We have a Little Ninja in our home now!
Everyone is asking us why we chose to have her start Karate lessons instead of dance lessons. Well, there were a lot of reasons. First, this is a 6 week class so, we will see how she does in a class like this in a short time. Second, this class is really all about learning to control her focus. And learn to listen and follow directions.
In the first class they learned 3 “Listening Positions”
- Listening position #1 is sitting with your ankles crossed and hands on your knees
- Listening position #2 is kneeling on one knee with both hands of the raised knee
- Listening position #3 is standing straight up, feet together and hands straight down at your sides.
The princess is always moving. The first class was cracking Troy and I up because she was trying to do position “#3” while jumping up and down like a deranged Ninja Tigger! But, we practiced all week at home and by the 2nd class she could stand stock still which was amazing for her!
The 2nd class they learned to work with a partner and the “focusing lessons” which included:
- “Focus with your eyes”
- “Focus with your mind”
- “Focus with your body”
So, we decided that learning all these skills will help her in future classes for other activities.
After only two classes she was able to focus more and not be in her own little world.
After the 6 classes are up, we will see how she feels about continuing. And Troy and I will decide if we think it will continue to be good for her and something she will enjoy.
We have decided that we really want her to try as many physical activities that she is interested in as long as it is feasible for us. But, the rule is: If you commit to an activity, you have to finish out that class. Afterward if she didn’t like it, she doesn’t have to continue to the next level.
So far, she is really enjoying this Little Ninja class and looks forward to our practice time each night.