Kate has been a yellow belt for a bit now, but today was her day to test for orange. She was very nervous of failing in front of the class, but calmed down and went through her fighting forms with great precision, speed, and the loudest post-strike "Hah!" in the room. Then came the moment she feared most -- board breaking. This time, she had to do it with a bare-footed front kick. One slip up, and there could be purple toes for weeks . . .
But as you can see from her determined face, there was no risk of that.
The board didn't stand a chance. The photo above is worth clicking on to see large. We are talking perfect strike there.
That face is worth a billion bucks, if you happen to be her dad (don't tell Grand Master Kim that, though, he might raise testing prices!). Not a bad way to start a Saturday morning.