Mr. Connors recently said in his renewal meeting that he “likes karate so much”, that he wants to come in and practice more. And so he did just that.
Friday afternoon, with no lesson and no group scheduled, he came in and trained all by himself. With due respect and courtesy, he asked for permission. He doubled checked to make sure he would not be interrupting the lesson in the other half of the room. Then he got down to business. He ran back and forth to get his heart pumping. He did his jumping jacks, push ups, and crunches. He got out his manual and went through his forms and techniques. He finished up with 5 strikes on BOB.
“In all my time here, I have never seen a Junior student this young come in and train on their own. Sometimes they will get here early and practice a little before their group or lesson, but never on their day off. This is a first, and I am impressed!” – Mrs. Barnette
“It is so nice to see him feel confidant enough to challenge himself and improve on the skills you all have been training him in. Thank you all for creating an environment that is fostering this in him.” – Mr. Scott Connors (Dad)
Did I mention Mr. Connors is 9?
So there it is A.K.E.A. students. A 9-year-old is showing you what a warrior looks like. Does that inspire you to come in this week and train on your own too? We hope so!