Tomorrow morning bright an early my son will be testing for his brown belt in Isshin Ryu karate. It's been a long time coming and I can't begin to tell you how proud of him I am. His path has been very hard at times, but he has faced every mountain and overcome what he needed to. Though he's 19 at many times he has the maturity of a man who's experienced many of life's difficult lessons. From a western point of view he should have been angry, and made his decisions from an anger base, but he hasn't. He chose a higher road, (without my influence ;-) ) and because of that it's taken him a little longer to get to this testing point, but it's his path and he has done so well so far. Tomorrow his test is not just physical but mental and spiritual. He will have to dig down into everything he is to pass this test. Please keep him in your thoughts.
Testing time 9am until approximately 4pm ( I will have pictures)