So this is pretty exciting. Emmett will be in a martial arts tournament tomorrow morning up in Akron. Every year at the end of the school year, the school invites the kids to participate in a martial arts tournament. In previous years, the tournament was held in Columbus, Ohio and that was a bit too far away for our guys. This year it’s in Akron and only about a thirty minute drive.
Emmett was all over this when it was announced but Elliott wants nothing to do with it and that’s totally okay.
Over the past few weeks, Emmett’s been working very hard to prepare for this event, including practicing with weapons. He’s really excited about that part because he gets to demonstrate how they are used. ☺
Martial Arts is at the core of our school and is truly an awesome way to help these kids learn valuable life lesson. The kids learn to control their bodies, take responsibility for their actions, respect their parents, teachers, themselves and each other. They also do a great deal with anti-bullying as well. They gain confidence and a sense of pride. It’s quite positive and we totally support our kids involvement.
I wonder what our country’s school would be like if they all included this in their curriculum?