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TKD – Black Belt

I tested and PASSED!  It was a long test, I prepared hard and I worked hard at the test.  I am tired, but I feel accomplished.   On 13 AUG 2013, I successfully passed my 1st DAN Black Belt Test.  It was almost three years of training to get to that point.  I have tried Read More

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TKD – Red Belt

I achieved my Red belt in January 2013 – Now I started preparing for Black belt.  I have to know all the forms and a lot of one-step sparring.  I still had tests to complete before testing officially for Black Belt, but one needs to be prepared.

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TKD – Blue Belt

My place of Instruction: Ocean Tae Kwon Do – Master James Dunbar July 20, 2012 – BLUE Belt – 6th GUP – Wow, things are more complicated.  I can see Black Belt in my sights, but I have a lot of work to do.  The forms are much more complicated, but doable.  I am surprised by Read More

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TKD – Green Belt

My place of Instruction: Ocean Tae Kwon Do – Master James Dunbar January 20, 2012 –  GREEN BELT!  – 9th GUP – New, forms, which are more complicated.  New One Steps, which are more complicated.  New break, shuffle side kick! Forms – Palgwe Yi Jang (2) March, 2012 – Green belt, one stripe.  The test are harder Read More

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TKD – Yellow Belt

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 Read More

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TKD – White Belt

My place of Instruction: Ocean Tae Kwon Do – Master James Dunbar February 2011.  I started like everyone else.  A white belt.  All of the kids were so much ahead of me, it was a bit intimidating.  Although, this is my 40th Birthday present from my wife, so I am going for it!  I felt like Read More

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TKD Information

My place of Instruction: Ocean Tae Kwon Do – Master James Dunbar Important Korean Terms/Information Master: Quandja-nim Bow: Kyungyeh Instructor: Sa-buhm-nim Begin: Shejahk Asst Instr: Kyo-Sa-Nim Rest: Sheuh Senior: Sun-Bae-Nim Ready: Joon-bi Attention: Chareut Thank you: Kam-sahm-nida Stop: Go-mahn Welcome: Chon-mamayo Counting 1 – Hana 2 – Dool 3 – Set 4 – Net 5 Read More