Friday, September 19, 2014

Going Blue

A long time ago, Aurora asked if she could dye her hair blue. I had no problem with that. Nancy thought is was a cool idea. But for the last few years, she held out because she was concerned that it might not be appropriate for a Seido karateka. After getting approval from her Kyoshis, and in preparation for her advanced brown belt promotion, she took the plunge! Seido blue, all the way!

The first step was getting her dark brown hair bleached so that it would accept the dye. That took the better part of the afternoon. Bleach, rinse, repeat. Took a while.

On saturday morning, when it was finally blue, she was the happiest camper! Seeing her last night at her kumite portion of her promotion, and seeing her blue hair peeking out from under her protective headgear was awesome. She is rocking that BLUE!

Kumite at Cayuga Lake Seido Karate

Today I am posting just a few photos from last night's kumite session at Cayuga Lake Seido. It is always incredible to watch everyone in their gear, jabbing and kicking and laughing, all at the same time.

Seeing Aurora's blue hair poking out of her foam headgear is kinda funny. Seido blue, all the way!