My sweet boy broke his first board today!!! Huge thank you to Master Dickens for giving him private lessons this month to catch him up. He’s is going back to class next week. He’s anxious over being with the group again. I’m worried about germs because of his immune deficiency . His belt test is in two weeks, only 1 week after IVIG . So we don’t know if he will be healthy or flaring. But we refuse to give up on his Tae Kwan Do. He’s so good and he’s missed so much of his childhood already. Pray for our boy please!??? #doitfordavid#dongskarate#pans#panssucks#prai#praikids#praifor500k
Look at the sweat... I swear its sweat and not tears.
I want to raise the subject of training with a purpose.
Repetitive training especially of basic skills is the path to proficiency; however real advancement takes place when a conscious effort is made to create new ability and skills.
This, as it applies to the martial arts, involves focusing in on a specific point in your training; for example, if you're sparring with your partner, sometimes attempt to purely defend and conserve energy and see how you handle in that situation.
Its said that unless you have a destination, you'll never reach where you want to go. Relate this to your training; hone what you're good at unto the point your skills become reliable, practice what skills you're not good at in hopes that one day they may become usable. Train your body and mind so that they can become anti-fragile.
A study of distance and how quickly it can be closed. "Yes Lee we know distance is the best form of defense"
The basic conundrum of the martial arts is... how do I get in to strike distance, hit the other person, and not be hit myself.
The Grand Master preached angular movement, he teaches (and subsequently so do we now) that yes, while the closest distance between 2 points is a straight line, and TKD is primarily a straight line linear martial art, that while strikes can be thrown straight, they don't have to come from the front of the opponent.
If you're taught to move off and outside shoulder lines, generally you're much safer than standing in front of your opponent and exchanging blows, once you're in this position, yes, straight, as well as circular, as well as grabbing techniques can be used, but do not, where possible, attack head on unless you're willing to be hit.
The raised hands demonstrate the danger zone, and we teach that if you're hit within that zone, its entirely your fault as you allowed them to hit you.
Make sense?! Welcome back to training for this term everyone.
This weekend, my son accomplished something incredible. He’s been a student of Tae Kwon Do since he was barely four years old. On Saturday he achieved the rank of second degree black belt. Most kids don’t make it through a few color belts, but this kid continues to dedicate himself to martial arts. I’m one proud Mommy!
We are excited to announce the newest expansion to our martial arts program. In association with Carteret County Parks & Recreation we will be offering a Beginner Martial Arts Program at Western Park Community Center in Cedar Point.
The program will begin on Monday, April 3rd. Pre-Registration is now open by calling our Main School at 252-222-0444 or by signing up online at www.CapeCarteretKarate.com.
Mondays and Wednesdays.
4:00 - 4:40 Children. 5:00 - 5:45 Families.
This program is for beginner students only, ages 5 and up.