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Testing

Why My Kids Needed to No Change (And I Needed To Let Them)

As a mother I can assure you that there is an actual physical pain you feel in the moment when you watch your child work so very hard for something and not succeed. I know this more than most parents – I’ve watched my three children not pass their testing over 15 times all together. … Continue reading »

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Testing Cycle Week 2: Let’s Kick It Up a Notch

Today begins the second full week of the testing cycle.  By this time all colored belts should be familiar with at least the first half of their new form.  I realize it’s a busy time with the start of the school year and trying to get back into a set routine for a lot of … Continue reading »

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Testing Cycle Week 1: The Basics

No matter what belt you are, each testing cycle at our school begins the same way.  The first week of the cycle we always focus on the basics – after all, how can you hope to properly execute a jump spin hook kick if you don’t understand the principles behind a plain hook kick?  Improving … Continue reading »

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Why Choose Failure When Success Is An Option?

I love teaching taekwondo.  Almost every day, without fail, a moment happens that is truly great.  Every now and then though, something happens that makes you realize you could never be this happy doing anything else.  Yesterday I was lucky enough to have one of those moments. Our first class back at the end of … Continue reading »

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