Second Degree

I tested for my second degree black belt this past Saturday. For the past two months I had been extremely nervous about this test. All went well and surprisingly, I wasn’t half as nervous as I had anticipated.

The most difficult part was reciting, in Korean, the famous poem by Jeong Mong-ju.

Getting my second degree was my goal when I started Tae Kwon Do again after taking a nine year hiatus upon moving to Austin. It felt good to reach that goal.

2 Replies to “Second Degree”

  1. Poem
    Though I die, and die again; though I die one hundred times,

    Long after my bones have turned to dust, whether my soul exists or not,

    Ever loyal to my Lord, how can this one red heart of mine ever fade away?

    –Sijo by Jeong Mong-ju

    –Beautiful Josh. Absolutely beautiful.

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