Wednesday, February 24, 2010

The Final Chop

Magoo and I have been talking about it for a couple weeks and have agreed that it's time to give karate a rest.

He started as a white belt when he was five years old.

It's nearly two years later and he's a purple belt with a star. (It's the same gi. Look how big it is on him when he's five!!)

Karate has been such a great thing for him. He's an energetic little boy and it did a lot to develop his focus and self-control. But the higher up you go, the more the sport demands of you and the hour-long sparring classes were high on effort and low on fun. Maybe he'll come back to it in a few years - but maybe this is it. Either way I'm happy he had something that made his body strong and gave him pride in himself.

Now, I think, we'll try swimming.


Ă„iti said...

Aww, he's come a long way, love seeing the transitions over time.

Chicklebee said...

Onward and upward, eh?
Love that last photo with the snaggle toothy smile! Fun to see how much he's grown!