My Taekwondo Journey

by Aoife

I'm 15, Shy, and very self critical I had heard of a local taekwondo school and I decided I would try it out.

Singing used to be my passion in life, it was what I lived for, but to be honest the day I walked into the Dojang, singing took the back seat.

I was hooked, the idea of respect to the instructor, the idea of getting mentally fit and tough as well as physically flexible and strong, coming out of my shell and releasing so much bottled up anger was great.

I now train twice a week and from the moment one training session ends I can't wait for the next one, seeing the Black belts in all their glory, makes me want to strive and never give up until I'm a GrandMaster 9th Dan blackbelt.

Taekwondo has changed me in a matter of only 6 weeks, I am a white belt and my grading test is in 3 weeks. I am going to try my hardest to take the next step to becoming a black belt by getting my yellow tag :)

Deb's Reply

Hey Aoife

Thanks so much for reaching out. So pleased to hear taekwondo is helping you so much.

Good luck with your belt test and let us know how you get on.

Deb :-)

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Jul 25, 2011
awesome post
by: Anonymous

nice good luck on continuing your journey.

Jun 24, 2011
by: Aoife

Thank You Anonymous and all the best in your future tests, and remember just because you reach a black belt doesn't mean the journey has ended :)

Jun 22, 2011
keep it up!
by: Anonymous

Your story really connected with me! Today marks the end of my second year into my tae kwon do journey...and I am currently a Red/3 Stripe - hoping to test in August for Candidate level. Although it is exciting, I can't believe how far I've come in such a short time. I wish you nothing but the best on your path! And remember, NEVER, EVER GIVE UP!

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