What Tae Kwon Do Means To Me - Tigers Black Belt Academy
Martial arts is not simply a means of self-defense, but also a way of life. It is a state of mind that unfolds over the course of ones journey to becoming a black belt. Most students beginning this journey are seeking to receive a black belt. It is when they realize that a black belt is not something you earn, but something you become that they will truly understand what it means to be a black belt.
What it means to be a black belt evolves over time.
This was a wonderful article especially with the huge following for the toddler/girl beauty pageants. I can’t believe that someone would subject a small child to that type of stress and have them thinking that the only thing you can be is a princess type.
Girls are intelligent and able to do anything that they want in life, as long as there are parents behind them with encouragement and love.
I must admit that when my daughter was born ( after 2 sons) I was hoping for a “girly girl”. Well, she had two brothers to play with and instead of ballet , she is a 2nd Black Belt in Taekwondo and competes in local and national competitions. She is smart, she is beautiful and she is strong. She is also doing something that she loves and works very hard with her coach to be the best that she can in her chosen sport. At 13, she wants to look nice but that doesn’t include make up or anything drastic. She is taking pre-ap classes and some 9th grade classes while in the 9th grade. She is now my idea of what a girl should be, strong, smart and passionate about her life.
I realized that I never mentioned that both boys had to write an essay as part of their black belt testing. The essay should answer these questions:
What does a black belt mean to me
I am teaching a class and notice that my students, between the ages of 7 and 12, are not performing to their best abilities. I call a timeout and ask them to sit down so that I can teach them what it means to be a Martial Artist and a Black Belt.
What Taekwondo Means to Me - Essay by Dsim514
When I meet with new students, especially school-age children, they tell me they ‘want to learn how to fight and defend themselves’. Whether the influence is Bruce Lee, Jackie Chan, the Teenage Mutant Turtles, or the Power Rangers, the initial goal of becoming a Martial Artist is the physicality of it all.
To me being a Black Belt and a Martial Artist is so much more. It is my passion...it is what gets me out of bed each morning...it is the “why” of my whole being.
But the children just want the Black Belt....
What it means to be a black belt - Almedauniversity
Life skills through Taekwondo 7th Dan Taekwondo essay by Michael Tan 2005 Preface For many years I wondered why the length of time in each Dan increased, as you got higher. Initially I thought it was purely to keep the Dans in perspective. Where would it end if people were allowed to grade every year or so. I always new the time in the grade gave you experience and knowledge. It is only after reflecting on this time that one realises this knowledge is something no practical grading can ever test. This is one of the reasons why we should always respect our seniors. They have a wealth of knowledge; which one should explore. This essay is about what has kept me doing Taekwondo when all around me have quit. In writing this essay I will endeavour to give an insight as to what I have learnt from Taekwondo. I shall touch on the challenges, the set backs and the future of Taekwondo for me. There is not a day that goes pass where Taekwondo has not entered my life. It has been that way for some 20 years since the opening of our own club and taking on the responsibility of instructing others. Now at the age of 40, Taekwondo has given me great pleasures for more than ¾ of my life (33 years). Taekwondo is many things to many people; it has so many mystical powers that it becomes part of your life. I was first introduced to through my father and his friends. They had started in 1971 and were blue belts by the time I started. Back then Martial Arts were just starting to boom in Australia as a [...]
What does a black belt mean to me - Team Karate Centers
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