Last Wednesday was a very big night for our little ninja! He officially left Mighty Dragons and became a member of the youth program, which involves a lot more sparring:
The video of the belt testing says it all, though:
I am so grateful that he is part of a supportive, encouraging community. I'm grateful he is learning defense with as little violence as possible. He is learning respect and protection. And as he told the black belt panel, he is having fun.
And I did get in trouble for that woohoo. Apparently ninja moms aren't supposed to woohoo. Noted.