It was Full Speed’s turn to graduate. I have less reservations about his involvement in tae kwon do because since the age of three, he has taken to it like a fish to water. I figure there can’t be any real lasting damage if the kid is having a blast.
As for the adults viewing the nearly two and a half hour long graduation spectacle, I don’t think we fared quite as well (my apologies to Grandma and Grandpa for the extreme time commitment, on a Saturday no less!). Apparently, we got off easy. Previous graduations for juniors and above have clocked in at five hours.
Why oh why can’t Full Speed be a Tiny Tiger forever? One hour graduations for the little kids are the bomb. And, poor T.Puzzle was beside himself with boredom and hunger near the end of Full Speed’s graduation. He sounded like a broken record, “Can I get some pizza? Can I get some pizza? How about some pizza peeps?”
Despite all this, we enjoyed watching Full Speed perform his forms, kicks and punches. He sparred like a champ and showed great attention and focus. As for me, I showed great attention and focus, but only when Full Speed was on the mat. The rest of the time I too, dreamed of pizza (and shopping, and reading and birds and the meaning of life, pretty much anything except tae kwon do).
Way to go Full Speed!
- Which Martial Art is Right For You? (brighthub.com)