I was getting bullied at school, and coming home, crying to my mom.
She asked me, “What's wrong?”
I said, "I'm tired of them doing this to me."
My stepdad told me, "I have something for you, but you’ll get it tomorrow. It’s something awesome.”
I was excited and I told him it was okay.
The next day, my stepdad took me somewhere special.
I asked my parents, “Where are you taking me?”
They told me welcome to karate!
I didn't know what karate was, so I asked them, and they said it was to help me learn to fight and to gain confidence.We pulled up to the karate school and went inside.
I saw lots of kids doing karate. I wanted to start right away, but the instructor said i had to start the next day.
I said, “O.K,” and I was so happy!
Then the next day, we went back to the karate place. We went inside and I saw all of the kids from different backgrounds and races. They had black belts on. I was very surprised! They were very good at karate.
I also went inside the dojo and the master said, “Come,” and I went in.
I was so happy to compete against the other boys, but I was losing a lot of matches! Good thing this was when I was about six years old and I didn't know anything!
I kept practicing, and practice makes perfect! My three years of karate were amazing! I learned a lot on how to respect, listen, and be confident in yourself and others.
I wish I was in karate again. I would like to see my friends that were there with me. They might not be there because they're older now. Before I left karate, I earned a black belt and first degree.
The kids that bullied me are not picking on me anymore. I love karate so much.
In katate, I learned so much, including how to be a better person in life . I wish I was in karate again because I love to have fun! I learned a lot of self-discipline. I learned not to smoke, drink, and use drugs.
I will always be a karate kid!