QUINTEN GLANDON — TEMPORARY BLACK BELT TEST
October 24, 2015
Temporary Black Belt
My name is Quinten Glandon, I am 10 years old. I have been in Tae Kwon Do for 3 years. I began Tae Kwan Do in The American Tae Kwon Do Association because, a friend of mine had started and I wanted to see what it was about. The first time in Tae Kwan Do I wasn’t sure how I would do, but over the years I knew I was going to do well. One night in October when my Dad and I were leaving ATA practice I wanted to stop on the Sigourney square to see the new Tae Kwan Do that had opened. We stood at the window and watched a TV that showed people doing Jung’s Tae Kwan Do. I thought there was no way I could ever do what they were doing I was very nervous because it looked a lot harder than ATA. I later learned that they were doing blocking drills in the video and I soon found out blocking drills were a lot of fun and I really liked them. We met Master Gibson, he worked with me to help me keep my ATA greenbelt. I tested at the high green belt for Jung’s TKD. With Master Gibson I learned confidence, patience and practiced my favorite tennent of Tae Kwan Do is Indomitable spirit. Indomitable spirit tells me and other people to believe in themselves. For the last two years, I have attended both Jung’s and ATA Tae Kwan Do. In August 2015, I earned my first degree black belt in ATA and continued learning as a brown belt at Jung’s. My Dad and I traveled a lot to attend classes in Grinnell, North English and Cedar Rapids. I went to regular classes and black belt classes. I tried to work hard to get better. TKD has taught me self control and I really like helping other students learn their forms. I have met a lot of people in Tae Kwan Do and have made many friends. Master Gibson makes Tae Kwan Do very exciting and fun. I really like the campout, especially the beach. The parades are a lot of fun to. Dad and I went to a lot of tournaments and I learned a lot there. It felt really good to earn trophies. I have gone to a lot of black belt classes at the main school and I learn a whole lot from Grand Master Jung. He makes me work hard and do my best, but I have a really hard time understanding him. The person who has helped me the most in Tae Kwon Do is Master Gibson. Master Gibson is always happy and works hard. He does more exercises and he really wants us to do really good and encourages me to have more power. Master Gibson made me want to become a great master instructor to help other people see Tae Kwon Do like I do. In the past three years I have learned about Korea including how to count to 100 in Korean. I would like to keep learning more about Korea and I would visit there but I don’t like planes or boats. I want to thank everyone that has helped me and I want to help others and show how important Tae Kwon Do has been to me.