World champion Tae Kwon Do was established by Grand Master CJ Park twenty years ago. Grand Master Park, is also a PhD holder and currently Faculty, George Mason University, Sports and Physical Education Program, School of Recreation, Health, and Tourism.
The belt award ceremony was held on October 24th at the premises of World Champion Tae Kwon Do.
Opening remarks from Grand Master C J Park.
Grandmaster is explaining the importance of taekwondo and how to apply to your life.
Belts and awards wait for the students.
Students are explaining what they learnt in the class.
CJ, a six year old had to explain what he learnt, and it was impressive.
Belts are all lined up. And the students are eagerly waiting.
Yes, they look nice.
Master Andy is loved by his students. A really hardworking teacher.
Little ones are excited to move from white to yellow belt. Their first promotion. A long way to go, but they are happy with what they have now.
Too cute not to notice.
This batch were promoted to Orange from yellow. That itself is an achievement.
Taking off their orange belt, and proud to do that.
One at a time, and I think they are lost in their own thoughts.
Grand Master Park helping Arthur tie his green belt for the first time.
Showing off their green belt and yes all smiles.
A big hug to mum from Arthur.
You bow down to your teacher, and yes to black belts who usually volunteer at the center.
I am all ready Mr Andy.
Watching other students receive their belts.
It is a long way, and these are almost half way done. The higher belts especially take a long time than the lower belts.
A white stripe after the black belt. It usually takes 2 years to get to higher black belt. A lot of practice and dedication.
More white stripe for students.
GrandMaster is awarding the black belt certificates that arrived from World Taekwondo head quarters, South Korea.
Should be a proud moment to receive this.
A congratulatory hand shake from the Grand Master.
Sachin is waiting for his turn. A big moment.
Still amazed at the certificate, and reading the content. Part of the certificate is written in Korean.
Children waiting eagerly for the event to end so that they could enjoy the potluck.
Now it was time for Mr Andy and Miss Moniver displaying their skills.
Parents learn their self defense skills. They were very helpful.
Parents are enjoying the drill.
More fun too.
Little fun 🙂
Recent black belts, show their moves.
More stills. Impressive display of work.
Mr Andy is checking the height of the board. He wants to make sure it is high enough for him to show the skill.
Flying Mr Andy, that was breath taking.
A summary board for all belts.
Arthur showing his moves.
Children enjoying the food.
Mr Andy talking to one of the parents.
Arthur and CJ showing off their skills.
CJ smiles for me.
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