Congratulations…

Hello everybody!

I hope you guys are well.

Today’s post is very special because it’s for my wonderful husband who’s now an official BLACK BELT in JUDO.  He took the Kata test last Saturday with his sensei and passed.  Yesterday evening, he was presented with his black belt at their Judo club.  Congratulations my love!  You worked very hard and you definitely deserve this high honor.  Your love for learning, practicing, and teaching has enabled you to achieve great knowledge of this sport.  May you continue as safely as you can.

We’re very proud of you!

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My husband, Angel, and his Sensei Lloyd

http://www.gentlewaymasters.org/

Take good care all.

Until next time…

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JUDO

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.

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Olivia (in the white gi) maneuvering a way to take down her opponent/friend!

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Success!

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…

Happy Birthday to my luv!

Hello everybody!  I wanted to say a special HAPPY BIRTHDAY to my wonderful husband.  He’s also a blogger at workoutdrinkbemerry.wordpress.com.  He LOVES working out and training in Judo (brown belt) and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (blue belt), savoring different beers, wines, and liquors (and giving you his review on them), smoking a good cigar, and just being merry!  He’s my one and only and I hope all his wishes come true.  Until next time…

I gave him this six-pack beer carrier from etsy seller coldcreekbrewing…the beers weren’t included, I supplied those! 🙂  As soon as I saw this on etsy.com, I knew that he would love it.  Plus, it brings its own beer opener right on the handle!