I interrupt this blog post to tell you some news…
The book review I had scheduled for today will be posted on Saturday now because I really wanted to tell you; yesterday, June 10th 2012, I tested for my junior black belt in Taekwon Do. I have been studying TKD for 5 years and I had to know EVERYTHING I have learned in the 5 years. Testing started at 9AM and ended at 2PM. It was a pretty hard day. Three other candidates and I were really put to the test.
We had to do all the patterns we’ve learned,
and all the self-defense techniques we learned.
We had to spar.
We had to show all the kicks and jumping kicks we learned.
In addition to all this, we also had to perform ten hours of community service, write a two page paper about what TKD means to us and perform a skit about TKD.
We also had an oral test on the philosophy and meaning of all the patterns and belts in TKD.
Well – the results are in –