Lex finally got his belt test tonight. They took him from the regular lesson and brought him into the small dojo for a private belt test. I really appreciate how understanding they are and how willing they are to work with the kids. Lex was so disappointed that he missed the belt test two weeks ago and he was worried he’d have to wait for the next one. It was so nice of them to do this private one for him.
He rejoined the class after the test and at the end of class they gave him his new belt while everyone watched. There was lots of cheering. Sensei said that to earn a striped belt you need to demonstrate that you know all of the moves for all of the katas up to that belt, and to earn a solid you need to know them solidly with sharp movements and defined motions.