Today we had our awards and advancement ceremony for the kids' TaeKwonDo class. Yay! They are ALL three yellow belts now! This is such a self-esteem booster for them. Joseph because he spent a year in TKD, previously, with NO advancement at all. Libby because it is really the first successful completion that she has had of anything and Caroline because it would really suck if your brother and sister advanced and you didn't.;)
First, each belt level did a demonstration of the skills they had learned.
Here are our White Belts doing their kicking drills.
After the group demonstration, the instructor picked a child out of the spectators to choose three white belts randomly to demonstrate the choke and grab release. Two of the three chosen were our girls.
After all of the belt levels did their demonstrations, the black belts broke a stack of concrete slabs.
Then it was time for awards!
Caroline receives her perfect attendance medal and her yellow belt.
Joseph's name is called (Look how excited he is!) and you can see Caroline in the background showing her stuff to Daddy. He also gets a perfect attendance medal and a yellow belt.
Libby's turn! Another Perfect Attendance Medal and a Yellow Belt!
And here are our new Yellow Belts