Saturday, July 19, 2008
The Beginning of The End
Here's Holli holding her lumber...she was splitting wood at karate class the other night. As part of her black belt testing requirements, she needs to break three boards using three different techniques. She broke 'em! Now next week it will be Olivia's turn! Then next week the girls plan to do their 66-move Kata that they need to perform for part of their testing. In two weeks they need to spar for 5 minutes with 5 different black belts (I get to spar them:) ) each rotating in for a minute each. The following week they will be tested on their strikes, blocks, kicks, and escapes. They are required to know 81+ moves (there are some new moves now that have been added to the list of formerly 81 moves) and will be randomly tested on about 8... Then they have to hand in an essay and then they will have completed their requirements and, if they passed all these areas, they will be black belts by mid-August! They're pretty excited!!!