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Training for the Next Challenge

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

I'm addicted to challenge. Now that my National Board submission is turned in, I'm ready to focus on my next challenge: Testing for my 2nd degree black belt in Taekwondo on June 23-24.

The test may or may not include the following:
Performing 15 forms
Knowing Korean definitions for forms
Performing any number of kick combination as they are called out
Running 1-2 miles
Full-contact sparring for three minutes (minimum three rounds)
"13 minutes of pain" (consecutive one-minute drills of punching, kicking, push-ups, etc.)
Performing defensive take-downs
Escaping from an attacker who sits on you
Escaping from a choke hold
Fighting with weapons
Random attacks

Whew! There's a lot of training involved, but it's super-fun. Coincidentally, I need to lose these stress-pounds that I've gained over the past couple of months. (It's also great timing to fit into my summer shorts -- pretty sure none fit right now!)
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    That Taekwondo list sounds very scary to me - good luck!

    Best wishes with both training for your second degree black belt and with fitting into your summer shorts. That's a good goal.
    701 days ago
    Congratulations on having already earned your black belt and wishing you success with your testing to earn your 2nd degree! emoticon
    705 days ago
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    You're so brave!! emoticon
    707 days ago
  • JOANN25
    Congratulations. Karate is full of energy and you can shed a lot of exercise points. My grandson did this when he was young and it was wonderful for keeping you focused and learning moves.

    You are on the right track.

    707 days ago
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