Growing up, I was awe by the superheroes fighting the villain. I had no idea what it was called beside classifying them as fighting. To a kid, there are just kicks, punches, throws and sometimes using weapons.
On a random day, my older cousins were watching a movie which caught my attention. It is a movie revolving around Taekwondo. I thought to myself, “Taekwondo is so cool!” It was a lightbulb moment as I finally know what these kicks and punches are call.
However, I did not learn Taekwondo until university. The trainings were intensive focusing mainly on sparring techniques. Due to other commitments, I had to stop training.
Naturally, I would like my child to learn Taekwondo. Hence, enrolled her to Weiwu after the trial lessons. Overtime, I was encouraged by the Masters to join the classes. Ever since, it has been a fascinating journey. Training 5 times a week across the
traditional, sparring, poomsae and FAST classes. Participating in competitions and travelling with the athletes, coaches and parents are great events that I cherished. Through these activities, I have improved particularly on poomsae. To quote Henry Ford, “Anyone who keep learning stays young”. Fitness and health are maintained if not improved through the trainings.
Injuries are not uncommon in combat sport. Particularly with age, recovery time is longer which affected training. Fortunately, the Masters have been supportive by allowing me to do alternate exercises.
Relearning and adjusting to the latest kyorugi and poomsae requirement were made simpler with the Masters imparting valuable knowledge and experience during trainings.
Besides the physical training, one of the most important aspects is living the Taekwondo tenets – courtesy, integrity, perseverance, self-control and indomitable spirit. These has positively impacted my life.
I am blessed having the support from my family and fellow taekwondo enthusiasts.
Lastly, my heartfelt gratitude to the Masters who provided guidance and reignite my passion to TKD. From here on, a new chapter begins as I seek continuous improvement.