Friday, August 22, 2008

Karate Kid

Tobie has turned into our little karate kid. He is really starting to focus more and finally progressing. Shortly after his birthday he had his first stripe test, the test before trying for his yellow belt. We were really nervous for him and his teacher even put off the test once saying he wasn't focused enough. But as you can see the black stripes on his white belt, he studied and focused and was able to pass his test.
He is also a little goal setter. We went to one tournament a few months ago and we didn't know what to expect from it, and it showed. Tobie just got a star for participation and no medals. After that he set a goal for himself that he would get a medal next time. He worked hard and this is the reward for his efforts. He got second place in one event and third in another. We were so proud of him, especially at the fact that he set his own goal and was able to achieve it. Way to go Tobie!!!


Maureen said...

I've thought about putting Zane in karate. Tobbie looks very cool.

Chelle said...

That is so awesome and I bet he was really excited about that. He's looking good!