Monday, February 15, 2016

Another Move

The kids have been training karate at the same dojo for the last couple of years, but now it's time for a move. Sensei is in the process of getting the new dojo set up and ready for training, and for now the students are training at a temporary location. After the last class at the previous dojo, the students had the chance to help collect equipment, stack mats and prepare for the move. Here is a photo from the end of class at the old dojo:

And then the chaotic 'ripping up' of the mats after class was over:

This is the place where Bilal go awarded his first degree black belt, so I know he'll miss training here.





He has been training very hard for the past couple of months, trying to even participate in the beginner's classes so he could perfect his skills and help out with the more junior students. He has been putting in 4-5 hours most weeks. In spite of that I was surprised when we received the email from Sensei that he is ready to test for his next kyu grade belt. A small step towards the next black belt! And he has been nominated for 'Student of the Month' at the dojo for the month of February. This is the photo Sensei posted of him on the JIKA facebook page:

Proud of my little guy's hard work and dedication!


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