This past week we celebrated our last training sessions of 2018 by recognizing an outstanding karate student from each of our classes. Our Kids Kyokushin award winner, Timothy, is a shining example of a strong and joyful work ethic. He smiles at the mention of burpees and is always asking for ways to make drills more challenging.
Several weeks ago, on his own accord, Timothy asked to join the Teen Class. While this group is reserved for those entering 5th-11th Grade, we allowed Timothy to join even though he's only in 4th Grade! Why?! There are a few reasons, but essentially the approval was based on Sensei Bob's belief that you should never deny someone looking for a greater challenge.
Tim, thank you for being an example of a young student who is always looking to make training challenging and fun. Students like YOU make a dojo so, so strong!