WOW! Just wow!
The kids' classes at our dojang (Trail Martial Arts) are split by age: 3-4, 5-6, 7-9, & 10-16. The kids usually move up to the next class after a birthday. There are other times though where they will "belt out" of the class they are in. This is when they have finished earning all the belts in their age group. Rhys just accomplished that tonight! This kid amazes me every single day! This is my kid who knew everything they asked him, and then some :-D The pictures from his grading are here.
What that means for Rhys is that he will now start going to the 10-16 class (yikes! where did my baby go?!)
Rhys has been training since the month before he turned 4. I'm pretty sure he has loved every minute of Tae Kwon Do since. He started sparring with the tournament team about a year ago and has done amazing with that. Now that he is moving into the next age group he will get to spar in regular classes as well (kids don't spar in the 7-9 classes). When he competed in our local tournament in October he won silver for the obstacle course and GOLD for sparring!