Monday, December 3, 2012

Karate test

Opening ceremonies with the Grand Master

 Pep talk from our Sensei (teacher)

Getting ready to bow

Our "ready" stance or fight stance

Low blocks

Middle blocks

Weston helping daddy out with the twins

Bows at the end

And for your entertainment.....

Bath with all 4 little rug rats! Cooper had just woken up ha ha!

Ashton and I took our test this weekend for our next belt. We first had to do a pre-test in front our our sensei and class on Thursday, and after our evaluations we were told if we could go test with the Grand Master. 
The dojo was about an hour away, so we packed everyone up and made our way to the test. It was definitely an experience. Ashton and I were the first to be called up. This being our first karate testing experience I was a little nervous. You have to greet the judges in japanese and thank them and bow and then the test starts. Once we got going it was no problem. 
After we watched everyone we had a 2 minute sparring test. By this time it was around 3:00 (we had been there for 3 hours) and I was starting to feel hungry. Good thing the sparring was only 2 minutes because I was low on energy at this point. 
Ashton and I both did very good and we will get our results in 2 week.

All 4 boys played in the bath together when we got home. It was fun to watch:)


Kathy Bell said...

I am so impressed that you and Ashton are taking Karate! I don't know how you feel about it but I would Have to if I lived in Japan. Im sure its tons of fun. Thanks for taking pictures and sharing them. esp the last one. haha Such sweet boys to have such fun together.

Hollie said...

Hahaha!! I love Weston's helping with the twins pic! he's totally got it under control:) You look professional! very impressive, I wish I could hear your greetings!

Marianne and Brad said...

Great job with your test! looks like fun. And I died when I saw that last pic! So cute!!

Meet the Templins said...

Wow! What a cool experience for Ashton to remember with his mom. Looks like fun.