Then is was on to breaking. She was entered in first time breaker and foot stomp and hand break.
She walked away with four trophies for the night. Saturday was at Sears Park Recreation Center. It was a long day. forms was first.
(The following 3 photos were taken with my iPhone and edited with Instagram)
She has been working on her horse stance and it does look much better. And look at those thumbs! Right where they are supposed to be!
Thumbs still good and look at that concentration!
And check out this split! Looking good MayMay!!
But all that work and no prize. She is getting better and better. Once we get that kata down, we are going to start working on entering and exiting the ring and on the introduction. Small pieces at a time. I hope I have the patients!
It was another tough day on the sparring mat. She was up against a girl she has fought before and has beaten. She was ahead of her too, but she came from behind and knocked Mattie May out in the first round. That little girl went on to fight for first but I'm not sure how she did.
After such a long day, Lolo decided that Mattie May needed a treat. We snuck out of the house and to the nail salon where I treated her to a manicure and pedicure. Isn't she just a doll?!
So we will continue to work on Mattie May's form and her technique in the ring. I know it will all come together and I am the only one that seems to not have the patients to wait. I know she is only five and has not even been doing this for a year, but i am afraid if she doesn't start winning she will lose interest. I want her to be involve in this for a long time!!
Her next tournament isn't until May but she is still busy working at the dojo. This Saturday, Team Abilene is doing a demo during half time of the Abilene Ruff Riders football game. Then next week she is going to do a creative breaking demo at church for our talent show. Busy, busy, busy. But God has blessed us with the time and her the ability to do this. And she is just so darn cute when she is out there!