Monday, May 18, 2009

Black Belt Testing

Brandon tested for his Black Belt on Saturday after just over 3 years of hard work. Did he get it?
First he does his form for judging.

Some self defense.

Awesome instructors.

Some fighting. Mine is the guy on top.

Some more fighting. This shot was seconds before the kid couldn't pull back quick enough to make contact with Brandon's face. They aren't supposed to make "real" contact during testing.

Brandon checking for blood.

One proud papa.

More sparing. Brandon is sparing our current Georgia State Champion. They have a thing about beating each other up. Brandon has to be careful though because the champ is a 2nd degree black belt.

I can say I knew her when. Ms. Katherine has been approved by Food Network to be on a Food Network Cake Decorating Challenge. You know, one of the best shows on TV!!!!

Some board breaking. They broke plastic and wood boards.

Testing is over. It's decision time. He is finding out if he is promoted to 1st degree black belt.

And here he is, my little black belt!!!!!!!!!!!! Hurray!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

What a cool day it was!
My teenager was promoted to decided brown belt and Amber was promoted to red belt. A great day.
My anniversary was awesome! We went out with friends and didn't get home until midnight. First we were at an Irish Pub that was just awesome and then an English Pub. We laughed all night. So much fun.


Anonymous said...

Hello! :)

Faye said...

Tell Brandon I am so proud of him.He is a handsome young man!hope you have a great day! Blessings, Faye

ocean mommy said...

WAY TO GO!!!! That is just incredible!!!