Yesterday, Austin and I drove to Winnipeg for Austin to test for his poom (junior black) belt. He seemed pretty calm on the drive in. His only concern was being asked to do more knuckle push-ups than he was able to do.
He got called up twice with his group. They asked him to perform kicks and patterns, to kick targets, do step sparring and controlled sparring.
He also got to break a board, with the kick of his choice. He chose axe kick and broke it on his first try!
And guess what? They never asked his group to do knuckle push-ups! He was so relieved and happy about this!
Here he is getting his new belt.
And standing with the other three new pooms:
They took a group photo of all the black and poom belts present:
And we got a few other shots, too. Here we are together:
Here's Austin with our instructor, Master Allison Braun (she tested for her fifth Dan yesterday):
And with Master Lea:
And because I was so proud of Austin and the hard work he's put into this, I made him a card to let him know:
I used Papertrey Ink cardstock (soft stone, pure poppy, stamper's select white), stamps (wonderful words, grunge me and boy basics: game on) and dies (wonderful words).
Thanks for looking!