On September 29th, 2001, James and Alex participated in their first Karate tournament.
They had been studying for about 2 months after getting introduced to the martial
arts in summer camp. Dad has been studying as well -- in his words, "I must keep
ahead of the children so they don't beat me to a pulp and make me take them to
Both boys participated in the Kata (forms) competition, performing the
Shihono (4 winds) Kata. James came in first in his group, Alex came in second!