I never did post these.
Back in early August, Nathaniel had his first testing week in Karate.
He got his first black stripe on his belt. They test every 5 weeks and I think it works out to be a new belt every 15 weeks.
We weren't sure what he was being tested on, so we drilled everything at home. Turns out, he didn't need to know the Star Block set yet and he was totally disappointed that he didn't have to show everyone that he knew it. I think he knew it better than the kids that were being tested on it. After class, he showed his instructor that he knew the Star Block. Since he did so great, he also got the "Great Effort" stripe for his belt.
Nathaniel didn't understand what the teacher said and keeps calling it his "F WORD STRIPE"