Friday, May 23, 2008

Roscoe Goes Green

Roscoe and his instructors. Think it's time for Mom to spring for a new uniform and get rid of those capris?

A few months ago, Roscoe transitioned from the kids' class at karate to the adult/teen class. It turned out to be quite a jump. Since the kids learn watered-down versions of all the forms, Roscoe had to learn a lot of additional steps just to catch up to his current belt. (For those of you unfamiliar, a form is a memorized series of defensive and offensive movements performed in series--karate's version of dance.) He had moments of frustration at his lack of advancement and even threatened to quit. But instead he started taking the initiative to ask his instructors to show him the next step or two of his form after each class.

Last night he finally promoted from blue to green--and this is a full-on, bona fide adult green. It's a great accomplishment, and we can see Roscoe benfitting from his work on concentration, memory, focus, and body control.


  1. The good news is, he won't grow that much more... or will he?
    He looks very proud and happy in that picture

  2. Congratulations, Roscoe! Looks very impressive.

    And I love love love the new banner. Did you pay to have it done?

  3. Congrats to Roscoe. Nice to overcome adversity. Things cheaply gained are things not valued and easily discarded.

  4. Whoa....hold on....just to clarify. Unless those things are cherries plucked from a dumpster, or involve a major score at a garage sale or something...Some Sony speakers and a $5 Husquevarna chainsaw come to mind.

  5. Go Roscoe! What an accomplishment.