Alternate Title: That time we became Black Belts
Kung Fu Fighting by Carl Douglas (Released 1974)
Just a fun song!
When I was little I remember doing my faux ‘Kung Fu’ routine all over the house to this jam!
Who knew that I’d actually go on to earn my Black Belt?
I sure’s hell didn’t!
But life happened… and I later gave birth to a son who was interested in martial arts.
One day, unbeknownst to me, my Dad signed him up for Taekwondo class, informed me of his actions, said his goodbyes and promptly went the hell back home to Alabama!
Homeboy stuck me with a new project.
And so it went—-me taking Sir R to weekly Taekwondo practice.
One day, my son’s instructor challenged me to start taking the adult classes that he held at night.
It is important to note that, during those days, Lady G did not back away from a challenge.
Needless to say, I started attending and it was on!
You see, my instructor was very crafty.
Shortly after we started, he went ahead and ordered our Black belts and put them on display.
Everyday when my son and I went to practice we could see our Black belt high up on a wall for the entire galaxy to see!
I’ll be damned if I wasn’t gonna get that thing!
About 3 years later we were there!
In fact, my son and I were this instructor’s first mother and son First degree Black Belts!
Sir R was 9 years old.
We stepped up to the plate baby!
Which brings me to today’s affirmation:
My word is bond! Whatever I choose to do, I WILL do!
Just don’t hurt nobody in the process!
Video Credit: Netter 11
I’d love to hear about a time when you had to rise to a challenge!
Holler at me in comments!
Lady G 😘💋