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My daughter's 4th Dan Black Belt test

  1. Apr 1, 2013 #1


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    I returned home yesterday from North Carolina and wanted to give an update via some pics.

    In the motel the evening before her test.

    https://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/393x295q90/r/526/img0194hi.jpg [Broken]

    Doing a little tune-up at the Masters dojo the morning before the test.

    https://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/393x295q90/r/21/img0195hc.jpg [Broken]

    The written portion of the test at the Masters dojo.

    https://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/393x295q90/r/707/img0196qs.jpg [Broken]

    Her Master, President of US Taekwon-do Council, and ITF rep watching her.

    https://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/393x295q90/r/803/img0211h.jpg [Broken]

    With the Master after an outstanding test.

    https://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/393x295q90/r/109/img0217wa.jpg [Broken] http://imageshack.us/a/img109/174/img0217wa.jpg [Broken]

    I'll post some of the action pics from the movies I took when time permits.
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    I'm very impressed! Good for her :approve:!
  4. Apr 1, 2013 #3


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    Good indeed! That has taken dedication.
  5. Apr 1, 2013 #4
    Congratulate her from me!! Well done!
  6. Apr 1, 2013 #5

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    Awesome! I bow to her! Much respect. :approve:
  7. Apr 1, 2013 #6
    Totally Awesome! Congratulations to her on her achievement :)
  8. Apr 1, 2013 #7
    I bet that was a fun trip! What does her foot tattoo say?
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    She's grown into a beautiful, talented and DANGEROUS woman!!
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    I was also. Even after following her nearly 14 years now.

    Her dedication comes in part from the reward of preserving the "traditional taekwon-do" style of Choi Hong Hi.

    I'll be sending her a link to this thread when she's home. She was to leave from Norfolk, VA this afternoon but there was a mechanical problem with her plane, so tomorrow.

    And I know she feels much respect for you. As do I.

    Will do.

    Outstanding trip. I'll have to ask exactly what the foot tattoo say. Some quote I believe. She also has this on the side of her neck. It means “Pil Sung” translates as “I am confident of certain victory.”

    Very Dangerous. Here's some action frames from some of my videos.

    Defending a knife thrust.

    http://imageshack.us/a/img526/241/knifethrust.jpg [Broken]

    First sparing match. Block and follow-up kick.

    http://imageshack.us/a/img703/2940/firstmatchblock.jpg [Broken]
    http://imageshack.us/a/img690/5412/firstmatchfollowup.jpg [Broken]

    Slipping in a side kick in second sparing match.

    http://imageshack.us/a/img19/9729/secondmatchslipin.jpg [Broken]

    Third sparing match. Faking a high kick w/block followed by one to the ribs.

    http://imageshack.us/a/img819/3218/thirdmatchfakehighkickb.jpg [Broken]
    http://imageshack.us/a/img209/4294/thirdmatchafterbateingf.jpg [Broken]

    Head shot in her forth sparing match.

    http://imageshack.us/a/img856/8651/forthmatchheadshot.jpg [Broken]

    Final match defending a multi-attack.

    http://imageshack.us/a/img94/998/fifthmatchdefendingmult.jpg [Broken]
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  11. Apr 3, 2013 #10


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    More Pics.

    This one shows off her new belt and her Master.

    http://imageshack.us/a/img594/4282/newbeltandthemaster.jpg [Broken]

    Here's the Certain Victory (Pil Sung) tattoo.

    http://imageshack.us/a/img856/9641/pilsungtattoo.jpg [Broken]

    The day after the test was back to learning. A Referee Seminar with Classroom and hands-on training.

    http://imageshack.us/a/img23/2795/refereeseminar.jpg [Broken]
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  12. Apr 3, 2013 #11


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    You know I have just a white belt in English, so congratulations threads are a problem for me - I don't want to repeat what others wrote, but I can't kick high enough to wrote something on my own. I feel like Doc Al wrote exactly what I think (even if we are looking from completely different POVs). Respect!
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    Please congratulate her for me! That's an awesome achievement.

    My two sons and I have also been involved in TKD under Master Rubino and Grandmaster Duk Sun having reached 1st Dan for me and 2nd and 3rd for them and we know the incredible time and effort that must be put in to get to that level. My younger son still goes to class and teaches classes for kids at the local YMCA.

    Can you tell us about her 4th Dan test? Has she competed in any tournaments?

    Did you also take TKD?

    I ask because during our TKD summer camp one year, a daughter took out her Dad with a kick and a leg sweep in a sparring session. He was both a proud Dad and an embarrassed black belt at the same time.

    I found a TKD reference for the Pil Sung characters:

  14. Apr 3, 2013 #13
    Cool, did not know Pil Seung originated from Taekwondo. I mostly hear it used as a greeting by soldiers in the Korean army
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    And my fatherly pride has evolved into Much Respect now that she's an adult. What I respect most is her dedication to preserving the "traditional taekwon-do" style of General Choi Hong Hi. She's done this by teaching children for about 7 years now. The title of her required thesis is "A Guide For Teaching Taekwon-do to Children"

    I can tell you there was, as I replied to Borek, a thesis, along with a written test, patterns, one-steps, take-downs, joint locks, sparring, board breaking, she had to be at least 20 years old, know the Korean meaning/history of the patterns, speak and understand all the Korean terminology; for all belt levels up through 4th degree. For me to explain would be like asking a 1st grader to derive Maxwell's Equations.

    More than I can count in both ITF and WTF styles as well as ATA competitions.

    No. But she took me out when she was an orange belt not realizing the effectiveness of a well place front kick to the solar plexus.

    Well that's because the International Taekwon-Do Federation (ITF) was founded by a General in the Korean Army; General Choi Hong Hi. As a mater of fact, my daughters Master was a personal friend of the General and I have proof. I took this picture of a picture when her Master was younger and acting as General Choi's body guard due to death threats.

    https://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/393x295q90/r/801/img0198gh.jpg [Broken]

    That's her Master to the left of Choi Hong Hi as they were exiting a plane. There were other pics of the them in their suits with shoes in an office doing controlled jump front kicks where the shoes were about a millimeter short of contacting the chin.
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  16. Apr 4, 2013 #15
    Balling suits :biggrin:
  17. Apr 6, 2013 #16
    are you an military kid?

    dad, you are embarrassing me, lol:
    http://imageshack.us/a/img819/3218/thirdmatchfakehighkickb.jpg [Broken]
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    I don't know which I like to watch most; Sparring or breaking. Here's some video frame breaking pictures.

    Side kick. 2 boards

    http://imageshack.us/a/img201/4651/sidekick.jpg [Broken]

    360° reverse kick. 3 boards

    http://imageshack.us/a/img6/6053/360reversekick.jpg [Broken]

    Elbow strike. 2 boards

    http://imageshack.us/a/img689/1724/elbowstrick.jpg [Broken]

    Speed break from spinning kick (4 pics). 1 board

    http://imageshack.us/a/img27/6100/reversespinkick1.jpg [Broken]

    http://imageshack.us/a/img11/2408/reversespinkick2.jpg [Broken]

    http://imageshack.us/a/img12/8465/reversespinkick3.jpg [Broken]

    http://imageshack.us/a/img585/9423/reversespinkick4.jpg [Broken]
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    When my son was preparing for his black belt test he needed to break board with two different techniques and he decided one should be a roundhouse kick. On his first try he missed slightly and gashed his foot requiring a trip to ER and several painful stitches and a six month delay before trying again.
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    No I am not
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