Monday, April 12, 2010

Taekwondo Grading

Yesterday I attended my third grading for taekwondo. Luckily it wasn't a hot day as you have no opportunity to rest or take a drink but it's all over in 10 to 15 minutes anyway. My partner for the grading was Steven, a yellow three (seventh geup) whom I'd not met previously, who was grading for his blue belt. I was a yellow two (eighth geup) going for yellow three.

Only five weeks after learning my second pattern I thought I did rather well and considering that I was invited to grade after having only learnt it for three weeks and then had a week off for Easter it wasn't too bad at all. Much easier than learning the first pattern which took about three months.

I scored a 70 for my self defence and that was probably my most worrying technique to be honest. It was also my highest score but I'm pretty pleased with my pass. Now I have to concentrate on a new pattern and remember taeguk 2 (the second pattern) to get to blue belt. Maybe another 12 months down the track I can go for red belt but there is still much to learn. And I'm enjoying learning it.


Anonymous said...

Bravo. Great job. Take care now!!

James said...

Only 10 to 15 min to achieve your next grade??