Wahey! Since early June I went for my Tae Kwon Do belt grading exam to aim for my blue belt. I was so nervous and was seriously not ready to become a level higher. It was also the fact that I was suggested to grade next year so I would be more comfortable with the exam and techniques. So to be kinda forced to take the exam (for a couple of reasons) I didn’t feel confident.
Although I didn’t want to grade and was scared that I wouldn’t pass, I managed to practice a lot and did really last minute preparations before the exam. I messed up a little during the poomsae patterns -I forgot the side kick in pattern 4 but manage to save it- because I still had the adrenaline rush from sparring so my head wasn’t straight.
Even though I stumbled on a few parts and had to attempt my hook kick board break like several times, because I wasn’t following my kick through, I managed to survive and pass my grading!
So I am now officially a blue belt! Just one more away from black! However I seriously will wait a year before my next grading because I am soooo totally not red belt material yet. Red belts are technically “black belts in training” and I don’t have the speed nor flexibility of a black belt yet. So here’s to a better year of training!
We’ve now completed fresher’s and have managed to get over 100 students to sign up for TKD this year. Shall have to figure out how to choose candidates now since we can’t officially fit more than 35 in the room… We also are looking forward to setting up a fight camp (anyone got a better name?) as we’ve successfully applied for funding from Starbucks ^^ How exciting!
Do you do martial arts or any sports to keep fit?