Saturday, February 2, 2008

ATA Battle Of the Belts

Today's Tournament was fun. The way our small school is run, White and Orange Belts are in a class together and rotate through Songham 1, 2 and 3. Then at Yellow Belt, they are all in the "high ranks" class and rotate through the rest of the forms. Ted is doing In Wha II, a pretty advanced form. When his judge said "Joombe" (get ready) and he got into his In Wha position, I could see the judges quickly scan his paperwork, surprised he wasn't doing Songham 3. Hee. He did very well, especially since his helper helped without a word. He's used to the instructor shouting out the commands too. But he did great! Their trophies are so funny; they are bobbleheads! The picture is blurry but you get the idea. Every time there is a Tournament or a testing, I am always so happy that Ted is doing this. It's so encouraging and empowering for the kids. There is absolutely NO undue stress on the little kids, and that makes it so much fun for them. And the trophies rock too! More pics on moeltini.

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