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Thursday, May 19, 2011

His First Aikido Test


The boy is having his first 8th kyu Aikido Test end of this month.   He is quite excited about it and even drew out the steps on his own initiative, without being told.  I first signed him up for the unlimited classes package but we barely made it there twice a week due to time constraint so now he goes there once a week instead.

I am happy to see that he is slowly showing interest in the martial art after 5 months.  At some time during the earlier stage, he found having to practise the same steps repetitively dull and boring but this is what Aikido is about, its technique is very subtle and usually requires long time of practice until you get it right.  Unlike Taekwando that practises on strikes and kicks, Aikido practises more on twirling and twisting and as it progresses, the use of weapons like sword and staff.

Other than his Aikido lessons, he has his Robotics and Hanyu Pinyin classes at his school every Saturday and Sundays are his only rest day but not for long as I intend to send him back to Sunday school in the neighbourhood but the mommy has to complete the induction and buddishm course (4 sessions of 3 hours each) before he will be accepted.

On another note, I got this from my boy few days before Mother's Day, a tad backdated but I want this recorded in the blog.

Awww..  Sweet..

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9 Comments:

Blogger Sheoh Yan said...

Kids nowadays are busy at not only school work, but extra activities also. Reading Ian's life, making me thinking of my girl's life too. My April made the same photo frame for me at school.

May 19, 2011 at 10:34 AM  
Blogger Mommy to Chumsy said...

well done Ian :) glad to know he is enjoying Aikido. my hubby wants to sign up ashley for judo class later and then proceed to jujitsu *yikes*

May 19, 2011 at 10:36 AM  
Blogger Hayley said...

So sweet... especially the 'you are the best mum in the world'...
Good luck in your test, Ian!

May 19, 2011 at 10:46 AM  
Blogger Small Kucing said...

how sweet :D . He is really hardworking. Draw all the stick figures to learn the step. Hope he pass

May 19, 2011 at 1:23 PM  
Blogger Yvonne said...

Initially I thought Aikido test was a written exam, based on the picture Ian drew. Haha.... then I realised he was being excited before the exam :D

All the best to Ian!

May 19, 2011 at 2:06 PM  
Blogger Annie Q said...

hahahha..he is cute! Finally get to meet him last Sunday. :)

Can see his excitment! Good luck Ian.

Wow..sweet sweet card from Ian.

May 19, 2011 at 2:13 PM  
Blogger Health Freak Mommy said...

Never heard of Aikido before. Good job to Ian :)

May 19, 2011 at 3:27 PM  
OpenID suituapui said...

So sweet, your son... Good boy! What plans for the coming hols?

May 19, 2011 at 8:54 PM  
Blogger eng eng said...

'The Best Mom in the World'... Sweet...

May 20, 2011 at 10:46 AM  

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