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Black Belt Essays

Taekwondo America’s First 9th Degree – A Biography

Robby Lacy took his first taekwondo class in April 1977(one month before the first Star Wars film was released).  His uncle came across the school on his mail route and decided to bring his son and nephew in to try class.  Schools were not as fancy then, and the space had a tile workout floor … Continue reading »

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Tough Love

As a parent, one of the hardest things is denying what your child wants short term in exchange for what’s better for them long term. It would be so much easier on our hearts to protect them from failure, shield them from experiences that scare them, and keep them from getting hurt – but the … Continue reading »

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Why I Want to Be a Black Belt by Mr. Goetze

Black Belt Essay – Mr. Goetze, 13 years-old, October 2013 My name is Jack Goetze and many people ask me “Why I want to be a black belt?”  The story is really when I decided to become a black belt and that was the day I earned my Yellow Belt. Before that day my parents … Continue reading »

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My Journey to Black Belt by Mr. B. Chan

Black Belt Essay – Mr. B. Chan, 9 years-old, October 2013 I’ve wanted to get my black belt since I started Tae Kwon Do over two years ago. It’s been mostly my only goal and I think it’s almost everyone’s goal when they start. Earning my black belt would be so awesome because it would … Continue reading »

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My Journey to Black Belt by Mr. Nadimpalli

Black Belt Essay – Mr. Nadimpalli, 14 years-old, October 2013 Throughout my life, I have participated in many activities such as Chess, Swimming, and playing Cricket. Compared to these experiences, my past two years in Valley Ranch Taekwondo America was more boisterous and influential. When I first started, I was just a 12-year old kid … Continue reading »

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