- I did take a karate class on a whim in college to fill a P.E. credit.
- My instructor was the Bobby Lawrence (though often he had a T.A. fill in for him). Every time I had to test, he'd say, "You're a dancer, aren't you? Nice form, very graceful. Just put some power behind it."
- Bobby Lawrence did say "The family that kicks together, sticks together" with some frequency. At least once, his wife and a couple of his kids came along to our class. They were all competition-winning karate types. And very nice.
- Peter's work did sponsor a showing of Kung Fu Panda, and having his eyes opened to the possibilities of hand-to-hand combat was life altering for Adam. But he never asked when he was going to learn Kung-Fu. He just came up and busted moves on you, usually accompanied by shouts of "Kung! Fu! PANDA!" or "Ka-ra-dee . . . SHA!" (A derivative of "karate chop," maybe? Your guess is as good as mine.)
- Everything else.
Here, however, is a clip well worth your time (posting inspired by Annie Japannie's fine comment). Sometime I should record Adam & Peter being Rex and Kip. Because everyone should have a chance to hear Adam saying "break the wrist, walk away" before they die.
P.S. My only other April 1st success was telling Jane & Zuzu that President Obama was signing two new bills into law that would affect them: 1) all children over 10 will have to work at a part-time job to help the economy, and 2) children now have to be restrained in a car seat until age 12. They were a bit concerned.