Last weekend was a busy one for the Limings. Friday night was the black belt test and we had two students testing for their first degree black belts, Vann and Arthur. We left Hardin early on Friday, when we have this event we always get a room in Billings. The test gets over late and with an hour drive home just to get up early and head back to Billings just doesn't work. This year we stayed at the Best Western. Very nice motel and I recommend it.
After the test was over, we were invited to dinner by Arthur. He had us meet him at Fuddruckers, he had some friends come and watch his test. He was going to buy our dinner, but we wouldn't let him but we did let him buy us a piece of pie. We weren't counting on going to dinner after the test, but it was fun. It was late by the time we got back to the motel, so we just went to sleep.
Had a hard time figuring out how to turn on the heat to the rooms. The are motion sensor controlled, so Gary got our room going. Had to turn on the heat to Jennifer's room. She said it got very hot in her room, she woke up about 3 am to turn it off as it was 85 degrees. When she woke up again at 7 am her room was 91 degrees. She opened up her window to get some cool air. She said that explains why her window was open when we checked in.
Saturday morning was the tournament. We had 11 students compete and as a school Hardin came home with 22 medals. 7 golds, 7 silvers and 8 bronzes. The only two students who didn't medal were my two adult females. One mainly because she missed class for a month due to her being sick and the other hurt her knee and the doctor advised her not to compete. She has to wear a brace and is looking a knee surgery later.
Arthur competed in Judo, which we don't teach in Hardin. He ended up winning a silver medal in Judo. He had only been working on judo for a couple weeks, thanks to youtube and what little Gary worked with him on. It helped that he has some wrestling experience when he was in high school. Now we have other students wanting to do judo.
Every kid got a medal in every event that they entered. I think this is the first time that that has happened. We had in years past that a student at least got one medal in the tournament.
I took the group photo on Tuesday, now I just have to tweak the photo and add a couple that were late and missed the first shoot and then get it all in the paper.
Mariah, Brandon and Alexus with their forms medals.