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Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Our Taekwondo Star, Jude

Last weekend Jude had another belt testing for his Taekwondo skills.  He did fantastic this testing - he even knocked over and older more advanced boy during his sparing during testing.  So fun!  He was very proud of himself.  

Just like with every testing cycle we have seen some major improvements in Jude.  While we do struggle with some emotional control I believe that Taekwondo is truly helping with Jude's overall behavior and maturity.  Plus the activity is really good for him too.

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Jude is still in the "Tigers" program at ATA Taekwondo but he is moving up. This weekend he earned his Raon the Lion belt. This is the seventh ATA Tigers Belt! It is white with a plain camouflage stripe through the center.  SEVEN belts!!  Go Jude!!  

This year his Taekwondo School had professional pictures.  Here are a couple that we really liked.  He looks so strong and confident.  

His favorite part about being in the Leadership program is getting to have time to learn the weapons.  Such a boy!  

We are so proud of his accomplishments in Taekwondo and look forward to many more in the coming months.  Good job Jude!!!  

Do your children participate in a martial arts program?  If so, which one?

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  1. I've heard that the martial arts can benefit children immensely, and your little guy seems to reinforce that. What an accomplishment, and for someone so young -- Congratulations, Jude! He does look so proud and confident in the pictures you shared. What a wonderful program!

  2. How fun! We live in a very rural area, so Tae Kwondo and Karate are not something that we've feasibly been able to do for our boys. The nearest studio is 45 minutes one way. I love how it helps kids gain self esteem and responsibility. Jude looks so confident -- I love it!

  3. Taekwondo is a great martial arts/sports to teach kids so that they will build more confidence and stamina in an early age. Will he be aiming to get to black belt level? This kind of achievement really makes parents feel proud!

  4. Wow, that is so great that he is doing so well! My sister did Karate for a bit and loved it but sadly, I never got to try it! I hope he keeps doing well with it!

  5. Oh my gosh, he is adorable! Congratulations to him on doing so well! My son took karate for a bit, but left after a year. I wish he would have continued. I'd love to get him back into it!

  6. Oh my goodness he is SO cute! My kids don't take karate but they do jiujitsu (spelling?) and Ive heard that the benefits from both are about the same. My younger brother did take karate when he was younger but I chose dance. lol Congrats to your little guy and a job well done!

  7. Kudos to him!! I was actually thinking of putting my son into karate. He's very busy and energetic, but also quite shy. I took karate when I was younger so I know this will help him gain more confidence.

  8. Congrats to him. I love how kids can learn to defend themselves and build self-esteem. One of my fosters had his belt ceremony a few months ago. It was so cool watching.

  9. Amazing feat! He looks so cute and I'm happy for what he has achieved. Kudos to you for letting your kid exprience and learn new amazing things :D


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