Bosque 6th grader, Jack, just earned his black belt in Taekwondo!
“I’m very proud of myself,” said Jack, who has been practicing Taekwondo for about seven years. Getting to this point was not easy. Jack explained that progressing became very difficult as he achieved higher belts. Earning a new belt required mastering tasks in front of the instructor. For example, when he was trying to earn his red belt, he was required to break a wood board. For his black belt, it was an even greater challenge. He was required to break a brick in half with his hand. At first, it was a daunting thought. However, Jack said, “It was surprisingly easy, once I learned how to do it.”
He wasn’t expecting to get his black belt when he did. “I was really surprised that I broke the brick that day.” He said, “Breaking the brick was the most difficult task. I struggled with it for so long.”
What’s next for Jack? He’s not sure how much longer he’ll continue pursuing higher levels of black belts. However, he does like the idea of breaking not just one, but two stacked bricks with his hands.
Jack practices at Blackman’s Championship Martial Arts.