Ephraim and Silas began studying karate at a local dojo back in September 2008. Their motivation was that our neighbor's son was taking lessons. Silas has recently retired. The glamour wore off for him quickly. But Ephraim continues to enjoy it.
A couple of weeks ago he tested for his first belt advancement and passed! This morning we attended his belt ceremony where he was awarded "advanced white belt." The youngest in his grading class (and definitely the smallest) we were proud of him and he announced to us that he was proud of himself too!