Emil went for his karate grading on Sunday, his third since he started learning the martial arts back in December 2008. The grading was decentralised unlike the previous two, so it was held at the dojo, karateworks at Bandar Seri Putra.
Long story short, he passed and moved from green to blue. The examiners pointed out areas that he needs to work on further, especially on the weak stances.
I always believe that learning martial arts is a good thing. More often than not, most people fear that by learning martial arts, we are teaching our kids the violent ways. The truth is, there is more to karate, or any other martial arts for that matter, than kicks and punches. Most importantly, it teaches the kids about restrain. And also about being humble.