I do not know much about karate. Neither does Mike. Nina's karate lessons have enlightened us to many of the misconceptions the outside world has of karate. Namely pronunciations.
For starters...it's ka-rah-tay, not kur-awwww-tee.
and it's kee-ya...not hi-yah! has anyone let Jackie Chan in on this?
Consider yourself warned.
After a mere 5 weeks in karate, Nina was invited to test for her yellow belt. She passed. I held tears back because I can't seem to attend a child's event (from the ridiculous to the seriously important) without crying. I did not bring my camera so I made do with the iPhone.
on the way home..
me: so Nina how long do you think you will do karate? Think you will stick with it till you get a black belt?
Nina: oh Mom, karate will be with me for the rest of my life. I will do it forever.