day 970 – kukkiwon validated

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this is an expensive paper that is proof that kukkiwon has another holder of taekwondo third dan status. it’s definitely a distinction i can be proud of because it’s an achievement i can safely say i worked hard for. it certainly wasn’t an ambition i thought i would ever attain in my lifetime when i first began my taekwondo journey. and one that had ample of obstacles along the way, but found a way to┬áknock them down one by one. i waited ever so patiently for this certificate and card to arrive, and it couldn’t have been anymore timely. i needed my kukkiwon card really badly otherwise going to this year’s nationals would be an issue

day 715 – collector’s den

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so glad to get through yet another humpday. today calls for rest day because my body is too banged up and needs to rest in order to make it through to demo day. a little cleanup of my bedroom is important. as i was doing a little cleaning through my drawers, i found a stack of competitor and coaching passes that i have amassed over the years. it’s somewhat fulfilling that i have quietly racked up quite a collection of passes

day 88 – 1 in 10000

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this is quite an interesting stat that’s most worthy of noting. coming across another taekwondo blackbelt is rarer than you would expect. it’s a symbol of the training you put forth and the perserverance of not giving up through all that. not everybody who puts on a uniform will know where they end up. i am humbled to have made it and it’s something i would never take for granted. i certainly started my taekwondo journey not knowing how far i would get and where i would end up, but here i am still going at it and taking the opportunities in my own hands

day 25 – kukkiwon approved

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this took a while…but my official world taekwondo federation second dan certificate and id finally arrived fresh from korea. must have been issued through snail mail. nothing to boast about but simply taking a step forward and marking another one of my accomplishment and destination thus far with more to come