Friday, 3 April 2009
I'm going to have a boast here about my children.
Jordan and Robyn started going to Karate about six years ago now, they are very committed, and have been black belts for almost a year. I used to worry...especially when Jordan would come home and tell me he'd sparred with an adult...a full grown man twice his size....
'why?' I used to ask him in a worried tone...'well he's the only other brown belt mum,' was the confused answer.
We agreed to them going to full contact karate because they wanted to, I never got the other kind anyway...what do you do... pretend to do the moves, enact a throw???..but for me, there is a big self defense element to it too.
Even though Robyn looks dainty, I didn't worry about her so much, she has more of a forceful streak, she takes no rubbish, and no one messes with her. Jordan is just less...assertive...shall we say.
So one day I went to pick them up, just as the last part of the lesson was underway (the sparring part) I saw Jordan's sparring partner...all six foot two of him!!! oh dear...but then I realised that it was the guy who looked a little worried...and I realised why as soon as I heard what can only be described as a war cry from Jordan and he came running across the room (DO JO?)did a spinning split kick, grabbed on round the guys neck with his legs and took him to the floor in one swift movement...okay, so maybe I underestimated him a little.
Here's a Little video of my ninja warrior performing one of his latest tricks...