September 22, 2014

Black belt...and baby!

 The karate black belt test is comprised of many different aspects (written exam, physical test, history questions, speech, kata, making a kicking routine). 
Hannah has been taking classes here for 7 years now (she started when she was 6 years old).  She's been preparing for the past month, by doing 100 jumping jacks, 50 sit-ups and 25 push-ups daily.  She wrote a speech that she had to give (without reading from the paper, which was hard) to the group on Saturday. 
All done, it was almost 4 hours...but we enjoyed watching everyone being tested, seeing their weaknesses (yes, a few emotional moments) and (MANY) strengths.  It was beautiful.  Thank you to Sensei Scott and everyone else in the dojo who has helped Hannah in this journey. ♥
Also, Sunday (just yesterday) we got really wonderful news!  At 3:11am my sister gave birth to a baby boy!  Her husband delivered the baby at home, as everything happened pretty quickly. 


elizabeth said...

how wonderful about the black belt! what an achievement! :)

So exciting about M. and the baby!!! Can't wait to DV meet him :) <3

GretchenJoanna said...

Congratulations, Auntie!
I think it's great that Hannah has had the opportunity to learn such discipline and be in great physical shape.

Jennifer Bliss said...

Hi there! Drop me a note at jennifer s bliss at gmail - no spaces - you are the winner of the Apple Flavor!!!! Congrats!

Apseed I said...

Black belt!!! Wow!!! Congratulations!
And best wishes to little baby boy!

Raisa Jeromsky said...

Way to go Hannah!!Congratulations!I know how difficult the black belt test can be-you should be very proud of yourself.

The JeromskyFamily

Michelle M. said...

Congratulations to Hannah and your sister! Many years!