Head First: She is seven, and she will kill you.

Wednesday, August 09, 2006

She is seven, and she will kill you.

This is Julia, my little one.

Watch the video (34 sec).

Do not mess with us.

15 comments:

Kc said...

Amazing! Congrats to both of you. ;-)

dorsey said...

Both of us? Dude, all I do is pay for the lessons and hide behind her.

JimmyBob said...

You know, I wish we lived closer together. Jennifer and Julia are so much alike...physical build, personality, etc. I haven't taken her to lessons because I'm afraid to. After seeing this video, I know that I am doing the right thing. We're still disciplining her not to yell at us. I would hate to come home and have to try and get my wife out of some choke hold or something. "Now, Jennifer, let go of your mom. Your Sensei only meant that move for strangers. Easy now..."

J Hearne said...

I remember my first board break. It's an incredible feeling and the look on her face captures that feeling.

It looks like she is doing Guicho (sp) Hyung Il Bu Sum Gup at the beginning there.

BruceD said...

Cute kid! Looks like she's having a blast too!

JB, actually, the martial arts are great for building discipline. It is one of the main emphasis of the training. It helped my son immensely. It gave him an outlet for his high energy, and helped his self esteem too. I think it's a great activity for kids (and adults). I wish I had time to get back into it.

dorsey said...

It's true. Her instructor (the guy in the video) demands complete respect from the students at all times. And the instruction includes teaching respect for teachers, parents, etc., as well as mental focus. Shortly after she began lessons, we noticed that she began saying "Yes sir," or "Yes, Dad," at home.

I consider it very worthwhile, and would recommend it for a child of any age.

J Hearne said...

It's good for self-esteem and discipline but, as a martial artist, let me assure you that it can breed aggression and bad reactions in some.

You need the right teacher and the somebody with a committment to teaching children.

Children raised in the martial arts have to be careful in the sense that they might have a black-belt but their comparative size still makes them very vulnerable to attack. In my experience, children who get their black belts have to remain dedicated to the martial arts to truly be capable of self defense when they get older.

dorsey said...

"No bad students, only bad teachers."
--Mr. Myagi

JimmyBob said...

Bruced, I was just being goofy about the martial arts thing. Actually, it would be cool if my daughter and I could take a class together. Lord knows we need to get in shape. She added over 6 inches in height and 30 lbs. in weight this past year! I believe I shrunk a little and gained...well, never mind.

Dorse, you probably lost 10 lbs. in hair recently. And when I saw you this summer you looked taller to me. That's why I said I shrunk, but maybe you matured some more over the last 6 years or so and had a growth spurt? Are you secretly taking classes?

ninjanun said...

Please let me know where you take these "how to get taller" classes, Dorse. I'd like to sign up as well (the "just wear high-heeled shoes" classes are killing me).

Tony Myles said...

Wowzers!

RC said...

yikes, good to know...and anyways you could probably enjoy someone who was there to protect you.

--RC of strangeculture.blogspot.com

nathaniel adam king said...

AWWW! it is a little girl Dorsey.

Be afraid. Be very afraid.

Anonymous said...

Hey mr. marshall that's really cool. Tell Julia to keep up the good work.It's really cool to watch but it would really cool if she broke a cementblock or hit someone.

Rebecca

Jason said...

Half a year late...that's pretty cool. Wait 'till multiple boards to see how cool she thinks THAT is. Pretty fun stuff-