As soon as Habtamu got into karate class 3 weeks ago, he asked how to get a yellow belt. I said "Oh, honey, I think that's going to take awhile." But he persisted and I asked the instructor. Turns out the yellow belt is the easy one. You have to know the kicks (front, side, round-house, back), 1 form (20 steps), 3 - 3 steps (block, block, disable opponent) ... and that's about it. Oh, AND you break a board with your foot. Wait? What?
So, Habtamu and I took the test tonight, and well, here's the scoop:
Here are the white belts hopeful that they'll leave yellow belts.
And here we are, significantly sweatier (in my case) and holding our broken boards. Yes, I broke a board with my foot and it was awesome.
And here we are with our new bling...
And if you think Habtamu looks like he's gaining on me, height-wise, you'd be right. Yikes. He's a good 3" taller than 7 months ago. And his voice is starting to crack. Help me, Lord, I'm not ready for an adolescent male... I was just getting used to the boy-child.