07 Oct The Benefits of Kata
Don’t you love it when you’re reminded of how much kids can do when we expect it! Parent’s of the beginner Dynamites classes have heard me say that tournaments, particularly the Kata event, really helps students prepare for their grading. I was reminded of that at the most recent August tournament, followed by the August grading only a couple of weeks later, and the amazing Kata standard that was shown, probably the best I’ve seen so far this year. I even saw a few Kindymites who had only just transitioned into the Dynamites program take their Kata to a whole new level in terms of focus, determination, and spirit beyond what one would see in five year olds. Why? Simply because we expected it!