Monday, March 1, 2010

Yellow Belts

This weekend 3 of my kids got their yellow belts in Tae Kwon Do after my 3rd son got his a few weeks ago. Even my 2nd son who missed so many classes from being in Malaysia managed to pass. So now I have 6 kids with yellow belts in martial arts. My first and second daughter have yellow belts in Kung-Fu. I would have put these kids in Kung-Fu too but they don't offer it here. Number one son was never interested in martial arts sadly so he had no belt, not even a white one. My 4th daughter has one red stripe on her white belt and so does my 5th son. Insha Allah by the time summer comes they will have some more stripes. At this rate it could take them forever to even get a yellow belt. But they are just little and having fun and exercise, so no pressure.


  1. Bismillah

    as salamu 'alaykum

    My 6 year old started his martial arts class a few weeks ago. We're working towards a yellow belt insha'Allah. I had a question: what do you do about the bowing? I read some fatwas (sunnipath, ask Imam, Islam QA etc) stating that it isn't allowed. We spoke with his teacher and gave him an alternative (since he couldn't think of one) of a simple nod of the head to show acknowledgement of the other person. I was just curious if you had read up on this.

  2. Wa alaikum salaam

    We told the teacher that due to our religion we wouldn't be bowing. Also that my son who is 13 was not to be paired up with a girl or the teacher herself. She was very understanding alhumdullilah.

  3. as salamu 'alaykum

    Alhamdulillah, that's awesome. My son's teacher was very kind about it as well, alhamdulillah.