A demanding full-day test of endurance. A difficult personal interview. A sincere four-page essay on what a Black Belt means to you. Momentous service projects finished after a year or more of preparation. A critical pre-test determining your ability to go forward. Intense hours of sparring, stances, footwork, technique, forms, and demonstrations finalized
Here is a great photo of a student who is testing for his yellow belt making a great board break. This part of the test is not about just the physical ability and technique – but more about breaking through the fear one person may have in anything that they may have ahead of them.
During the month of October Balanced Life Skills students made presentations at 3 schools in our area on bully prevention. Mr. Joe was able to speak at each school and engage them in conversation about what it means to be a good friend. The schools that have heard the message were Chesapeake Montessori, Chesapeake Academy
Joey S. gets it. He has been working so hard over the last year as he trains in tae kwon do and in his personal training too. Joey has become one of the physically strongest students in class – in fact one of the most improved too. This summer he accomplished a very tough goal
Colin and Gavin are brothers. Colin started training 2 years ago and Gavin watched until he was old enough to start just 3 months ago. Gavin had stood on the side wanting so bad to be in class and he copied everything his brother did. Today Colin received his Tiger Tot Black Belt & Gavin