Thursday, August 17, 2006

Celebrating!



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.

5 comments:

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.

Congratulations!

~A

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!

Liz
http://auryn24.livejournal.com