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NextGuard
11/20/2004 1:13am,
It's bad enough to give black belts to 9 year olds but to have them teaching classes? Ack!

>>KARATE KID
Published on Friday, November 19th 2004

HE may be only knee high to a grasshopper, but karate kid Ryan Gray is top of the chops at his chosen martial art.

For at the age of nine, he has become one of the youngest black belts in the country!

The pint-sized pupil at Ovingham Middle School achieved the award after gruelling four-hour grading session on Sunday.

As well as carrying out sparring and set moves known as katas, he also had to speak and understand Japanese to pick up the coveted award.

He has been training in Seiken Ryu karate since he was six, and is already acting as an instructor at karate classes near his home in Stocksfield.<<
http://www.hexham-courant.co.uk/sport/viewarticle.asp?id=155338

Senshi
11/20/2004 1:52am,
Your have got to be kidding me!

Reikon
11/20/2004 7:23am,
If I went to his dojo I'd quit. Thats just stupid.

MUT
11/20/2004 11:23am,
thats fucking sad.

Smeagol
11/20/2004 11:28am,
you could ask the little teacher "hey can you help me with that move" and KICK HIM IN THE CHEST

Red Elvis
11/20/2004 1:50pm,
you could ask the little teacher "hey can you help me with that move" and KICK HIM IN THE CHEST

I don't know what it is about this comment but it is cracking me the hell up! I just keep visualizing a grown man planting a foot on a little kids chest and he goes flying like 20 feet into a wall. Actually, I am visualizing a midget.

...and please, no flames from the midgets on this board. We are all created equal my friends!

:icon_geek

NextGuard
11/20/2004 3:00pm,
I don't know what it is about this comment but it is cracking me the hell up! I just keep visualizing a grown man planting a foot on a little kids chest and he goes flying like 20 feet into a wall. Actually, I am visualizing a midget.

...and please, no flames from the midgets on this board. We are all created equal my friends!

:icon_geek


Well, it says they spar. I had a throw in mind but same basic principle.... :)

Red Elvis
11/20/2004 4:37pm,
Well, it says they spar. I had a throw in mind but same basic principle.... :)

It would be hard to throw a midget... low center of gravity and all. Oh wait, were you talking about the kid?

NextGuard
11/20/2004 5:20pm,
It would be hard to throw a midget... low center of gravity and all. Oh wait, were you talking about the kid?


Well, if he's gonna be my instructor, he ought to spar with me, right? :)

Phoenix
11/20/2004 8:23pm,
Man, you guys are so macho, picking on a little kid like that. j/k

But seriously, to have a kid that young teach a class is a stupid idea. Who the hell would listen to him?

Jolly_Roger
11/20/2004 8:26pm,
Because he KNOWS how to be a Pokemón trainer.
Do you?

If you do, can you teach me?!?!?!?!

GOTTA CATCH 'EM AL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Phoenix
11/20/2004 8:28pm,
Chinpokomon is numbah one toy!!

NextGuard
11/20/2004 10:59pm,
Chinpokomon is numbah one toy!!

The primary objective is to destory the evil power.
Try to bomb the harbor.
:)

Captain Spaulding
11/21/2004 5:00am,
Went to the school's website, but it looks like it hasn't been updated this year.

Well, maybe the kid just helps out during the children's classes. I've known kids who do that. It isn't teaching, but they might have written that in the article to make a bigger deal out of it.

If that's not the case and the kid is teaching... God help us.

Zeddy
11/21/2004 7:31am,
He has been training in Seiken Ryu karate since he was six, and is already acting as an instructor at karate classes near his home in Stocksfield.<<
http://www.hexham-courant.co.uk/sport/viewarticle.asp?id=155338

Forefist School Karate?

Locu5
11/23/2004 10:20am,
we have kids help out during lower belt kid's classes once they get their junior brown, if they want to. it helps cement their learning and gives them better understanding of their material to show it to someone else (as well as helping them learn some responsibility and greater discipline). that said, it is entirely possible that the article's writer exaggerated the importance of this little one to puff them up in the article. or maybe he is the newly incarnated dali llama of lotus palm society.