Hello everybody! I hope you guys are well. Every Saturday, my husband takes our daughter, Olivia, to judo training. It’s their special time to bond, exercise, and learn the sport of judo. She also gets to socialize with other children who have become her friends. At first, we had an issue with the gi (judo attire) because Olivia wasn’t comfortable in it. She felt it was too big, but it was her size. I believe she wasn’t used to the heaviness and texture of the gi, but with time and the realization that everyone else was wearing it, she got used to it. Nowadays, she can’t wait until it’s time to go to judo. During their last session, my husband informed me that she did great. Her best day so far regarding exercising and practicing techniques. Occasionally, my husband would stop and record or take pictures of her.
Olivia (in the white gi) maneuvering a way to take down her opponent/friend!
Olivia is definitely a brave little girl and I tell her that every single chance that I get. We encourage her to try new things and we let her know that she can do whatever she wants. Children love to hear that they did a great job and that they’re the best. It definitely makes their self-esteem sky-rocket and I want my daughter to know that she can pursue whatever career her heart desires. I want to instill in her heart and mind that it’s ok to fail, but never give up. Like in judo, you learn discipline and counter moves that will help you come out the winner. You also learn how to defend yourself. I want all these things for my daughter and then some. Remember everyone, we are our children’s first teachers.
Take good care all.
Until next time…