Congrats Jettie for achieving a new belt in Tae Kwon Do: High Red Belt. Jet is now into the deputy belts which are the higher level belts. Jet will now test on a different level in a different location under really tough scrutiny.
Jet has passed through 8 belt levels (colors) in two Tae Kwon Do schools (both Korean established). This is quite an accomplishment for a 5 1/2 year old and we are so proud. Jet was also awarded the Tiger patch (only two were awarded last evening) for hardest work. Grandmaster Jeon has been a wonderful instructor and Jet has really upped his game since joining his school. It is much tougher than our previous school. As you can see from the picture below, there were a lot of students with a lot of different belt levels that were tested. Let's just say it translated into a really late evening ... especially since Jet was the highest belt tested in this session thus the last man up. If he looks wiped in these pictures, that's because he is ... it was an hour past his bedtime when he was tested and also after day that included school, a birthday party and this testing.
The smartest move for the night was probably by mom & dad who were wise enough to hire a sitter for Charlie. Charlie did not receive his third stripe (he has two) so did not get tested for the next belt level. Our Charlie doesn't seem to mind too much. He just happy to run, kick and punch when he's at class. He'll be in the thick of testing in 6 weeks. He loves the sport too.
We'll finish the blog with one final picture of Jet right after he broke his board. He had to get two feet off the ground, kick back and bust the board from behind. Did I say he was 5 1/2!!!!! Can you tell we are so proud!!!!