A few months ago we put Carter into Kenpo Karate. He's be interested in Karate (what little boy isn't) forever! We opted for things like soccer and basketball to encourage all different kinds of sports. Since he's been sick and has little to no energy, we thought karate would be a good way to strengthen his leg muscles and get him into some sort of sport. He's really loving it and it's offered at our community center by a 3rd degree black belt. His teacher's name is Miss Natalie and she's great with Carter and the other little boy in the class. We practice during the week and after a few months of lessons and practicing he was ready to test for his yellow belt.
He did great and got his yellow belt. Addilyn has also decided that karate would be much more fun than dance and has opted to quit dance and start karate next month once she turns 5. I'm excited for her. Here's hoping that she'll get good enough to fight all those boys off in a few ( like 25) years!
The most rewarding thing for me is to see him getting stronger. He's still MUCH weaker than the other kid in his class (who is a year younger than him) but most of his weakness is in his legs, and karate is a lot of leg work. So, any improvement is great. He's doing so amazing, and, as always, we are so stinking proud of him!