day 2179 – killarney demo team

after long debate, this is the group i brought to walk with the dragon to represent the branch. it is also the first year that killarney students will have their own program separate from the main school. i opted to not wear my uniform to avoid the need to appear on stage. luckily for us, our grandmaster was out of town so we can run this show with a little less stress. it was more of an eye-opener for most as it’s their first time stepping on stage to do any taekwondo demonstration. proud of these kids for having the courage to do so and completing it

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day 465 – poomsae uniform

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yes its another uniform and new belt, but this one is special unlike all my others. extremely happy i finally got  my official mooto poomsae uniform and a proper thick belt to go along. now that i have full ownership of this, it makes me want to train harder and set higher goals to get to the form that i want and make sure i am deserving of the blue pants. there’s nothing better than that satisfying feeling of achieving things after putting in long hours and working hard to attaining the end result. wearing this should be a privilege, and so need to own up and live up to it

 

day 450 – atop the podium

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standing on top of the podium amongst that company meant much more than just winning because it felt extra awesome knowing i am starting to round into my form after months and months of continuous struggles with some severe injuries. still far from where i want to be but i will seek ways to do what i can to get to where i want. through this whole process i learned to deal with the unexpected, work with what i had and make the best out of the condition i was given. can’t say it wasn’t a long and difficult road back but hardwork and patience of rehab does pay off. there were also moments of doubts where i thought it was the end but i am glad i didn’t let that happen otherwise i wouldn’t be standing atop the podium. beating some blue pants is a telling tale and a sweet comeback. can’t wait to get mine. it’s good to be back

day 172 – breaking them in

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debut my new jcalicu uniform because all my other uniforms were in the wash. this is my new precious one and i will use this carefully and sparingly over next few months to keep it in mint condition for big events and special occasions. lots of practice and training needed to go in order to live up to expectations because wearing this on my back should be a privilege

day 105 – delivery at my door

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unexpectedly heavy taxes and customs duties charges on these imported goods that came from united kingdom across the many seas and oceans. despite the heavy fees, we are so stoked to have new uniforms arrive, can’t wait until they get screenprinted and ready for action. time to train hard to live up to them!!