Wednesday, July 4, 2018

My Son is an ICMAC 2018 Championship Kung Fu Gold Medal Winner!! Woot!


Photo Credit: Joe Keit Kung Fu
My oldest son is on the far right. I found this picture online while I was searching for pictures of him at his fight. He's been involved with Kung Fu on and off for many years, and was diligent about it when he was a kid. He used to be in the Lion Dance parades, and even made the newspaper a time or two (yep, saved those clippings). Now as an adult he goes in and helps train at the same place he was trained growing up (as seen in the photo above). How many ways do I love that? I can't even count them.


Photo Credit: Joe Keit Kung Fu
He's dedicated to working out and has been for as long as I can remember. I found this video of him online working out with a tire. My youngest says I'm a stalker. If my kids are involved, you better believe it. :)  My youngest, incidentally, is now also running around pretending to do Kung Fu with the air, because well he's a stalker too. If his sister or brothers are involved, well, you better believe it. The apple doesn't fall very far from the tree. ;)

Photo Credit: Joe Keit Kung Fu
He helps train grown-ups to fight too: men, 

Photo Credit: Joe Keit Kung Fu
and women. Just as he was in the military, he trains fair and competently. Those under his tutelage in the military loved and respected him (the ones we met, and I'm sure many others), as I'm sure his trainees here must (I'm his mom, of course I feel this way, but it's fact too). He has a wonderful calm nature about him (unless he's working out or fighting, then he's a beast). :)

Photo Credit: I found it online, I don't know who took it? #momstalker
Happy to give credit though, if anyone who comes across it knows who took the photo.
In June of this year, a huge Kung Fu Championship took place in Orlando: the ICMAC 2018. There were 10 rings and record attendance, with people competing from all over the world: USA, Canada, Mexico, Brazil, China, Colombia, Belgium, Italy, Japan, Bermuda, Australia, Puerto Rico, Trinidad, and Azerbaijan. Here you can see my son sitting in the front row (headphones on). In the very front (standing) is Sifu Joe Keit, a man he has respected, and still very much does, since he was a young boy in school.

Photo Credit: Joe Keit Kung Fu
Here is a photo clip from the fight. 

Photo Credit: Joe Keit Kung Fu
And here are the medal winners from my son's group. My son is in the middle. All San Shou fighters from my son's team took home a medal that day. 2 silver, 1 gold. My son got the gold. Big hurrah to him, I know it was important to him to win. He's a quietly fierce competitor for sure, and I love him so. Way to go, son! #proudmomonboard

46 comments:

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi Rosey - absolutely brilliant ... congratulations and such fun to read about the family being 'stalkers' of their siblings ... following in Mum's footsteps ... cheers and happy 4th to you all - Hilary

Sandee said...

Congratulations to your son. He's mighty handsome too.

Have a fabulous day, my friend. Happy 4th. ♥

Tracy Iglesias said...

Love this! I have studied a few forms of martial arts since childhood, that and all things equestrian were my passions! I had to stop my martial arts a few years back but hope to try to continue in a more modified way as soon as I am able. Martial Arts was incredibly beneficial to me, it is so cool that your son now teaches where he once trained, there is something wonderfully full circle about that!

Tracy @ Ascending Butterfly

Elephant's Child said...

Congratulations. To him, and to his proud mama.

Pat Hatt said...

Tire flipping will sure work you out. Congrats to him on the gold. Stalk away, you're allowed.

AiringMyLaundry said...

So cool, congrats to him. I know it's not an easy feat. I'm not sure if I could do that tire flipping!

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Congratulations to your oldest! That is very cool. And hey, mothers stalk. That's what you do.

Monidipa Dutta said...

Happy 4th July first of all. And secondly congratulations. I learnt martial art when I was kid. It feels great to read someone achieving so much.

Rose Ann Sales said...

That is so cool and congrats to him. I know how proud you are on his achievements. I am hoping on his next championship medal!

Prime Beauty said...

Congrats to your son! I can imagine how proud you are of him. Having a passion is life is such a great thing.

Chatty Crone said...

Congrats - I know you must be sooooo proud of him - and it is not stalking when it is your own kid! lol He is a cutie pie. I know that he has put in an incredible amount of time training. Love, sandie

Ai Sakura said...

Oh yay congrats to him!! :)

Ai @ Sakura Haruka

stevebethere said...

A huge congratulations to your son nice photos too

Have a proudtastic day Rosey :-)

alissa apel said...

Congrats to him! I kind of wish my sons would have been able to stick with martial arts. Their instructor said that he was in a car crash. Because he knew how to roll, it saved his life. It's such a great way to defend one's self.

Shelley P said...

That is so awesome! Congratulations to your son! Something definitely to be very proud of <3

Kim {Hope Whispers} said...

Huge congrats to your son. That's some serious stuff and he brought home the gold! AWESOME! I know it takes a lot of hard work and dedication to go all the way! You must be so proud!

Ann Snook said...

Congratulations to your son on this huge achievement! I love that he is giving back and helping train future athletes :)

Motivators And Creators Women's Group said...

Congratulations on your son's accomplishments. It is a wonderful moment for you and your family. Enjoy it and keep posting.

~ Noelle said...

Congrats!!!
You have every right to be a PROUD MAMA!!!
Do you ever go and watch him live?
I would be a nervous wreck!
Again, congrats! THAT IS AWESOME!

mail4rosey said...

I used to when he was younger all of the time. I'd have been at this one if we weren't traveling! His brother and his brother's girlfriend were there to support him. :) And I laughed at your 'nervous wreck' note. It reminded me of his first time on a high school football field. I jumped up and said, 'don't hit him!' when someone hit him (in football!!!!). It just came right out. I've gotten better. ;)

1st Class RV Adventures said...

CONGRATS! This is a huge accomplishment! Super awesome and inspiring glad you shared this!

Sudipta Dev said...

Congratulations. Such a proud moment for you. It was a great idea to post your son's achievement !

Christina Beauchamp said...

Wow! Congratulations to your son!

Anosa Malanga said...

Awww a huge congratulations to him, you must be very proud, what an achievement.

Nancie said...

Congratulations! I'm sure he worked and trained hard for that win. Well deserved.

Nisha Kurian said...

awwww congratulations to your son. this is a very proud moment for you all :)

Kristi Maloney said...

Congratulations to your son! What an inspiration. I love that he became a teacher as well. I can see why you are so proud of him!!

Monica Rose Grant said...

That is so awesome! Congrats to your son, he must be so excited and you must be so proud.

Reese Woods said...

Congratulations to your son! That is so wonderful that he's found a way to channel his passion into a constructive hobby and keep himself in shape at the same time!

Aashima said...

Whoa! This is big. Congratulations. Loved reading your post.

Gen Roraldo said...

Wow., congrats to you and your son! He deserves it. Way to go!

Annemarie LeBlanc said...

Congratulations to your son! You must be so proud of him! My eldest son took up Aikido when he was about 10 years old. Martial arts is good exercise and a great way to practice self defense.

Jessica Martin said...

Congratulations to your son! That is an awesome achievement! I can tell you are one proud momma!

Theresa Mahoney said...

That's really cool, Rosey! I wish we lived closer because I'd totally hire him to teach me. I am doing kick boxing right now, but not very good at it lol. I'm a momstalker too. I was just telling my girls this tonight. If you're online, better believe I'm following every little thing you do!

Kevin said...

I love how proud and supportive you are as a mother. I know that just by reading your article. He is one dedicated guy!

momi berlin said...

Congratulations to your son. I must be very proud as well if he is my son.

Casey said...

CONGRATS! This is a huge accomplishment! I'm sure he will represent his country soon! Well done

leXHansplaCE said...

Many congratulations to your son. Victories and wins are such amazing moments... You a proud mum right now with him

Binky said...

That's great! Congratulations to your son!

Nina Kasper said...

Congrats!!! What a cool competition!!! Looks like an amazing turn out!!!

Edward Barbacena said...

You did a great job being a mom.

christiana acha said...

Congratulations to you and your son, you must be really proud of him. He has done so well.

Cindy Ingalls said...

That is amazing and proof that hard work and dedication pay off. It always feels great when you see your kids succeed.

Valerie CottageMakingMommy said...

Congratulations that's very exciting what a hard-working kid you have I know you must be proud

Eazy Nazy said...

OMG that is awesome,It's not at all easy for sure. Congratulations

Terra Heck said...

Congrats to your son on his accomplishment! It's something to be proud of. I'm a total mom stalker too.