12/5/2013 Belt Tests | Stockings
I'm so proud of them and anxious to see their form and skillset! Amidst our relocation and new school environment, they have learned so much since mid August. I'm glad to have chosen THIS aftercare program.
Taekwondo is teaching them physical fitness, personal achievement, discipline, structure, the Korean language and supportive social skills!
The beginner form test is called Cheon-Ji 천지 / 天地 *****19 movements*****
Cheon-Ji (Chon-Ji) means "Heaven and Earth" and refers to the creation of the world or the beginning of human history, and thus is the initial pattern learned by the beginner.
The kids demonstrated stamina with one-minute allotments of REAL push ups, squats and sit ups.
I was impressed Nathan did at least 20 good push-ups and 76 situps in 60 seconds! Nicholas is keeping up! The group practiced their round house, axe an other styles of kicks. Individually, they each stood up, stated their form in Korean, what it meant and demonstrated the move sequence. After, they were given combination commands at random to show their skill and knowledge! Nick recieved ALL of his commands in Korean and did exactly as he should! WAY TO GO! It was very exciting to watch! Dad was their to watch and cheer too via Skype! Technology is wonderful!
After testing, I treated the kids to celebration donuts, pizza and their favorite fro-yo! When we got home they checked the advent calendar for the days doing!
Something sweet and simple for the late evening!