My place of Instruction: Ocean Tae Kwon Do – Master James Dunbar
May 11, 2011. YELLOW Belt – 12th GUP – Well, I made it! I am a certified Yellow Belt. What does that mean? It means I know just above nothing. So, I train and train. I learn forms and one steps. I increase my stretching, blocking, kicking and punching abilities. Now, they throw Strength tests in the Formal Tests. Strength is a euphemism for Endurance (Cardiovascular) testing.
I missed the July TEST! That means I need to wait two months!
September, 2011 – Yellow belt One stripe. It feels like I have done these forms and one steps forever, but I am understanding better. Solid break though. Flying Side kick!
Forms – Tiger Three, Palgwe Il Jang (1)
November, 2011 – Yellow belt Two stripes. I learned a new form! Another solid break. Flying Side kick!
Forms – Palgwe Il Jang (1)
Yellow: Earth from which a plant grows
Green: The seed that becomes one with the earth
Blue: Sky toward which plant grows
Red: Fire/danger as plant grows towards sun
Black: Maturity and proficiency in Tae Kwon Do