Last night Dylan tested for and received his first dan black belt in taekwondo. He did an awesome job! We are so proud of him. He worked very hard practicing and getting himself ready for the test for weeks prior.
His test consisted of 21 forms, board breaking, sparring, self defense techniques, kicking and punching drills, plus a mile run, push-ups and situps. He had to spar 5 times then had to do a minute with each of 4 people without getting a break. His forms were so crisp and his kicks higher than I have ever seen him do. It is an exhausting test and he did his best in everything.
When he started class as a 3.5 years old, I never imagined this day would come. He was so little and would not even stay on the mat the entire class. He only did the parts he liked then came and sat on my lap. A black belt seemed so far away then. Great job, Dyl!
Here is Dylan with Sabumnin Eddie getting his new belt.
In other news today, Haley earned her yellow belt. She has completed her basic forms so will now start learning the "real" taekwondo forms. I am so proud of her. She didn't watch everyone else and get confused like she sometimes does during class. Here I am giving her her belt and certificate.