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
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.
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
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
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
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
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