Jared was scheduled for testing to obtain his 3rd black stripe toward his Junior Black Belt testing this Saturday but he is scheduled to go away to camp. However, he had class tonight and I wanted him to attend even if he had to reschedule, but when we arrived, the instructors stated they were implementing something new via him testing “on the spot”.
I instantly thought of scripture of course via “be ye ready”…. I am telling…. I find God in everything! LOL It works some people’s nerves but they will live! Ha!
Nonetheless, it took my son by storm and he looked my way and I acted as if I didnt see him because for the first time, he was actually nervous! He is 9 years old and has been taking Taekwondo since he was 4 and has NEVER been nervous taking any test, sparring or learning new moves while the Grand Master Instructors were there. However, this era is a new day! God is always doing a new thing and shifting in the wind, so if you want what He has then you have to just flow with HIS wind and dont worry about anything else.
Nonetheless, he passed all 3 of his patterns and he passed his sparring patterns as well. Whew thank you Lord because he did mess up about 3 times and then wiped his forehead like 10 times.
He was making me nervous and then 1 of the Grand Master Instructors gave him a pep talk and reminded Jared that he indeed knew the pattern. Jared just calm down, take your time and focus on only what you are suppose to be doing.
Now although what he was telling Jared to do made perfect sense seriously but the class was soo huge and there were 4 other corners of the center with other students screaming and punching, doing kicks, drills etc. Nonetheless, they advised him that even in real life situations when the atmsophere is crazy and hectic that is it he, that will have to learn how to pull his ownself in.
He cant depend on friends, teachers, instructors, family and especially his mom because as he gets older, there will be more situations that he will indeed be by himself. ( school )
Glad that he passed and I am also proud of how his instructors as well as these situations that God allows to happen cross over into things that he can connect with with great understanding. His class is mixed with adults and kids his age because the martial arts center do not focus on age unless they are under 5.
However, whatever you are able to grasp, understand and perform will promote you to your belt level no matter the age. With this process, their is always at least 3 to Taekwondo Instructors on hand and 5 Junior Black Belts to assist with the individuals with lower belt grades. Gosh, I wish that I would have taken this up when my son did 5 years ago because I am sure that I would really love it.
So maybe besides going to the gym, this could be an alternative for me. Who knows if it better or not and do I really want to find out is the main question. The things that my son is already participating in as well as the things that I need to do for myself, I just dont see how it could even fit into OUR SCHEDULE.
However, my son would so love for us to do something together “in this setting” and there is nothing like family right! Lol…we shall see sooner than later, I give myself until Feb 2012 and if I do not make any moves by then… LOL
Okay, we just got home and I have already washed a load of clothes and waiting for them to dry and it is 9:27 eastern standard time and I still have to complete my son’s bag via him leaving for Christian Camp tomorrow. #Goodnite and #Godbless