When Sensei Dave asked who wanted to lead the next exercises, most of the hands in the karate class went up. He chose my daughter, Nugget.
She moved to the front of the class and shouted, “Pushups!” She then proceeded to lead the class through the exercise. She counted out to 10 in Japanese, as is custom in all Soul Karate classes. Then proceeded to lead the class in “Superman” stretches. She was assertive and confident. She has come a long way since a doctor handed her to me seven years ago on a rainy May evening.