Taekwondo Grandma Kathy E
by Katherine Evans
(Cleveland, Ohio USA)
I guess my journey began when I would bring my then 4 year old grandson to taekwondo (4 years ago). I would sit and watch my grandson with other mothers, fathers, and grandparents.
I decided to try out a class in October of 2009. The next day I was so sore that I could barely get out of bed but I stuck with it. The black belts that I train with encouraged me to keep going as well did the younger students.
I now have a yellow belt and preparing to test for an orange belt. Pretty good for a soon to be 58 year old grandmother!
I was so nervous when I tested and I just knew that I could not break boards, but guess what...?
... I did!
When you hear the board breaking that is the most wonderful sound and the feeling is awesome.
I am having the time of my life and I am also in better shape then I have ever been.Deb's Reply
Great to hear from you. I love your story. It takes courage to start training at any age, but it's especially hard when you're in your 50's and beyond.
Well done with the board breaking and belt tests and I'm really glad you are having the time of your life.
I'm going to send you a free copy of my e-book 'Staying on the Path' because there's a story in there by a lady called Mary Davis that I think will inspire you in your taekwondo.
Thanks for a great story :-)
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