...and other misconceptions I made 10-07-30
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March 3rd 2012
Oregon Open

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lining upThis is the second year that the girls participated in the Oregon Open, a state wide Tae Kwon Do tournament. And contrary to last year, this time I was around to watch them. Yay.

A lot of kids took part in the tournament – eight schools from the region sent their students. They were grouped by age and then within the age by level (that is, how long they have been doing Tae Kwon Do).

It all started with the demo teams (some of which were quite impressive) and the next event was the forms competition – that’s the one the girls participated in.

K2 and I split up and each one of us took video of one of the girls, as they competed at almost exactly the same time (they were in different groups again). And of course I took a lot of pictures.

H2 doing middle block in a back stanceS2 doing middle block in a back stance

I managed to take a picture of both of them showing almost the same position – a middle block in a back stance.

But you’ll get a much better idea of what they did by watching the videos that we took.

H2 ended up getting first place in her group. S2 had a very tough group and came in in third place. She was quite upset about that – she wants to be perfect.

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July 4th 2011
Last biking post, I guess

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And as I hoped, today it clicked for H2. It took some work. On the very first ride this morning I wasn’t close enough when running with her and she fell and did not, absolutely not want to continue. But I talked her into it. And 30 minutes later she was riding by herself.

I’m so proud of the girls. And just a wee little proud of myself for teaching them.

Admittedly, I’m not proud of the video as it is worst-case “shaky cam” – but hey, it documents an important day in their life. So if you are susceptible to motion sickness, you may want to skip this.

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July 3rd 2011
S2 can ride a bike

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Interestingly it’s H2 that made more progress today – she’s almost there, but was far behind S2 last time we tried, but for S2 it truly clicked today as the video below will show.

It was taken with my phone which might explain the horrible white balance and other quality issues…

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June 12th 2011
Bike progress

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We practiced bicycle riding again today. H2 somehow wasn’t into it – so she didn’t pedal hard enough to keep her speed up – the moment you let go of her she’d get too slow and start to fall. For S2 on the other hand I think things really clicked. Here you can see one of her many many rides.

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