Little Ninjas

7 Feb

It was a simple beginning.  It was the Christmas program at 1 Amazing Place.  My four-year-old grandson had practiced his songs.  The teachers said that he was in good voice throughout the practices.  Sadly, the teachers neglected to tell him that the auditorium would be filled with loving parents on the night of the performance.  He had a big smile as he entered the auditorium but then the tears began to well up in his eyes as he saw the audience.  He stayed with the other four-year-olds as he fought the tears.  I’m not sure how much singing was accomplished, but ample praise was heaped on his shoulders for simply surviving the program.

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Perhaps my grandson needed a self-confidence booster.

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Little Ninjas seemed like an answer.  The program concentrated on

  • Focus
  • Teamwork
  • Control
  • Discipline
  • Memory
  • Balance
  • Fitness
  • Coordination

My grandson enrolled in the program.  He loved it.

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It was wonderful to watch his development.

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Master Paxton is an excellent teacher who possesses the patience of Job.

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When it was time for Christmas program the following year there were no tears.

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Last week he graduated from Little Ninjas and is now enrolled in the beginning adult class.

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Frankly, I hope he stays with it.  This could indeed become a lifetime activity and much more beneficial than the team sports pushed throughout elementary and secondary education today or the activities taught in physical education classes.

References

MarketMuscles.com. (2016, May 17). Findlay Martial Arts Academy. Retrieved from Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/FindlayMartialArts/photos/basw.Abp3cCdK0qum5G56lTgnOW6EB8i-R161h4vLVP8gdHeaYJykvuTdNCasmY7rLjtLHc2y3h4x0i967CgCo0sW-zKgbf6YYMQN97gaRCPFnobnGCowCoeHjTtXAncNVr9QHzhWZw4XPe-nGFI9CVSdkqhf03pWAdN-ybdv6oY42bnhriEPgW7kSZ-el7SbYP7yIaM.116

Szkudlarek, K. (2014). Sawyer – Karate.

Szkudlarek, K. (2015). Sawyer – Karate.

Szkudlarek, K. (2016). Sawyer – Karate.

Szkudlarek, K. (2017). Sawyer – Karate.

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