Monday, November 24, 2014

Karate Lessons

Sometime last year, a local Karate school went to Colin's daycare on a day he wasn't in public school and did a Karate lesson with his class (they still do this 2x a month).  He had talked a lot about it then and so the thought had crossed my mind to sign him up for lessons but I never followed through.  This year when the behavior issues associated with school started, the idea came into my head again and so we called and set up a trial lesson with Master Dave.  Chris took him to the first lesson and he LOVED it.  
 
 


 
 
Because the lesson went so well, we decided to sign Colin up for private lessons with Master Dave.  We really think Master Dave is PERFECT for Colin as he has a lot of patience, is great with praising him for the things he does well and for following directions, but is also stern with him when necessary.  I could tell from the first day that Dave felt comfortable working with Colin and the simplest thing to say is that he is just really great with him.  Colin works the entire 30 minutes with him and does a really good job listening to what he has to say.  
 


  

We are looking forward to all of the many things that Colin will learn from participating in Karate.  There are so many benefits to it and it's appearing to be an activity Colin really likes.

 
 
 

3 comments:

viv said...

Wow Colin did great !!!

Kerry Miller said...

That is great news.. My son just turned 5 and has autism (high functioning). He also has sensory issues, feeding delays, ADD, fine motor delays, and we are seeing a lot of major behavioral issues with him. He is a perfect angel in school however.. I looked into a karate program last year but he started to cry and fight after 10 minutes... I figured he wasn't ready. Now I see that this may be the perfect age.. I never looked into private lessons though.. Thank you for posting this...
Keep up the good work Colin!!!

Jenny said...

This is so awesome!! Colin looks like he really, really enjoys himself. And what a fabulous instructor!