poomsae uniform debut

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okay i am not going to lie, i am as tired as i look in that picture all due to plenty of last minute cramming. not to mention dealing with a completely battered body because of cramming in late night practices days before. had a severe groin pull and major pre competition mental crisis even my friend ben couldn’t help out this time no matter how many times i slapped it on myself. luckily the adrenaline carried me through my part of the competition, but my groin was immobile the rest of the way and i needed major help in every way. i was contemplating for the longest time if it was the right time to pull out my new poomsae uniform, simply because i don’t feel ready and worthy of wearing this just yet. given what i had to work with, i am satisfied with my performance and no one can deny that

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day 583 – pre comp syndrome

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at the school the night before competition doing some very last minute cramming. soreness finally easing off and i am finally able to do my full poomsae for the first time in a long time. it might be a little too late because i feel the pre competition crisis taking over. one side of my sidekick is very concerning but i know i need rest so i don’t overdo it. so i will just call it a day and hope that when i wake up tomorrow morning everything will be back to normal

day 336 – post competition

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top pick for competition action picture is our team taebaek during the opening ceremony demo. pretty good and synchronized considering we winged it without much practice, that’s when you know we are a team. still ways to go to match my once best kick but pleased for someone who’s been struggling to walk in recent weeks and literally kicking for the first time in over a month. glad to know i still got it in me

day 94 – silver is not good enough

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so much complications and turn of events at this year’s master cup, threw me off completely. i did all that i could under such circumstance with last minute changes that forced me to compete with a different poomsae but no excuse, silver is just not good enough and not eager to add to my collection. the most important lesson i learned today from my grandmaster is i must be ready to perform anything top notch at any point in time

goodtimes

late night training on christmas day is a mixture of goodtimes and epic fails. i have no idea how many times i have watched this, but it always cracks me up rewatching all the bloopers and thinking of all the times we made mistakes in front of critics and highly unsatisfiable coaches and instructors. mistakes are why trainings exist and reasons for us to keep training, keeping it real and taking it one step at a time