Thursday, May 19, 2011

First Tae Kwan Do Exhibition

Benjamin and Sam have been in Tae Kwan Do for about 4 weeks now.  They're styles are very different.  Sam throws his whole self into class and his 'HYE YA!'s are very loud.  Benjamin is a bit quieter, but he watches and makes sure that he's doing the movements right.  This last Saturday the boys had an exhibition.  A Tae Kwan Do exhibition is when all the classes from a school show off their talents.  Grand Master Moon has students from base ages 4-18, Grand Grandmaster Moon has students from base 18+ and both master Moons have students off base.

A traditional Korean band came down from Seoul to play for the event.  I'm not sure why they dressed up like clowns.  But the music was pretty cool.

To start off the exhibition all the students lined up and went through the warm up exercises.  Benjamin and Sam are in the  back row because they are white belts.

Sam is so serious here.

He gets a little lost in the middle of warm ups.

Benjamin following along.

After warm ups the white belts went first, and since the other two white belts didn't come it was just Benjamin and Sam.

Sam already broke a board because he was so excited

Bowing to show respect to audience.

Bowing to show respect to the board holders.

Front Kick...


Getting ready to bow again.
On Breaking boards, Sam: That was really cool, I broke TWO!
Benjamin: Whoa
Sam broke boards with a quick, hard front kick.  Benjamin took four tries to break his board, he was nervous and didn't want to kick that hard.  But with a little encouragement he got that board broken.  

After the white belts went all the other belts had a turn to show off.  Then the grown ups, then the show team.  Those guys cut apples in half blind folded off a sword doing a back flip.  It was rad.  They also did some movie stunts and a blindfolded bell stunt.  It was a cool thing to watch and the boy liked being a part of the exhibition.

Benjamin and Sam on Grand Grand Master Moon's lap

The whole school of Master Moon.

1 comment:

  1. Wow, Benjamin and Sam, that looked like a lot of fun! :D I wish I knew how to break a board like that! Great job!

    Love, Aunt Emily