Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Taekwondo Tuesdays

I enrolled Luke in Taekwondo again this week. He took Taekwondo last year, but didn't always want to participate, so we waited a few months before trying it again. His uniform has been hanging in his room and would ask about it from time-to-time. So when the sessions started back up this month I asked him if he thought he was really read to participate. He enthusiastically assured me he was!

I love Taekwondo for so many reasons. It's great reinforcement for all the lessons and virtues we're trying to teach him at home. Each week they earn "clips" on their belts for being respectful, cleaning their room, treating others the way they want to be treated and, of course, practicing is Taekwondo.

We have a chart on the fridge that we fill out each day showing that he mastered the skill or not. It's great motivation for Luke to make right choices and be rewarded at the end of the week.

Check him out in his uniform! He had a great time learning a back-hand punch and practicing balance and coordination as he jumped over the pads on the floor.

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