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.


Surgeon in my dreams said...

Yeahhhh! Good for you warriormom!!

We're proud of ya too! Might have to give you a call next time I have a problem with the boss here.

Intelinurse2B said...

Congratulations! What an accomplishment-that must feel so great! What did your two boys say?

Very cool.

samurai said...

That is awesome! Good job, and I will pray for you.

BigMama said...

How exciting for you and your family! I think this is something I would really enjoy. I took a Judo class in college and loved it. I think TKD would be very cool.



Anonymous said...

Hi there! Thanks for your comment in my Live Journal about my 1 year post-K entry. I was feeling pretty terrible that day (you can see by my language...).

Congrats, btw!