Sunday, September 12, 2010

He Did It!

Jonathon did it!  I'm so proud of my little man.  He got his brown belt in karate yesterday!   Last month, his nerves got the best of him and he didn't break his boards.  Yesterday, his emotions were raw...and I mean raw.  He was close to tears as he went to break his boards, but he broke both boards on the first try.  So proud of how hard he worked.  He LOVES karate...really LOVES it, so it was very hard to see him disappointed.  I loved his comment in the car on the way home.  Jonathon, "Are you ready to learn your form for brown belt?"  "Yea mom, I already printed it out."  He knew he could do it!  Way to go Jonathon!  Time to practice for black belt testing!

Here he is getting ready to start his form:
Intensity...can you hear him "Ahhh-YA!"
Celebrating at the end with Mr. Patten...I admire this man so much.  To say he is a fabulous instructor is an understatement.
P.S....didn't take any pictures of the board breaking...this mom was too I can get them from the photographer who does the website photos! :)


Courtney Baker said...

Oh that's just so exciting for him! It's probably an even bigger deal to him since he didn't do it the first time! I'm sure you're a very proud mother!

Ida said...

Way to Go Jonathon!
Thanks for sharing your "proud mom" moment.

Aimes said...

YAY! I just knew he could do it!!! Way to go, Jonathon!
Oh you must be so proud!

Emily Leiphart said...

Congratulations to your son Jonathon! That is a huge accomplishment and you must be so proud!

Sue Lelli said...

Whoo! Hoo! Post the board breaking pics when you get them!