Our kids had their karate grading this weekend. It's not easy, an hour of non-stop technique and fitness, stuff that would wipe a lot of adults out. J is 4, he's had a chest infection for 2 weeks but jees I'm proud of the little titch. He never stopped, complained or thought about quitting.
The end bit of the session is a punisher, essentially 15 minutes of non stop star jumps, burpees and leg climbers at a faster and faster pace for each circuit, what makes me just as proud is his big sis Isabella who's only 7 saw him starting to flag a bit and got on the mat next to him to do the exercises and encourage him to keep going, even though she had her own 2 hour grading straight after.
Kids can teach us grown-ups a lot sometimes.
I'm incredibly proud of both my kids, they may fight like cat and dog and annoy the crap out of each other but they're so loving and supportive towards each other when it matters.
J starting to struggle
Poor kid couldn't stop coughing but kept going
Big sis giving encouragement
One very chuffed lad and sister