Not long ago, Isaac earned his yellow belt in Tae Kwon Do. He has been going 3 nights a week to prepare for his next belt and this weekend, he tested for his green belt. Like I mentioned before, it takes a certain kind of crazy to want your kid to learn how to fight, but I look at it as a confidence builder and a practical skill for defense (and that’s how his instructors view it as well).
There are several components of testing for the belts including forms (patterns of movements), terminology, board breaking and fighting. Isaac broke his boards easily and knew all the forms and terminology he needed. The fighting was a bit of a worry though as he has been a little more reserved and didn’t make contact like he should.
I was certainly surprised at his testing this weekend though. His fighting has come a long way. He had great confidence and speed and made good contact. The boy will be fierce as he gets more training and more strength.
I am super proud and more than a little weirded out by it all, but I love the pride he takes in his art and himself!This entry was posted in Awesome, Family, Fun and tagged Tae kwon do by warren