Today Lexi attended her first Tae Kwon Do testing session. On Monday she will be receiving her new yellow belt from her instructor, Mr. Crawford. I unfortunately couldn't attend the testing with her, so I sent Scott with the camera to catch what he could of the experience.
Here Lexi and her fellow young white belts are performing their form, Chon-Ji.
And then, of course, there's the board breaking.
Scott and I are so incredibly proud of her. And more importantly, Lexi told me she is proud of herself. I don't know that I can express how hearing her say those words brings joy to my heart. As someone who, in adulthood, has found a great appreciation for how self confidence and self acceptance can come through the regular practice of physical pursuits (for me, yoga & cycling), I'm overjoyed that Lexi is starting to get a taste of those benefits at the youthful age of 9.