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2008 Feb 24
November 4th 2012
Birthday impressions

Posted by D under family

This year we tried something new. For the girls’ eighth birthday we did a Tae Kwon Do party!

So the S2 and H2 invited 15 of their friends and everyone got to have more than an hour of Tae Kwon Do (light) for kids. Master Hong did a great job of keeping it fun for everyone while still making it be about Tae Kwon Do. Here everyone is lining up at the beginning of “class”.


One of the treats for the birthday kids is that they get to wear the masters’ black belt for a day.

Showing the friends how to sitblack belts for a day

While everyone gets to learn and practice some Tae Kwon Do (and lots of running around and screaming), H2 and S2 got to show off quite a bit of their skills.

fighting stance - don't they look fierce?kicking practice

Each birthday girl got to break half a dozen boards – the guests each got to break one with a “hammer fist”. In the first two pictures S2 demonstrates an axe kick and a (really hard) spinning hook kick.

axe kickspinning hook kick

And finally H2 with a high jumping hammer fist and an awesome side kick.

high jumping hammer fist - sadly the flash failedv

Everyone seemed to have fun – and some of the other parents are seriously considering signing their daughters up for Tae Kwon Do as well, that’s how impressed they were with what they saw from H2 and S2.

And finally, the birthday girls clearly enjoyed themselves and were very proud to show their skills (and their discipline and focus).

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4 Responses to “Birthday impressions”

  1. Christina on 04 Nov 2012 at 6:46 pm #

    I love those pictures! What a great idea for a birthday party! Fabulous!

  2. Angela on 04 Nov 2012 at 9:59 pm #

    Now that looks like a really, really cool birthday party. And the shots of girls are amazing!

  3. Kim on 05 Nov 2012 at 5:47 am #

    Awesome! S was looking at the pictures and commenting on how powerful the girls kicks look. Testing for his level 3 brown belt is the first weekend in December, then onto all the red belt levels.

  4. Cindy Woloszyn on 08 Nov 2012 at 6:32 pm #

    The girls look so happy and like they are thriving!! :) It’s amazing how time goes by…I pause sometimes and look at all the pics when they were so little…so fast time flies…


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