Tonight was the boys' sensei's last class. Sensei Mallon is moving back to the States in May. He scheduled a competitive tournament for the kids and here are the photos and video. Just to warn you, the video is 16 minutes long, but well worth the viewing time!
Photos of their kata:
The judges scoring the katas:
Getting ready to spar:
Will on the attack:
The "older kids" class (the younger kids class is an hour earlier... this split was made earlier this year, it used to be one big chaotic class.)
Last night, our neighbors, the Cruzes, babysat the boys while Rodney took me out for date night. We had dessert first, followed by steak at a nearby Japanese steakhouse (the beef they serve is raised in the Yamaguchi prefecture Iwakuni is in) and then we went to the movies. It was a lot of fun. :) I gave Rodney a month and half to plan something and he did well. My hair and makeup was professionally done... I'll talk about that more in future posts! :)
Rodney can't drink alcohol off base, so we toasted to a good date with coffee and iced tea.
Then we headed to Kin-nan Steakhouse for a 5-course meal.
|Information about the restaurant|
|Really tasty buttered roll|
|My meal... except I had to trade steaks with Rodney because his wasn't cooked enough for him. Mine was much more tender. :(|
|A second dessert! :)|