Last night the results were read and they all passed their most recent tests!
Sensei gave me the honor of presenting Tiger his San Kyu or first degree brown belt last night. Unfortunately, I didn’t get a picture! It was very humbling to present that belt to my son. He has earned it. He has been training for 6 years now and slowly crawled through the ranks. I have witnessed him go from a barely five year old kid who ALWAYS had the wrong hand and wrong foot forward to a focused, determined young man. His technique improves all the time. This past test he looked very strong. He had great focus and much improved stances since 4 months ago.
Then Sensei also gave me the honor of presenting B with his Ni Kyu or second degree brown belt. This time I got smart and asked Sensei to take pictures. I obviously wasn’t in uniform as I was on the sidelines with all the girls. Not only that, but my gi barely ties around my belly at this point. So, to me, it looks a little odd to be wearing street clothes and presenting the belts, but either way, I felt quite honored. The first one is the presentation of the belt and the second picture is the final bow.