It’s been 11 months since I first earned my blue belt and left my son in the dust, but he’s finally earned his new rank and he’s wearing it proudly. Friday night he didn’t even want to take it off, as if he were treating it like a new black belt (which tradition says you wear for 24 hours straight the first time you put it on).
Now he’ll be learning his next kata, Anaku. It didn’t change his focus in class much Saturday morning (the kid’s only 6, after all), but you can tell he loved the belt and the congratulations that came with it.
It looks good on ya, little bud. Keep up the good work!