I've still got It!
by Tiago Costa
I'm so happy today. Yesterday was my first tournament in years (as a competitor). The people of my academy all journeyed to our neighbour Spain (Coruña) to participate in a tournament that happens once a year.
Last year we got first place in teams with 145 points. This year we won again with 190. It was a pattern tournament, but in the end they decided to make a little game opened to everyone who wanted to practice, according to age.
After all those years of "unfitness" and gaining weight I managed to jump far and break the board 3 times, as the distance increased on each time. This is the picture of the first. I got second place in the tournament, but doing this little stunt was what made me happier than ever...
...I've still got it!
It was a very fun moment, especially because all my friends cheered me.
I wanted to post a picture of the entire team but I have to ask permission to everyone first. Still it's a little blurry but I'm darn proud of it! :D
If Tae means jump, fly, hit with the foot, this was my Tae moment :D
Oh and the credits for this photo are for my good friend and red belt in Hapkido, José Sousa.
Happy flying kicks everyone!Deb's Reply
All I can say is Awesome! Well done you!
Flying taekwondo kicks are really tough and it's great to see you in action looking so cool.
It sounds like the competition was a great team event and no doubt by testing yourselves and coming through the test you will all be inspired to reach the next level.
Thanks, as always, for a great contribution - I know many readers of this site are inspired by you.