When the fall soccer season was over, we decided to let Will try Kung Fu. He has expressed a lot of interest in karate & even has some made up moves he does for his doctors (or any captive audience really:).)
We tried out a few different places and then found one that is a perfect fit!
Last week, Will graduated to the next level.
He had to take a "test" & did great!
R & I got to watch. I forgot my real camera so sorry for the blurry photos.
Receiving his certificate. So proud!
R has also expressed interest in doing a father/son class. Apparently, taking martial arts has been a life long goal of his. Who knew?!
Will is too young now for the father/son class but maybe in a few years.
But, lucky for us, this place does offer a parent/child class once every few weeks as a part of Will's class.
We hired a sitter for Ellie & had a blast learning kung fu.
I don't know what this is called.
I do know that my child can now count in Chinese to 3!
Demonstrating a block.
Teaching his daddy
making Daddy practice the new move
Demonstrating for the class
I must admit... I was not so good. I can't seem to master the backwards kick!
Will loves kung fu. I love that before every class, they bow their heads & say, "I promise to do my best."
I love that he has to say "Yes sir!" I love that he just beams while he is learning the moves. And he can't wait to come home & practice them!
This has been a really good activity for Will and for building his self esteem, awareness of his body, & how to use his "own superpowers!" (The Kung Fu instructor tells the kids they have superpowers they have to learn how to use!)