Well, he was definitely ready because he passed with flying colors!
Here's Liam executing the pattern he had to learn:
(Pardon the background noise, there was class going on in the background.)
Getting his stripe from Master Cohen
Receiving his certficiate
I'm very, very proud of him. He worked hard to learn everything, he payed attention in class week after week, he has improved immensely from the first class. I don't care if he's the best of the class. I don't care if he advances the fastest. I care that he tries his best and continues to improve over what he was capable of before.
Now he'll begin work on earning his next yellow stripe. I know he can do it.