Tuesday, April 27

Camo Belt Promotion

Q-tip has worked very hard for this promotion. We debated letting him move up to this belt as it required another large investment of sparring gear and the addition of another class a week for sparring (I have my fingers crossed this is semi optional and can be used as a reward). Q-tip was confident he was ready and tried his hardest to display this testing cycles core value of Confidence.

To progress to a camouflage belt has a lot of significance. Q-tip is no longer a beginner, he will be interacting with the higher ranks now. This is very exciting.

"The sapling is hidden amongst the taller pines and must now fight its way upward."

The student begins to realize his/her place in the world's largest martial art. The student must now begin to spar in order to promote in rank. -ATA website

Songahm 2

Round kick

Self defense contact.

This time it was Daddy's turn to tie on Q-tips new belt. Off with the old...

On with the new!


  1. How exciting! I am so glad he has found his thing to do! Dance and Soccer just wasn't it! I am so proud of him!! SO is Oh no! ( he is a little jealous too)

  2. That is so cool! I love to see kids find a passion for something like this when they're so young! Keep it up, Q-Tip!

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  4. LOVE all the pictures and video!!!

    Good job Q-Tip! Keep up the good work!

  5. I am surprised at how well he has blended into Taekwondo. I agree, soccer and dance probably werent his thing but they were okay at the time.