesn't have to compete with anyone. It was fun watching him do "his" thing! He officially looks forward to Thursdays and is ready to go! Last week he took and passed his yellow belt test! So he received his yellow belt and a certificate of advancement. Brad took a video and it is so cute. I'm going to try to figure out how to load it to my blog from his iPhone, but in the mean time, here are the pictures from the event. I am so proud of Ky and how much he has progressed these last 2 years and I am so happy that he has finally found his "thing" least for the moment!
Ky was a little mad in this picture because we missed one Thursday so he didn't get the Perfect Attendance medal...such is life in our house, buddy!

1 comment:

  1. It's nothing short of a miracle that you've begun to blog again! Yay! Keep it up! I'm glad Ky found his "thing". Believe is not for everyone, regardless of what are husbands think! Love the flashback idea...makes sense! Can't wait to see more posts, hint hint ;)