J started Tae Kwon Do classes yesterday morning. After completing his first class, he was awarded his white belt, seen around his waist in this photo of him demonstrating some of the moves he learned during his first session. He's extremely excited about this new venture, much more so than I expected. (Martial Arts classes was actually Zoo Boy's idea, but then he backed out at the last minute with a polite "no thank you".) And the instructor is excited to have such an enthusiastic participant in her class. In addition to learning blocks, kicks, and punches, he's going to be learning a lot of Korean words and history. So it's a pretty cool activity all around.
Just so happens that yesterday afternoon the martial arts school J is going to was holding a demonstration at a local event, so I took J up there to watch. He thoroughly enjoyed it and is looking forward to being able to participate in future demonstrations.
5-7 year mission preview, realized
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