Since Mike first got back home we have been talking with Holden about what he would like to get involved in. Nora has been in Dance for over a year now and we wanted to find something for him as well. It's hard to find something for 4 yr olds to get involved in besides dance and gymnastics. Also because of time restraints, i needed it to be something close to the house. Thankfully there is a Tae Kwon Do school close by so the boys went to visit and see if it was something that Holden would be interested in doing. Holden liked it and calls it "ninja school".
Mike took him to an initial private meeting where you talk with the instructor about what TKD is all about and they have a mini lesson. Afterwards, when my two boys (meaning Daddy and Holden) they had huge smiles on their faces and Holden was carrying a white outfit, called a gi. So it was safe to assume all went well and we were now signed up for TKD :)
Holden is the youngest by about 2 years in most of his classes and as you can tell in the pictures, there are adults in his classes too. There is a younger class available but the teacher seems to think that Holden is mature enough to be in the older class. I do think he seems lost sometimes... as we are still trying to decipher our left from right... but we can also see that he has made some huge strides in just his first month. He walked into the class quiet and scared but now he is much more confident, speaking confidently and loudly and the moves he has picked up he does with great precision. The Teacher noticed immediately that Holden is very technical and precise. Whereas some of the other boys just go at it with abandon and don't really care if what they are doing is perfect, Holden does a LOT of watching and studying (and standing still) until he has it figured out.
Mike and I are really proud of him.
getting his belt after his first class
Here's a few videos of his first few classes