hey carol thanks again for your help with princess this week. she is getting used to the class even more and shouldn't be bugging you too much in the near future. she is becoming more independent and is starting to partner up with other students. when i pick her up to go to practice, she is less scared each week and she is becoming more excited about coming to class. soon i hope, she will be truly independent in class and won't hesitate to join the class anytime and partner up with anyone. after that, i hope that she can be gently nudge into some light sparring and eventually to regular sparring then finally towards tournaments.