Cool. Nice looking kiddies too. Are they learning martial arts as well?
__________________ If ye love wealth better than liberty, the tranquility of servitude better than the animating contest of freedom, go home from us in peace. We ask not your counsels or arms. Crouch down and lick the hands which feed you. May your chains set lightly upon you, and may posterity forget that ye were our countrymen. ― Samuel Adams
My son Noah(7), has been doing judo for 8months. It's too early for him to be hitting and kicking others, although he knowws how. I think judo is the best place for young-uns to start.
Hannah is 5, she's into dance and singing!!
Our school is informal. It wasn't really a test per say, but a right of passage that had to be to receive the rank.
I survived, so I passed,lol.
I have taught goju for several years. When a student is ready for their next rank you will know it. I simply gave students their next rank when they were ready. The 'testing' is in the everyday dedication to training and learning.
I understand how some martial arts schools do business though. They give little Johnny Firecracker a test every few months with the flavor of the month belt and a hefty "testing fee" lol.There are no testing fees and it isn't a commercial school.
That's why you see soke's and grandmasters on every corner, not to mention 25yr old 5th and 6th dans,lol.
true that brian.. i have seen some of those 25yrd 5 dans. judo is a cool art that i always wanted to learn more of. i took Brazilian jujitsu, goju and learned a lot of second hand kung fu from a friend that i spared with a lot. pretty much just taking fundamentals with me that i use all the time. as well i slowly teach my 4 year daughter things all the time. just falling correctly and some wrist breaks for the past couple of years.