Sunday, December 5, 2010

Feeling a Little Safer...

since we have a Black Belt in the house! Kyle passed his Black Belt test today. Four years in the making and his goal from the beginning and he made it! We are all so happy for him. He has worked so hard, many hours of practice, classes, and other prep for today. The belts are 1/2 red and 1/2 black because technically you are a junior black belt until you are 16 years old. Nothing changes with the forms, kicks etc. but they will not allow anyone under 16 to go through the prep for Black Belt. It requires 3 days of fasting and 12 hours of meditation. Kyle still had to do these but in an abbreviated version, 24 hours fasting and 5 hours of meditation. That was long enough for a 14 year old and some kids are even younger, just not safe to have them fasting longer than that. So in 2 years he goes through it again to get the belt and then if he chooses (which knowing Kyle he probably will!) he can then proceed to higher degrees of Black Belt.
Anyway, its nice to know that should I need protection, he can kick someones butt! Makes me feel better when Bill is not around!
Seriously Kyle, we are super proud of you! This took tons of determination and hard work and Dad and I couldn't be more proud of you. Great Job!

Eyes on the board to break.

Board #2 to break:

The Grand Master presents all the belts, puts them on and hugs each student.

Belt presentation

Kyle and Master Meadows, his teacher for all four years. Fabulous guy!

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