J started Karate this September, for the first time. He is still a white belt (beginning level) but should move up to orange belt soon. One of the requirements for moving up is participating in a sparring tournament, which he did this weekend. He did really well for his first time, and won a second place trophy. He was so excited, and we are all so proud of him!
Here he is during his event. He is the one in the white helmet and red gloves. The boys wear protective gear and they only tag their partners, no hard kicks or hits allowed, it's all in fun.
And here he is with his trophy!