I was hoping to do one big blog post on all of the awesome people who help me keep the karate program running so smoothly. It has proven to be much harder than I thought to get the images and interviews done in a timely manner. Instead I’ve decided to just get started so the posts keep coming. I also figured why stop at the karate people. I know TONS of awesome people that really deserve some attention. They are my celebrities.
I am starting with Miss Eryn, one of my assistant instructors in the karate program. She always comes in with a smile and a boat load of energy. She is growing up to be such a great teacher and the younger students always love her enthusiasm. On top of that she is always willing to help with the behind the scenes work…taking attendance, running errands, organization, etc. Anytime I start a sentence with “Can someone help me with….” I don’t even need to finish it before I hear Miss Eryn shout out “I’ll do it!” This past year I have seen her grow so much. She competes regularly and her bo kata is a force to be reckoned with. She is starting to show the same improvements in her kata and has taken on the challenge of a new competition kata this year. (Kata-a combination of positions and movements in karate performed as an exercise)
I was so grateful for her willingness to participate in this project and put up with my silly questions.
Three things I would say to describe Eryn: Energetic (obviously), Motivating, Speedy
Which character would she be and why? She had to think about it. I think I threw her off guard with mostly non-karate related questions. After some thinking she decided on Yoshi (one of my favourites!!) because he has a good character and a good personality. Those were her exact words…”good character and good personality”. You have to admire a 12 year old that respects those traits.
What is her favourite colour? Purple, because violets are purple. (said with a tone that implies that should have been obvious to me!)
What are her favourite parts of training? I let her answer but I’m sure I could have predicted her answer because it sums up Eryn in a nutshell. Her favourite part of training is working as a team and meeting all of the new people. This is also what she loves about teaching, all of the new people she gets to meet.
Her favourite exercise to dish out is burpees! Who doesn’t love a burpee??
Her 3 words to describe herself are silly, weird and crazy. I totally agree with silly…she has a great heart and a fun personality.
Since it’s my blog I figured I would get all of the awesome people I know to give their take on me, without forcing them to be complimentary…lol. Eryn’s 3 words to describe me were fun, energetic and silly.