Hi everybody! It’s me – Phoenix Slobodian.
I’m back on the blog!
Nana came to get me yesterday and I’m spending the weekend with Papak and Nana. Nana has to work today so Papak and I are having a guys’ day together. We’re going on the roof to hang Christmas lights ( I love going on the roof because I can see so much but people passing by wonder why a little kid is up there!)
I want to talk about karate today.
I started taking karate lessons in September because I always wanted to become more flexible and learn how to defend myself. My favourite part of karate is when I get to kick big, red bags. I showed Nana how high I can side kick and she told me it’s definitely getting higher…
….and I also showed Nana how far down I can get with the splits.
I can also do a pretty high front kick. Nana calls it a front kick – I think that’s a gymnastics term – I call it a “swing my leg up” kick. I go to karate lessons twice a week. I think I’m getting better. My punches are getting stronger and my kicks are getting higher.
Karate is fun but not funny. It’s actually a very serious sport and my teacher told me I only use it when I have to – like if someone is attacking me and I have to defend myself. I’m working on getting my yellow belt and maybe I’ll even get two belts this year.
Feet together, arms at your side and bow – that’s how I end every class. The teacher says, “kennaie” – That means “bow”.
“Kennaie” to you!