Took a four-day trip to the Coast – well to the Portland area, which is very close to the coast when thought of relative to where we are when home. The purpose of this trip was to attend a karate seminar and tournament for J.
The seminar was with George Kataka, a two-time world champion at sparring in the karate school of martial arts. He was amazing working with the kids, and super fun to watch.
It was a great trip: visited with a nephew who goes to college in the area; visited with a college friend of mine that I hadn’t seen in over a decade; and visited with a college friend of Andy’s we hadn’t seen in about 8 years. The weather was beautiful, no rain. And the meals were really good! All went very well!
Except of course for the concussion that J picked up at the end of the tournament. Now, over a week later, he’s just about back to normal, and hasn’t complained about a headache all day. We learned a lot about concussion and how to manage life while recovering from one. Some surprises in that, but generally, just don’t do anything – no physical or cognitive activity. Makes for some long boring days!
Now we are doing all the catch up at school and looking forward to clearance from the doctor for J to get back to physical activity, including karate.
Because, you see, prior to getting concussed, J qualified for the national tournament in July, and he has work to do to prepare!