Written by Captain Mary on Saturday, June 21, 2008

Tonight was testing for our new belt rank. I am testing for my red belt decided, my daughter Monica and son Jason are testing for their red belt recommended.
We have to do some sparring, without contact and our form for our rank. It is a nerve racking event.

The Black Belts who are moving up in their ranks are always first and the more we sit waiting the more nervous we become. Somehow we always get up and do our performance. Sometimes we draw blanks other times it goes off without a hitch. Here are a couple of photos of myself and Monica and Jason.

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  1. 2 comments: Responses to “ TAEKWONDO TESTING ”

  2. By Anonymous on June 21, 2008 at 2:18 PM

    Very interesting. As a kid I got up to my brown belt but then dropped out. I still remember how to count in Japanese, that's about the extent of it.

    I really think I should get back into it though. The only problem is that there are no decent studios here in Providence. They seem to have all gone the way of the do-do in the 90's.

    But that's the other thing. I enjoy a day at the gun range more than I'd enjoy practicing martial arts. There's something about the point and click method that's so alluring. I've gotten really good at putting smiley faces on targets with a .22 at a distance of about 45 feet.

  3. By FIRST MATE on June 24, 2008 at 5:32 PM

    Really cool with the gun, love the smiley faces, but martial arts also provides exercise. Personally that is why I joined. I love it, I will be a red belt as of tonight.