Monday, August 01, 2005
The Art of Kicking and Punching
My boy earned his yellow belt in Tae Kwon Do last week. The belt tests were fun to watch and he was very proud of himself when all was said and done (and deservedly so). As the final part of the tests, each student had to break a piece of wood using a technique appropriate to their skill level. Michael's breaking technique, The Running and Flying Side Kick, was the most impressive sounding, even though it is the technique used by white belts. It conjures up images of Bruce Lee sailing through the air. (I know, I know. Bruce Lee is a karate master and I'm mixing up my martial arts. Just go with the imagery for a moment.)
Above is a blue belt using a back kick. Okay, they're not breaking 2x4's, but it's still impressive (especially when you are six years old).
Camera: Nikon D70