Rural Boys Rope Dad in for a Night of KaiJudo
Work, farm maintenance, chores: there’s a lot of stuff that gets in the way of spending “fun” time with my rural boys, but I really think it’s important to make the time for fun.
Because kids need parent time. It’s essential to be a positive role model in their life. I believe that’s how kids learn the important things in life, the things I want to make certain to teach them, like family values.
Problem is, at 9 and 11, the boy’s interests are changing, so when it comes to simple activities like settling in to watch a television show after the work is done, we don’t always see eye-to-eye.
Luckily, we all like cartoon shows and action programs, so I was pretty receptive when the boys started asking to watch the new KaiJudo. Little did I know at the time, that my wife and boys were also roping me into hosting a KaiJudo party and would soon have me putting on a headband and showing off my best mad Judo skills… but that’s a story for a little later…
Back to why I got caught up in the boy’s excitement for watching KaiJudo: First, I happen to think martial art-based programs are generally very good entertainment options because they encourage exercise, instill a self-defense rather than an attack mentality, and help build self-confidence and good self-esteem. Second, because it’s hard not to get caught up with their enthusiasm. And third, well, martial arts action cartoons are usually pretty cool, so not hard to tolerate!
We haven’t gotten to the party part yet (like I said, story for a little later...) but the boys and I had a mini-party showing of our own to get ready for the big showing next weekend where we will share the first couple episodes with their friends. (Sure my wife will be sharing highlights with you soon.)
My thoughts on KaiJudo? It’s a pretty cool show with a good moral center. The characters are interesting, the plot is entertaining, and the action keeps it moving at a pretty good pace. The Duel Master trainers are a nice touch, offering mentoring to the main characters. Also like that I don’t have to worry about content, or screening parts of the program, it’s perfectly age appropriate for their age range (9 and 11.)
Overall, it’s a show I will really enjoy watching with my rural boys regularly. Uh, can I say kick-butt? Is that allowed?
KaiJudo premiered Saturday, June 2 at 8 pm ET/PT on The Hub TV network.
For more information and show schedule, visit http://www.hubworld.com/kaijudo/shows/rise-of-the-duel-masters
Disclosure: We received KaiJudo information, episode screenings, and party material through MomSelect.