Beginner’s Karate Oadby
Today’s karate session was an eye opener for all our beginner karate students and me as well.
For the preceding weeks we have been concentrating on getting everyone ready for our Karate Belt Grading.
We only put forward students who we think will be good enough to pass, and if not, then they will have to wait for the next grading or when they are ready.
The Grading went well, and the parents and students went away really happy.
After the Karate Grading’s we usually do different things
in the Kids karate class to keep the students enthusiasm moving forward, and to develop new techniques.
Last week we did a Martial Arts circuit session in all the karate classes which all the students really enjoyed.
I mentioned to the students we would be trying board breaking the following week.
The students were excited, some had tried it before and not been able to break the board.
We don’t make things easy, if the Karate Technique is good then they will break the board, we don’t have boards that are easy to break.
The first student came up to the board and did the 3 practice
moves, then they had three attempts to break it…. One by one all the students stepped up to have their go, some were nervous, some were buzzing, but no one could break the board.
Then the last student stepped up, and for the last few weeks
I had noticed his enthusiasm wasn’t as it should be for the class.
He did his 3 practice kicks, did his first kick which broke the board, all the students clapped his efforts and he looked at me with a look of surprise an astonishment. He did really well.
He walked out with is head held high and his enthusiasm and excitement pouring out his body. All the other students were really excited and happy for him too.
I was really pleased for him and also explained to the other students that when you achieve something at our club, it really means something because you have earned it.
From Karate Beginner to Karate Black Belt, all the students below are Karate Students who started as Beginners and achieved a Whitetiger Black Belt