Currently, my oldest son is training for the Junior Olympics in Tae Kwon Do. The competition is during the week of July 6th. Every day we are running, sprinting, jump roping, push-ups, sit-ups, and sparring. We do this for an hour or more and during the hottest part of the day.
I'm doing all these exercises as well since I'm taking some time off. The hardest part has been the diet: No chips, no sweets, and no diet soda. I'm dying! :-)
The martial arts are as much about physical fitness as it is discipline. My son has heard me tell stories of hard workouts and character building. Most importantly, he is learning to make wise choices that affect his life.
Lastly, he is also becoming a Chuck Norris fan. We've watched a few "Walker: Texas Ranger" episodes and he's noticed the choices between those who do good and those who don't. It helps that Chuck Norris is a Christian and he uses Jesus' name (to pray) in his shows.
Oh, and one more thing, congratulations to Rich Franklin on his UFC 58 win over David Loiseau. Rich fought four rounds with a broken hand. I first saw Rich in a UFC training show. I admire him for training hard and knowing Christ. This is Rich's website banner:
Blessed be the Lord my strength, which teacheth my hands to war, and my fingers to fight.
I'll be back soon...