I don't know if some of you may have seen Good Morning America this morning?
They had this small segment on kids learning how to competitive fight.
I am here this morning to say...
OK, seriosuly....Kody and Kolin train too. But...there is a major difference.
The show this morning, in my opinion, was grossly represented. OK, it was awful.
Kids fighting WITHOUT safety protection, parents video taping this?
Not in this home...no way, no how.
You'd have to be insane to even consider not having your child wear the very best safety protection, fitted by an instructor who knows 200% how to fit for the ultimate in protection.
Good Lord, Karl and I were cringing the whole 5 minutes that segment was on, it was that bad.
Also..my boys are not being taught to fight/pick on or bully any other kids.
Ummm..no, they would be kicked out on their keesters if the thought ever crossed their minds.
They are taught to respect the knowledge that they are given.
They are taught to walk away, if possible.
They are taught to defend themselves against potential molesters/pediphials/kidnappers/adults who may get their kicks by hurting children.
They are taught safety.
They are taught control.
Nobody at their martial arts/combat fighting school has ever gotten hurt, nor gotten angry with each other. They are a family.
If, by chance, you find a school to enroll your children, to teach them how to defend themselves against the "bad people" and that school is anything like what was on TV this morning, do me and yourself a favor...
Get the heck out of there fast. Don't walk, do run.
I'm leaving you with some pic's I took yesterday. These are the boys new and improved, full face, sparring helmets and after seeing what was on GMA this morning...these pic's couldn't have come at a better time.
This next photo was posed. Normally they would be wearing hand, feet and sometimes chest pads. I took these quickly as we were walking out the door for class.
OK..off the ole' soapbox.
Good news..."Broccoli Boy" is no more.
He's looking mighty sharp in his new spikey haircut, and so is his little brother, SPike Jr.
In about 2 1/2 weeks broccoli boy will return and we'll be doing this all over again. :0)
OK, gotta run. It's Kolin's field day today, which means I get to go watch him play all afternoon. It also means that the end of the school year is quickly approaching.
Dang...that went fast!
Have a really awesome day today!!