In our classes, Mr. Oliver has occasionally mentioned foot awareness. We humans naturally protect our face when bugs, fists, or annoying siblings get too close. We don't naturally have the same awareness in our legs. That's where martial arts training comes in handy.
Today karate overcome nature.
A friend and I went shopping for Asian inspired fabrics for Ms. Bitar's green belt project. As we entered the store, Charlotte took her sun glasses off, started to fold them, fumbled and dropped her glasses. They landed exactly where my foot was stepping! Karate reflexes to the rescue- My leg froze mid step like a catch for a migari. Phew! Sun glasses saved.
You just never know when karate skills will come in handy.