Thursday, August 17, 2006
I have been taking Taekwondo for 2 years. I started because my 2 older sons were taking it and parents had a chance to train free for a month. I thought I would give it a try. Tonight I was recommended for black belt. I never imagined that I would be preparing to test for my 1st degree black belt in November. This has been an incredible experience for me.
Tonight I was required to do my form, spar and demonstrate competence in self defense techniques. I was also required to break two boards using an arm technique, a back elbow strike, and a kick technique, a #2 jump round kick (a very difficult technique for me). I felt confident about everything but the board breaks, I plowed right through them. I think it was all the adrenaline that gave me the power to do that.
My boys are very proud of me. That makes it even more special.