Joey had another testing towards getting his 2nd degree black belt on Saturday.
He is getting so much better. We are so proud of him and his progress and the effort he makes.
This is Joey showing off the Jiu-Jitsu moves they have been working on. They are some pretty intense moves. I am pretty sure that if Joey were in a situation where someone were trying to hurt him he would remember some of these things they have gone over so many times and be able to protect himself.
Peter took Joey to this testing (I had to work that night and so needed to stay home and sleep before hand). He said one of the best parts was watching the higher ranked black belts spar. Joey's instructor used to do mixed martial arts fighting and was really good at it. He has some incredible reflexes and power. Someday I would really like to see him go all out. I am going to attach a couple of videos. There is a video of Joey sparring. Sparring is not his strongest area but he can hold his own. His kicks are getting so much higher and stronger.
Here Mr. Coleman takes on 3 other men. Like I said he used to do mixed martial arts to the head gear annoys him. When you watch him in person you are able to more fully tell that he is barely hitting his opponents, most of the time he makes enough contact for it to count as contact and then he is off and moving again getting ready to strike again. I believe the men he is sparring are all 3rd degree and higher belts.
Joey and Ralph sparring.
Joey's teacher Mr. Coleman (5th degree black belt the one with the Red lettering on his back) and Ms. Engle Joey's other primary teacher she is a Junior in High school and a 2nd nearly 3rd degree black belt. I would not mess with her.