September 24, 2009


Those of you who know me, know I'm somewhat of a martial arts enthusiast: I've dabbled in Aikido, Tae-Kwon-Do, Hapkido and, currently, Brazillian Jiu-Jitsu. Therefore, it's understandable why I want to pass some of this experience on to my newborn son, and thankfully he's already equipped with some of the basics. Take, for example, the following image snapped during a sparring session he recently had with the mobile that hangs from his bouncer chair:


Just look at that perfect form extending a flawless left jab, his eyes keenly focused on the target, with his right hand readily cocked back, ready for follow-up action, but also kept in reserve guarding his face. His stance is admittedly a bit wobbly, owing to the fact he can't actually walk yet, but you'll notice a brilliantly orchestrated "broken toe" feint on his left foot, which is meant to lull his opponent into a false sense of security so Aiden can then let loose a firey barrage of punches when his unsuspecting victim wanders too close.

I'm telling you, this kid is a prodigy. I can't wait to start teaching him arm bars and triangles.

Posted by Ryan at September 24, 2009 04:39 PM | TrackBack
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