Anyway, it just so happens that my friend and personal trainer at the Y is really into karate herself. I talked to her about it and ended up taking The Son to the karate place (gym?) where she goes. Well, my first surprise was that karate is expensive! Really expensive. Overall, I was pretty happy with it though and after checking out one other karate gym in the area, that we didn't like as much, we decided to enroll.
The Son goes twice a week for about a half an hour at a time. All the "Little Dragons" in his group are between the ages of 4 and 6 and they are so stinking cute! There are six different times during the week that he can attend so that makes it really flexible and I love that.
The Son is a very bright boy, he can read a lot (for a four-year-old at least) knows the 50 states and has known his numbers since he was 16 months old. BUT, he has never been a kid who's especially coordinated, he walked really late, he still has trouble pedaling his bike, he falls down a lot. I don't know where he gets that because I have always been grace personified! NOT! ha ha ha ha! His "writing skills", if you can even call them "skills", are horrible! So, needless to say, he's not very good at karate...yet. He's cute though, he tries really hard and he's happy as heck when he's wearing that uniform and taking the class, so I guess that's all that really matters. I'm posting some pictures below. Don't be too scared now of his ferocious karate chops, stretches and kicks!
Now most of the time during the class, I'm watching The Son but to the other Ladies out there, you'll notice that the karate teacher, isn't exactly too difficult to watch during the class either...that was certainly a plus when signing up. wink. wink.