Tag: Martial Arts

Essay Contest Finalist #3, Sean Chae, Age 9

                           

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Sean Chae, Age 9

     

Why I Like TaeKwonDo

One of the reasons I like TaeKwonDo is because it makes my busy schedule more fun. Also, my dad promised that when I become a black belt he would join TaeKwonDo with me. He was a TaeKwonDo teacher and taught part-time at a small TaeKwonDo summer school. He is a 3rd degree black belt! Even though we are both busy, we are going to try to come as often as we can so we can spend time together doing a sport we both love.

I also love TaeKwonDo because we have the world’s nicest teacher, Master Edward! He adds fun things while training us students. He turns board breaking into competitions and he lets us have sparring matches with other students. I started TaeKwonDo in Levittown but when we moved to Jericho I refused to change TaeKwonDo schools. But it is still a little far, but it is worth it to become a martial artist! All the instructors are AWESOME! I am proud to be a Korean doing a national Korean sport with other Korean and non-Korean teachers and students.

 

Essay Contest Finalist #2 Cavan McBrien, age 8

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Cavan McBrien, age 8

November 16, 2015–    I just started Taekwondo and I love it.  I love Taekwondo because it’s fun to kicking combos, blocks, and punches.  Board breaking is really fun!  The first time I broke a wooden board was my yellow belt test.  I was very excited and proud.

My masters are great teachers.  They are strong and kind.  They show respect for everyone.  They also teach us respect for each other and for Taekwondo.  We show respect by bowing-in when we enter the Dojang.  We also show respect by listening and paying attention to the masters.  During lessons we always take time to honor our country by saying the Pledge of Allegiance.

I mostly love getting stripes in Taekwondo because it makes me feel happy getting stripes.  It also makes me try harder to get the next belt.  I love Taekwondo because it is fun and it is good for me.

“Why I Love Tae Kwon Do” Writing Contest FOR KIDS 7-12

Tae Kwon Do Life Magazine Kids Writing Contest
Tae Kwon Do Life Magazine Kids Writing Contest

Tae Kwon Do Life Magazine WRITING CONTEST ($25 Prize):
Eligibility: Children 7-12 years old
Topic: “Why I love Tae Kwon Do”
Format: Written- No more than 200 words
Where: tkdlifemagazine@gmail.com
Published: Top 5 Entries will be published on our site with the writer’s photo and name
Winner: Will be Voted on by our Readers.  The winner will receive a $25 Gift Card
When: Submit by November 7, 2015
GOOD LUCK!!

TKD Life Magazine Celebrates the 70th Anniversary of Jidokwan

Jidokwan-The Hose of Wisdom
Jidokwan-The House of Wisdom

October 20, 2015– Jidokwan is one of the original nine schools of the modern Korean martial arts that became Taekwondo and was founded in what is now South Korea at the end of World War II. Its name translates as “School of Wisdom”. The Jidokwan in Korea still exists today. It functions as a social fraternal order.  Jidokwan supports and endorses the Kukkiwon method of Taekwondo, and supports the WTF.

Are you a practitioner of Jidokwan Style of TKD?  Tae Kwon Do Life Magazine is preparing a story on the 70th Anniversary of Jidokwon. We would love memories, stories, and photographs to celebrate this founding style. WE WANT TO HEAR FROM YOU:

tkdlifemagazine@gmail.com

Help us celebrate “THE HOUSE OF WISDOM”