Saturday, November 20, 2010
SO proud of our kiddies! They worked really hard and last Saturday earned their Black Belts.
Their testing had several parts (as it does at each belt level). There is sparring, breaking of boards, and their forms. The forms are a series of moves and blocks that are done in a certain order. At this level they have learned many many forms and are expected to do them in perfect sync with one another. They don't do this to music and aren't to look at each other, so to stay together they have to synchronize their breathing. This means they must listen carefully and be aware of one another throughout the whole form.
As exciting as the breaking and sparring are it is watching our children do the forms together that really moves me. When they move together they have to listen to and for each other. They may have to slow down or speed up their movements so they can be in perfect sync..and it is a beautiful thing to see.
This is really what we are to be doing together in our daily walk. Listening to one another. Preferring to one another. Adjusting to one another...traveling this journey toward Home in one accord.
"May the God who gives endurance and encouragement give you the same attitude of mind toward each other that Christ Jesus had, so that with one mind and one voice you may glorify the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ. " Romans 15:5-6~