Last week was a Graduation at my son's Karate School. He's taking Tung Su Do (probably spelled that wrong) Here he is at the graduation, partnering with a Black Belt to show what he's got. You can see in second 13(the green belted one), my son and his practice partner laughing because my son won't 'tap out' LOL
From second 47 on over a half a minute, my son won't tap out or flinch at the nerve pressure his partner is trying to take him down with. The Sensei comes over and tells him to pull my guy over his shoulder and finally, my son goes down LOL
For the record, I'm told he's supposed to give in and not let the Black Belt look like he doesn't know what he's doing. Everyone is laughing so it's all in good fun.
He's now second level Brown Belt (4 Gup) and has six more months at this level. He's been taking classes for two years now. He's grown physically (he's now 6ft 2!) and emotionally throughout this time and I'm very proud of him. I don't know, frankly, what we all would have done as a family if he didn't have this great program.
As always--a thing to be thankful for.