I mentioned in conversation a couple of days ago that I was going to be starting to learn Kyokushin Karate in Japan and that I was very excited. One of the people involved in the discussion mentioned that the first few months of any martial art is going to be less interesting, but if I … Continue reading Respect the Belt… Respect the Art.
I want to preface this post by saying that I don’t get it. I have been in Taekwondo for four and a half years, and have in that time achieved my 2nd Dan Black Belt… but even before I started I am reasonably sure that I would not have gotten it. A commentator on Australian … Continue reading Taekwondo: Care to comment?
As part of my requirements for my Second Dan Black Belt test, I was required to break two 1.5" slabs of concrete. Damn does it feel good... now that it's behind me! I spent so much time talking about it, here is the video! -M Mitch Breaking Bricks!
This past Saturday I pre-tested for my Second Dan Black Belt test. The actual test is this coming Saturday, June 2. The Second Dan candidates were given a writing assignment to complete: “My Future Goals in Tae Kwon Do and Why I Want to Achieve Them.” I spent most of Sunday thinking about this, and … Continue reading T-5: Part One
It was the title of my favourite Barenaked Ladies song, but in this context it is a lot scarier. I have been working toward my Second Degree Black Belt... well, really since I started Taekwondo in January of 2009, and then since I earned my Black Belt in June of 2010 but in reality I have … Continue reading One Week…
It is difficult to imagine, but I am now inside the three week mark. In nineteen days – June 2nd, 2012 – I will be testing for my Second Dan Black Belt in Taekwondo. I have not been blogging as much as I should, so I am going to take this opportunity to review the … Continue reading 19 Days Out: Where my Black Belt prep stands!