Tuesday, August 30, 2011

An Amazing Day at TKD

Steven's Family Tae Kwon Do is one of the best things that has come into our lives this past year. I can't say enough good things about Mr. Stevens. My kids have grown in confidence, in skill, in respect & in many other ways as well.
Today the oldest three tested for their next belts. One of the things they had to do in their testing was to break a board. All were nervous but Sweet Pea was really feeling the fear and doubt. I talked to her and told her unless she believed she could do it she would guarantee her failure. Mr. Stevens had told her basically the same thing. Needless to say they all made me extremely proud. Here are some pictures. I think after these you will see why.
I literally sprinted to get my camera when I saw they had started while I was chasing down Princess. This was right after Elvis kicked the board & split it in half. His face was priceless. It was a mix of "I can't believe I did that!" and "That was AWESOME!"

Bowing to respect & thank Mr. Stevens & the other black belt.
He did yell out after he broke the board, "I DID IT!" Everyone cracked up & started clapping and cheering.

Next was Sweet Pea.

Winding up for her kick........

.......and she broke the board!
I was sad I didn't get the actual break on camera but I did see it in person.

Last of our 3 was Boo Bear.
Here she is lining up her kick before she actually puts power behind it.

This time I got the shot!!!!!!
She broke it on her first kick and man did she hit it!

Mr. Stevens talking to everyone afterward.

All the kids that broke boards were allowed to keep them. This made my kids VERY happy & proud. Princess came over to give them hugs once they came off the floor.

After this Mr. Stevens, at the kid's request, signed & dated their boards. How cool is that? They are going to keep them in their rooms as a kind of trophy. I was bursting with pride for them. Their self confidence rose a thousand notches today.

Thank you, Mr. Stevens!


Julie Ensor said...

Thanks a lot... I told you during the testing that they almost made me cry. Now you did it. Ha ha! So excited for their big day!! :)

Rhonda said...

Congratulations to your kiddos! Just wow!