Brian and Honor both have been enjoying the work-outs at their new Taekwondo school. The coaches work them very hard (very, very hard!), but they are always laughing and having fun too. Brian has had taekwondo before, in Cairo, but the school here started him at white belt again. They’re young and it’s all good review. Brian wasn’t concerned as he didn’t feel it was a negative. Review, work hard, and there’s a chance he’ll move up faster than new students. They had their first exam today, and he has already jumped one belt! Honor only went up the one, but she did a great job and she’s not jealous, she knows that Brian has more experience than she does. I like that they work so well together in class, and I really enjoyed the fact that they got to test together today.
Then Brian and Honor get ready to test first.
They start the poomse (form) together, although Brian left Honor behind on this as he’s much more confident with the movements.
They had to demonstrate their kicks and punches.
No boards to break, but they had to demonstrate their abilities and strength against pads the instructor held.
Finally, their new belts were presented.
Honor earned her white with yellow stripe, and Brian jumped to a yellow belt. I am so proud of them both!