Hi Family, Friends, and Fans,
Do you have any Olympic sports that are popular in your city / area / nearby? Do you have any training facilities (that may train Olympians)?
Do your kids, tweens, and teens play sports? Or do they like or follow certain sports? Or do you know of any kids, tweens, and teens that do?
As you know, I live with my Train Wreck family in Houston.
Houston is probably most well known for the (summer) Olympic sport of gymnastics. The Bela Karolyi camp is north of Houston. As you probably know, Bela and Marta Karolyi are very involved USA Gymnastics and the Olympics team (to put it very mildly). Would you send your child to their camp? I would probably be worried about how intense it was going to be!
And Houston has had several male gymnasts that have competed in the Olympics recently. I'm not sure why Houston seems to have training facilities for Olympic gymnasts, but being a Houstonian, it's definitely something to be proud of (who doesn't love rooting for a hometown hero?). For example, the Houston Gymnastics Academy has connections to the Olympics. Mommy said she is going to look into a class for me (for next year). (Not because she wants me to be a future gymnastics Olympian ... but wouldn't tumbling be great for any Super Tot?)
Do you have any kids that participate in gymnastics?
Another great sport for the older set is martial arts. Do you have any kids in martial arts? Did you know that Houston actually has a family of Olympic martial artists? Lopez Taekwondo Academy! Whether you are from Houston or not, you should read more about them on their site. Their story is inspirational, no?
Mommy and Daddy said they want me to get involved in martial arts when I'm a bit older (Mommy is looking into it now) ...maybe 3 years (or 4 yrs or 5 yrs). The Little Ninja's Class is what I would start with most likely. Mommy said she hoped I would like martial arts, and it's in my blood! Pops had a martial arts school, and Mommy's Uncle C has one now (in another state). Maybe one day I will have a Mad Max Taekwondo Academy?
So what about your kids? Are they involved in any sports?
And what about where you are from? What sports are well known there?
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