Sunday, February 17, 2008

Bill successfully passed his final test for 2nd degree Blackbelt


Bill survived a three and a half hour final test for his 2nd degree Blackbelt in Tae Kwon Do. This was the last of six tests required. He had to perform 12 forms or katas, a creative nunchuk routine (set to Jimi Hendrix "Voodoo Child") and a knife self-defense skit demonstrating twelve different defenses to a knife attack. He had to full-contact spar against two opponents. He ended the test by breaking double boards held only on one edge with knife hand, punch, side kick and turning hook kick. His jump break was to break a board with a round house kick and another with a turning side kick all in the same jump. Finally his power breaks were three cinder blocks free-standing with a hop step side kick, a cinder block with a drop kick and one with a turning side kick. Now he is looking forward to learning fighting techniques with the Bo staff.

1 comment:

Kate said...

Now I can say my dad has nunchuck and Bo staff skills (or he will soon).