The training facility is called Karate for Kids, and Darren is in the "Tiger" group, the beginners. Ordinarily they don't start kids until they are four or older, but the trainer was impressed with Darren's development and accepted him half a year early.
One of the things they stress is general discipline. As we arrived early for class, Darren immediately removed and put away his shoes, then went to the waiting place and sat quietly
Darren's little brother Mason isn't ignored: the main instructor insists on being able to hold Mason whenever Darren has a class!
Suzy gets her chance at Mason too!
Darren knows all the moves.
He even knows his yells! "No! Get away from me! I don't want to fight! Help!" (At least that's what we remember.)
All that was left was the pizza dinner to celebrate.
Left to right above: Mason, Papa Shawn, Dad Adam, Mom Renee and Grandma Kathie. GeeGee Suzy and Auntie Deb were at another activity this evening, and I was behind the camera for this proud event in ... Our Life on Wheels.