Sunday, May 27, 2012

First Taekwondo Tournament

Waiting for his turn to compete

Being awarded 2nd place for Form

With his trophies
Jonathan attended his first taekwondo tournament last Saturday. This was just a small one sponsored by his school, the Minion Showdown. He was very excited to be awarded the 2nd place trophy for Form and 3rd place for Sparring. He really loves his taekwondo classes and is progressing well. He will be testing for his green belt in about two weeks.
When he started taekwondo last fall, I knew very little about any of the martial arts. Jonathan had wanted to do karate for a long time, and I kept resisting. We won classes at his school's Fall Festival, and when the free period was over, Jonathan continued classes. I have learned quite a bit about what is involved and it is very different from my preconceived idea of martial arts. I have come to see the benefits of the sport: self-discipline, respect, focus and pride in your accomplishments.


Echoes From the Hill said...

My kids all did karate for several years, and it was a wonderful experience for them. I'm glad that Jonathan is doing so well. It will teach him a lot more than self-defense.

Brenda said...

Congratulations to Jonathan!! I am so VERY PROUD of him! Everything
that Jonathan does, he excels at!
I hope to have the opportunity to watch him soon.