S: Buna Karate memories
1: I started my Karate journey on September -. When I began I couldn't do a single push-up, I prayed and prayed when one day at the dojo I artlessly did 35 without any weakening upon its end. You might say, "Hard work pays off." Although, I would declare such an impossibility when only a day before i struggled to accomplish three. I felt no resistance in any part of my body, as if someone had done the labor for me. That is why I know I cannot take the credit for Jesus's 35 push-ups. Therefore, i type this as a reminder to myself that whether it be karate, art, or any aspect in my life, I couldn't accomplish or truly live if The Great I Am wasn't there to hold me up. For Him I am thankful.
2: Buna Karate Testing for -Gold Belt - second rank - January 19 2013 Harden County Homeschool Assoication -Only two showed up.-
3: Young Dragon
4: First Dragon
5: Buna Karate Testing Orange Belt- -third rank- Harden County Home school Association
6: Summer 2013 | Committing myself to the summer showed me it'd take tons more endurance than at Harden County. Although i soon learned that my uncontrollable shakes, dizziness, etc. was low blood sugar, low thyroid and whatever else. Did i really want to do this?....Yes. | (2 Timothy 1:7)
8: Buna karate and Fitness | Green Belt- fourth rank- June 21st | 2013 | Second Dragon
9: This day was especially hard because just a few days before I'd been at youth camp, Glorieta, New Mexico. Then i taught the 3rd and 4th grades in VBS. I was practically walking in my sleep.
11: Third Dragon
12: The Jones Cures!!! One thing was obvious, I was slow. So i prayed that God would get my speed up, more fit, endurance higher, well... just better altogether. God normally doesn't just 'give' without us going half way, so i did research on footwork/ worked harder on fitness. No, my speed didn't change, but God showed a way to work around it. Progress began to grow! "Someday," I thought, "I'll compete!" No doubt i had/have a lot of work to do.
16: "Children are a wonderful gift. They have an extraordinary capacity to see into the heart of things and to expose sham and humbug for what they are." DESMOND TUTU