Black Belt Essays

As part of our testing for black belts, student are asked to take time to reflect on what they have learned and the impact tae kwon do has had on their life so far. Below are essays from two of our January 2013 black belt contestants, Connie and Kirk.

My Next Goal in Tae Kwon Do

My next goal in tae kwon do is to reach the 9th Dan. I want to reach the 9th Dan because then I will have finally mastered TKD. Also, I will try to achieve knowing all the poomsaes by heart so I do not have to think about what is my next move or which poomsae is it. Those goals are very important to me and I will never quite trying to achieve them and will try my best.

- Connie (age 9)

How Tae Kwon Do Has Helped Me

Tae Kwon Do has helped me in being strong. It also helps me be more confident. It has helped me be a better person. It has helped me stay more focused in school. It has helped me be a good listener in school. It has helped me study hard on my homework.

Tae Kwon Do has helped me with my friendships and relationships. It has helped me to be a better friend. It has helped me to think about how others feel.

- Kirk (age 9)

Kirk and Connie demonstrating their roundhouse kicks