Those things in life that we find the hardest to do are the things that we are most thankful we did. I have learned that a black belt is nothing more than a belt that goes around your waist, but becoming a black belt is a state of mind and attitude. Also its’ not just the accumulation of knowledge, but the realization of one’s self with-in that constitutes true progress in becoming a black belt. Three and a half years ago a black belt meant that I was able to beat up anyone I wanted. Now I have a different meaning of what a black belt is. One who has respect, humility, perseverance, self-control, and honesty. I truly believe that becoming a black belt one needs to obtain these five values and a true black belt knows that it’s only through determination that one accomplishes these great things.
When I started Tae Kwon Do, I did not expect to change. Maybe become more physically fit and to meet new people but not to think differently or act differently. After all this time, I understand the reason for bowing as a sign of respect. I have learned how to show respect to people whether they are black belts or not; I show respect to people that I probably wouldn’t before starting Tae Kwon Do. I try my hardest to act kind and considerate to everyone because they appreciate it, I feel good about myself and so would they. Respect is a big issue for me now, because people who I see that don’t respect others really bother me. It is not right to disrespect someone. Tae Kwon Do has taught me to respect all people because everyone is important and deserves respect. Another thing that I have learned through Tae Kwon Do is to concentrate. Before training, I used to have problems concentrating on schoolwork and I was constantly getting sidetracked with other things that I thought was more important and more interesting than studying or doing schoolwork. Tae Kwon Do taught me to concentrate I believe from the practicing and training. I have noticed that now I can block out certain things out of my head and concentrate on one task at a time.
Introduction This essay will analyse the extent to which the values of normalisation/social role valorisation apply in respect of care for people with dementia. The essay will begin by briefly acknowledge Nirje's principles of normalisation and then outline the seven core themes of Wolfensberger's theory of normalisation. These will incorporate some criticisms of wolfensberger's work by other ...
It is obvious that physically Tae Kwon Do has affected my life in making me more physically fit as now I can keep up better with the classes that we have. I do not get tired as quickly during classes and feel better and more energetic at the end of classes. Tae Kwon Do has affected me in more ways than I could ever count, but one thing I learned in Tae Kwon Do, it is to not give up, to continue and to always face new challenges with determination. Tae Kwon Do is obviously not the only sport on the planet, nor is it the only martial art on the planet, but it is unique and has it’s own style all it’s own. When I started, I did not know this would affect me in any way, but it has. Personally I find many changes in myself since I started three years ago that I am sure will be with me the rest of my life. And after my Black Belt test, I do not know what the future has in store, but I am going to continue learning and training to be the best I can be at this sport.
I never had any goals for Tae Kwon Do, but to become a black belt. My main goal at that time was to have endurance and not to quit any time soon. Now I have a different state of mind. Goals after my black belt would be the same as the one I have now; to continue my training and continue to learn. I want to learn everything about it and definitely do not want to forget anything that I have learned here. Maybe I could be able to pass on the same enthusiasm that was shown to me by other students who introduced me to the sport. Maybe I could show someone how to enjoy Tae Kwon Do for a lot more than just a few kicks and punches that might look good to an observer. Tae Kwon Do has become a very important part of my life and I wish to keep it this way, because I cannot imagine life without it anymore; or even if I could, it would be a very empty life because this is something that I look forward to every day that I train.
... are now planting the seeds which will one day take root and blossom into Tae Kwon Do's philosophy, total positive development of each ... Just like the metamorphosis an individual goes through from white belt to black belt and eventually Master, so the transition of the unification ... sense of responsibility to help and respect all forms of life. This takes a great deal of hard training and many ...
In the Bible it says to trust in the Lord with all you heart and lean not unto your own understanding and this is true because there have been times where I truly had to but all my trust in God so that I would know that everything would be alright. The hardest thing in Tae Kwon Do is to endure all that comes at you, weather it is a broken rib or a beat down by Master Johnny. I just have to remember that why I’m doing this and what my focus is and most importantly how bad I want it. I give all praises to God because with out him I know that I would never be able to do what I’m doing right know. My Grandma always told me that I can do all things through Christ Jesus who give me strength but it never really hit me until I read it for myself and know I can truly say that I can do all things through Christ Jesus who give me strength.
There is nothing that I can say about what a black belt means to me that hasn’t already been said in my essay. The final part in this stage of my life is to physically go through the test in the days to come, to succeed and to move on. Remembering that day will be easy, as it is going to be one of the most important days of my life. Starting Tae Kwon Do three years ago, as a white belt, as being born into the world of sport. Now, entering the stage of becoming a black belt, the space that is to be explored beyond the sun and completion of this part of my training. Soon it will be decided if I have what it takes to become a black belt. This essay has made me think about things that I have not thought about before, it has made m realize just how much I have changed and how I will likely continue to change as times change and I grow older. I believe the day I receive my black belt will come when I am ready, and that day will be soon. I can now only hope and pray my feelings are correct. Demond Wade was my first instructor and I thank him because if it wasn’t for Demond I never would have had the pleasure of testing to become a black belt in Tae Kwon Do. He is a great instructor and is one person that pushes and demands the best of me because that just the kind of person that he is. Demond later introduced me to the whole TKD family like Miss Mozee, Miss Jenkins, and Miss Glenn who are like my sister of Tae Kwon Do Miss Jill Hoxie who I truly believe is the mom of Tae Kwon Do because she takes care of all of us and she steers us in the right direction at all time and beats us when we’re bad. The last person is one of the most skillful and talented martial artist I have ever met, 6th Degree Black Belt Master Johnny Jenkins. A man who has inspired me to go the distance and be the best at what I do, not only in Tae Kwon Do, but in life.
Tae Kwon Do vs. Aerobic Kickboxing Have you been searching for a modernistic style of workout? Perhaps you would like to receive more visible results than your current work out. Have you ever considered an exercise program that combines a heart racing, aerobic style work out, with characteristics of martial arts form? There are two very clear and competitive options available: Tae Kwon Do and ...
I want to Thank Master Johnny whole-heartedly for all that he has done for me and, collectively, for the other students. I know that Master Johnny is a great martial artist, but it takes more than that to be an exceptional instructor. He wants his students to be special and he wants them to realize the potential that he sees in them. Few other martial arts instructors would give personal attention that Master Johnny does to his students in being that they perform a technique that correct way, or in preparing them for demonstrations and competitions. Master Johnny is something very demanding, but I realize that this is because he wants to be sure that his students will learn what they came here to learn. He is also proud of all his students, as evidenced by the fact that he invites all of us whenever there is a demonstration opportunity. Now I am in the same admiration of Master Johnny deep and wide knowledge of self-defense and martial arts as I was on the first day I met him. I also know now of his dedication to his work and his students. I look forward to continuing to learn from Master Johnny when I reach my black belt level. I thank God for you Master Johnny and I thank you for all the hard work that you put in to make me the man that I am today. Tae Kwon Do is one of the hardest things that I have been face with and one of the most thankful things that I did.