Monday, September 10, 2007

Talk about wrong place wrong time.

Reminds me of the last tournament when a concerned parent couldn't find her child and we calmly told her that a martial arts tournament was the worst place to try to kidnap a kid.

BOGOTA (Reuters) - A karate academy was not the best target for a robbery, a Colombian thief found when his attempt got the chop from practicing students, police said on Friday.

The robber was recovering in a hospital in Santander province north of Bogota after the martial artists used their combat skills and took away his gun.

"An individual entered a martial arts school with a firearm but they managed to react, put their knowledge to use and disarmed him," Santander police commander Col. Julio Cesar Santoyo told local Caracol radio.

Saturday, September 08, 2007

Life lessons

I learned a very important life lesson today. When wearing a taekwondo uniform in a parade, the sun can get in the opening at the chest. So now there is a nice triangle shaped sunburn on my chest. Great.

Sunday, September 02, 2007

2nd Degree

Today I officially tested for my 2nd Degree Black Belt. It was an interesting time, but in the end, I passed! After not really worrying about my board breaks, I started to set up too far away from the step jump reverse side kick and didn't hit the board well enough. It took all three tries but I finally got it. So, on Tuesday, I will get the rank I've been working toward all year.