Monday, April 18, 2011
First Tae Kwon Do Tournament
Jessica got a gold medal for her form. Next she sparred. I was so nervous and scared for her. She was going up against a boy first. She was very aggressive and made the poor boy cry twice. He finally gave up at the end after she got him in the leg pretty good. She then had to fight a girl who had legs way longer than hers. With TKD, it is all about kicking. Whoever had long legs seems to have a pretty good advantage. She held her own, but didn't win that match. So in the end, she got a silver medal. We were so proud of her!
I don't have any pictures of Steve in his gear, but he did great as well. He won a bronze medal for his form. He sparred as well and won a gold medal. We were so excited that he got first place the very first time he sparred. The best part is that he is still upright and not on disability! LOL! I think he did break a toe though.
Our TKD school entered 11 contestants. We took home 18 medals which was an amazing coup! Most of the schools have been around for years and years and they practice 2 to 3 times a week and have had lots of experience in sparring. We are a newer school and only have class once a week. This was the first time any of the contestants had participated in a tournament and sparring. Jeremy, our instructor was stoked!
It was a long day though! 12 hours from start to finish. I'm so thankful my mom took the three younger children for the weekend, so that I could go and not worry about chasing them around and filming at the same time. I have a feeling there will be more of these in our future. They all enjoyed it and want to do it again.