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Taekwondo, Continued

A quick look at Nyan’s taekwondo actions in February.

First and foremost, most importantly: a new belt! Blue-tip.

He continues to enjoy the sparring part of taekwondo lessons. It’s more than just hitting each other though. There’s a lot of running and push-ups too.

And finally, various poses in his uniform:

 
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Posted by on March 15, 2019 in Uncategorized

 

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A Visit to Decathlon

Decathlon is a sporting-goods chain store. Wide range of stuff, decent quality overall, good prices. This year they opened up a new “lab” store where you can basically try out everything. We decided to make a little trip out of it.

The personal trampoline was a good workout:

The bouncy ball was a lot of fun:

He worked on his sit-ups: 

And on his hula-hooping:

He also spent a good deal of time working on his skateboarding skills. He has a ways to go, but he’s out there trying!

 
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Posted by on March 7, 2019 in Uncategorized

 

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Uncle Jeff, Taekwondo and More

We got a visit from Uncle Jeff for a few days in January. Always good to see him.

(That one photo is Nyan measuring his height against Jeff, so we can compare the next time we see Jeff.)

Nyan continues his taekwondo, including sparring:

He had another grading session in late January, which — if he passed — would mean another level up.

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Did he make it? Tune in next time!

Finally, here’s a brief selection of some of the art and drawing that our boy got up to in January.

 
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Posted by on February 5, 2019 in Uncategorized

 

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Soccer and Taekwondo

Nyan’s still taking part in soccer practice, pretty much every Saturday late afternoon. It’s always a sunny, humid, sweaty mess, and it’s always a fun time.

Here he is at practice in early December:

Soccer practice isn’t just about kicking the ball. There’s also sprint races:

And drills to try to score past the goalie. He didn’t quite make it here, but he tried!

Then there’s taekwondo, every Thursday for two hours. There’s stretching and fun-and-games:

But the real fun is in sparring:

He’s getting better by the week!

We close with a few stills from sparring practice:

 
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Posted by on January 8, 2019 in Uncategorized

 

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Taekwondo: Green Belt!

Our boy keeps insisting he doesn’t want to do taekwondo any more. But it’s a half-hearted plea, and we think motivated much more by feeling a little too lazy to go to class, than by any real objection. And sure enough, once he gets to class, he always has a blast.

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In early November, he qualified for the next round of grading, which if he passed would get him a green belt.

And — as you already know from the title of this post — he passed! So a couple weeks later, we got the new-belt ceremony in class.

Now that he’s a green belt, he gets to do sparring, which is a separate one-hour class held just before his regular one-hour taekwondo class. Sparring involves kicking and hitting a fellow student — properly padded, of course — and other fun activities.

So yeah, we expect Nyan will continue to whine about taekwondo, and we’ll continue to take him, and he’ll continue to have a great time. Circle of life.

 
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Posted by on December 12, 2018 in Uncategorized

 

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Return to the Skatepark

We’ve been to the skatepark a few times, as you’ve seen. Is Nyan learning how to skate? You be the judge:

At least he’s being a good sport with Jonnie, his surrogate younger brother:

Oh well. He has fun, and he gets to hang with Jayden, and sometimes even get a hot chocolate from the Starbucks across the street.

 
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Posted by on November 3, 2018 in Uncategorized

 

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Outdoor Fun

July – a.k.a. the peak of summer – is the perfect time to play outside. (Okay, we live in Singapore, so every month is the right time to play outside. But still.)

Check out Nyan’s ever-improving swimming (and jumping) skills:

And his being-thrown skills:

Fun on the soccer field:

July 2018 was, of course, World Cup time, so Nyan and some of the other kids from around the condo complex started playing “World Cup” each evening. Basically three-on-three soccer. It was a little chaotic.

Here are the kids, waiting for the others to show up.

I know we said this post was about outdoor fun, but let’s look at a little taekwondo while we’re here.

Stretching at the start of class:

And taking part in one of the occasional ball-throwing games:

Fun!

 
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Posted by on August 24, 2018 in Uncategorized

 

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