Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Eye Of The Tiger

Last Saturday Allan participated in a TaeKwon Do tournament here in town.  They had a great turn out of competitors from around the area.  This was the first time I've been able to go to a tournament that he has been in.  He has done so well in other tournaments and I knew he would in this one too.
There were quite a few black belts there!  This wasn't all of them but only the group I got a picture of.
There was a good group of lower ranks also, kids and adults alike.
Allan competed in patterns first.
He received a bronze medal in this event!  I don't know how he remembers all of this and in the right order, too!

Next, was sparring.  I love to watch sparring but I just cringe when some of those kicks and punches connect!
He actually bloodied the nose of his opponent in his first match.  This is a reason I don't participate in this sport!  I would have cried and never came back to the match.  He ended up winning this match!
 And...he also won his second match which resulted in him winning the gold medal for sparring!
Lastly he competed in breaking. He got a silver medal in this event!
Another reason I don't do this-that has to hurt!

I'm very proud of Allan and all that he has accomplished in TaeKwon Do.  He works really hard and is so dedicated to it.

1 comment:

  1. Well, I'm sure impressed and like you, I want no part of this. I think it is amazing to watch but I'll stay on the sidelines. :o) Blessings for a lovely week!