Ben started the process of testing for his blue belt in karate on Saturday August 11. He performed a kada, sparred 4 two-minute rounds with one opponent, sparred one two minute round with two opponents, and sparred one two minute round with four opponents.
He also broke four boards. Check out the video at youtube.
His Bible memory testing and self defense are this coming weekend.
1 Corinthians 9:25-27 (NIV)
25 Everyone who competes in the games goes into strict training. They do it to get a crown that will not last, but we do it to get a crown that will last forever. 26 Therefore I do not run like someone running aimlessly; I do not fight like a boxer beating
the air. 27 No, I strike a blow to my body and make it my slave
so that after I have preached to others, I myself will not be disqualified for the prize.
25 Every athlete exercises self-control in all things. They do it
to receive a perishable wreath, but we an imperishable. 26 So I
do not run aimlessly; I do not box as one beating the air.
27 But I discipline my body and keep it under control, lest after preaching to others I myself should be disqualified.