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