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I'm a bit behind on posting but I wanted to catch up on a few highlights in December.
On December 18th Tracy tested for her black belt in TaeKwonDo.
She's been training in TKD since she was 4 years old.
At the test she had to perform 4 TKD patterns or forms-- Do-San, Yul-Gok, Choong-Moo, and Kwang-Gae. That's a LOT to remember for a just barely 7 year old.  She had to break a board and then spar against first one, then two, then three black belts at once.
All of these things are a struggle for Tracy since she is very timid.
We are very proud of how far she has come!!

Board Break


Tracy getting creamed in her 1 on 3 fight.   She did her best against 3 people all 2-3 times her size.  You don't have to win, you just have to get out there and do your best to earn your belt.


Yay!  My little black belt!


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plinko
Dec. 29th, 2008 02:35 pm (UTC)
That's just so awesomely cool! How proud you must be of her! :D :D Tiny ninja girl. So, does this mean she has graduated? Or are there more classes to take after getting the black belt?
wizegut
Dec. 29th, 2008 10:53 pm (UTC)
She is going to continue to work and train. If she keeps up the pace she is on, then in around a year she can test for 2nd degree. It doesn't stop really. You can go up to something crazy like 8th or 9th degree. Each step usually takes at least as many years as your current degree. So 2nd to 3rd is 2 years, 3rd to 4th is minimum 3 years etc..
fiberguyr1
Dec. 29th, 2008 02:51 pm (UTC)
Tell her congrats from us. I have been waiting for this post since Andrew had his. We've got our first student going up for black this coming February.
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