9 year old Johnson's Student talks about the tenets of TaeKwonDo and how they relate to free-spa

10 Tenets that relate to free sparring by 9 year old Johnson's Student- Swaycha Goli Honor Free sparring shows honor by students following the rules even though it is free sparring. It also shows honor with being easy on people and not trying to hurt people. In free sparring honor is also in your technique. Your technique shows how much you really care even about free sparring and how much respect and hard work you put into your technique. There is also honor in what technique you choose to do. Courtesy In free sparring, courtesy is not kicking people or any hand technique in any area that is not allowed. Courtesy in free sparring is also attacking at people at a good speed and letting other

My Taekwondo Essay by 9 year old student Swaycha Goli

Monday, August 16, 2010 at 9:18PM My performance of an act of community service was helping my old preschool "primrose" raise money for the primrose foundation. Children’s foundation funds are then used for children and families in need. Every year individual Primrose Schools raise money through "Spring Fling" .It is a fun filled event where teachers , parents and children participate in running games ,silent auctions and selling food. I had the opportunity to be in charge of one of the games "drop the ball". The game had a ball which had to be dropped on a board with nails on it. There were six spaces at the bottom, before the ball falls the player has to guess the space it would fall into.

A 9 year old with wisdom to share

A 9 year old student at Johnson's chose to incorporate "setting and achieving a personal vicory" as part of his belt test. He talks about how three of the tenets of TaeKwonDo helped him to achieve his goals in swimming. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Essay: Set and achieve one personal victory by Siddhartha Das I am a member of the Walden Creek Wahoos swim team. Last year was the first time I swam for the team. At that time, I couldn't even swim one whole lap. I always got seventh or lower ranks in every stroke-Freestyle, Backstroke, Breastroke, and Butterfly. Freestyle was my best stroke. In backstroke, I always

Living a Day Mute

One of our Junior Students by the name of Soham Basu decided to live a day mute and to make that part of his next belt test. At Johnson's TaeKwonDo & Leadership Academy, we call this empathy training. Random House defines empathy as "the intellectual identification with or vicarious experiencing of the feelings, thoughts, or attitudes of another. " To teach empathy involves getting the student to identify with another person...to understand what it would be like to walk in their shoes. This is what Soham set out to do as part of his martial arts training-an exercise that gave Soham a new outlook on those with disabilities. Soham Basu took 3 attempts to achieve his goal of refraining from spe

My Journey

Taekwondo Essay on the martial arts journey by Rishi Sundaresan Everyone has a goal in his/her life, and they have a process to achieve it. The process can take days, weeks, months, years, or decades. If one wants to do well on a test in a few days, the process will take a few days. Martin Luther King’s Goal of African Americans having equal rights as Whites took years to accomplish. Overseas, Mahatma Gandhi’s goal of India being free from the British took about a decade to achieve. My goal in Taekwondo was to achieve a black belt, and the process did begin when I was a White belt, but I will narrate the process from Senior Red belt since that the 2 months prior to testing for a Black belt w

9 Year Old Martial Artist to Teach 1,000 People About Diabetes!

My name is Renuka Dabli. I am 9 years old. I am in 4th grade, and a student of Johnson’s Taekwondo. As part of my Black Belt Project Last Year I conducted a leadership project to educate people on how to prevent diabetes. I chose this topic because my dad has diabetes a,nd I am seeing very closely how tough life becomes when one has diabetes. Diabetes is a disease in which a person gets high blood sugar. There are 2 types of diabetes, type 1 and type 2. Diabetes can seriously affect all organs of your body. Because diabetes is a disease mostly caused by lifestyle and heredity, steps can be taken to prevent it. So I decided to spread the word about diabetes. I made slides and presented them a

A Personal Victory by Vishnu Gottiparthy

One of our young students talks about a personal victory of his...He used the tenet perseverance to achieve his goal. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- I have been on a cricket team for a few months now. We play against one other team in our league. In the first few games we had, we lost. As a team, we all set goals as individuals, so that we can each improve in the areas we are weaker in, and better our team on the whole. My first goal was to be able to prevent any balls from crossing the boundary of the field behind the batsman. My second goal was to be able to hit a few balls without getting out when I

There are 1825 days in 5 years

Now, we all know that eating a balanced diet of fruits and vegetables is one of the keys to a higher quality of life. Everyone also seems to know that physical activity of at least 30 minutes a day will make them feel better, seem less tired, and help with their concentration. I can go on to say that every body who drinks, smokes, and raids the coffee machine 10 times daily all pretty much know the same things and have access to the same information regarding their health. Why is it then that more people are not living like champions? 'Cause it is pretty darn hard! Between work, school, taking care of the kids, homework, mowing the lawn, and getting the kids to violin practice, We are lucky

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