Second Degree Blue Belt Testing

17 September 2017

It's that time again.  Belt Testing for taekwondo.

For each belt, Quinn has to learn the philosophy about the belt and also remember the philosophies of the previous belts.  It's alot to remember and it's why Don has created flash cards for him.

Also with each new belt Quinn has to learn a new set of "forms" or a new routine.  With each belt the forms gets a little harder...and he has to remember the forms for all the previous belts.  So for this test he had to remember 5 forms, which is a total of 90 moves!!   Phew!

In the past we have practiced forms at home with Quinn but it's getting to be too much for all of us.  So Quinn has been attending both the yellow/green belt classes in additional to his blue belt class to help him remember all of the forms.   That's 90 minutes of forms practice.

Belt testing.  Quinn and the two boys, Daniel and Jack, practiced all their forms as warm up to testing.  Daniel is testing for his red belt and has been a great friend to Quinn in class.  Very positive and encouraging and funny!  They may get in trouble occasionally.


Quinn and Jack are the only blue belts at the Thousand Oaks TKD location so they stick together.  Jack is a funny little character and these two may get in trouble occasionally too.


Here's our tough guy breaking a board on his first try with an elbow strike.

Breaking Board - 2nd Degree Blue Belt Testing from amy white on Vimeo.

Belt presentation.  Jack wasn't there so it was just Quinn.


Looking back at when Quinn first started there were 13 kids in his class.  There are a couple that are still going to TKD but most have dropped out.  So proud of our kid for sticking to his Black Belt Goals.

This picture is from JUNE 2016.


Then Master Solstig asked Quinn to tell a joke.  "The teacher asked me if I was Chewing Gum.  I said no, I'm Quinn White."  It got some laughs.





Do your best move.


Falling.


Palm to face.


High Five.  Master Stolsig encourages Quinn to push himself and that mistakes are ok.  But you have to try.


Quinn getting a lift from Hayden.


Master Stolsig with Quinn, Hayden, and Vivaan with their shiny new belts.


Master Ocampo.  Quinn is working on his Ocampo hair.




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