Thread: Kind of sad day
9/03/2012 1:45pm, #1
Kind of sad day
So, about 9 months ago, my daughter and I started taking Danzan Ryu together. The thing is, we moved to Texas a few years ago, and I had stopped training when we moved. I had been training in BJJ.
After buying a house and settling in, I decided to start training again. I went to a local BJJ gym. After about a month of training, my daughter told me that she wanted to train with me. I was very excited about that.
The BJJ place that I was going to didn't have a kids program, so I shopped around. I found the Danzan Ryu school, and my daughter and I took some free classes. She fell in love with it, so I signed us both up. We've been training there ever since. She recently got her yellow and I got my blue. It was a nice experience, as I got to tie her yellow on for her.
Now all of her school friends (she's 6, first grade) are doing cheer leading. So, she wants to do cheer leading. As I told her, I can only afford one sport for each kid. So, I told her to stick it out for a while and see if she changes her mind. She didn't. She wants to do cheer leading.
So, I just talked with the Sensei. He's going to let me replace my daughter with my 4 year old son. So, he and I will be training at the same place. That's kind of cool, but I'm going to miss the connection between my daughter and me.
Anyway, I guess that I'm a sap. But, I was a little sad about all this and my little girl growing up too quickly and stuff. So, I posted this. That's all.
Last edited by Charles Brown; 9/03/2012 1:51pm at .
9/03/2012 1:50pm, #2
I feel your pain.
My oldest daughter has all but quit judo due to school/sports and the dreaded POM squad. Martial arts are something we had in common for about a decade. Good father/daughter time.
I hate POM.
Still, she's not running around getting into trouble. Enjoy the time with your son.Carter Hargrave's Jeet Can't Do
9/03/2012 2:10pm, #3
1st grade cheerleading costs that much money?
The ukemi she's learned by now should go a long way....lots of injuries in cheerleading, especially later on when they start throwing each other around.
9/03/2012 4:42pm, #4
9/03/2012 4:44pm, #5
9/03/2012 4:50pm, #6
9/03/2012 5:26pm, #7
9/03/2012 9:24pm, #8
Pfft I did not give my daughter the choice. Actually cheerleading is much more competitive in Texas. That being said she can always go back when it is a bit more productive for her. I am not a huge fan of Danzan Ryu so I am glad cheerleading won out. (Want to guess what I did in high school?)
9/03/2012 9:53pm, #9
9/04/2012 8:49am, #10