Performance: Adventurer Jr. won all his games except the USAT nationals. State level games he had participated and won: Eric Rose Memorial Championship in Michigan on 5-17-2014, First Place. 2014 USA Taekwondo National Qualifier in Indiana (2014 Indiana State Championships) on 4-12-2014, First Place. 2014 AAU Taekwondo National Qualifier in Ohio on 3-8-2014, First Place. Total Competition Fee: $432.5 USAT: $120 USAT Qualifier: $90 AAU Qualifier: $70 Eric Rose Memorial: $60 Local Tournament: $92.5 Total Trip Actual Costs: $1242.29 USAT: $944.44 USAT Qualifier: … Continue reading >>
Competition Adventurer Jr. fought well in his first nationals on July the 6th, 2014. The score was 15-17. He lost by 2 points. Regardless, he was a strong taekwondo fighter and had the ability to win, but lost that chance, which was unfortunate. The person he lost to got the gold at the end. No matter what, I’m very proud of Adventurer Jr. Lessons Learned: NeedtoreadtheUSAT rules one week before the tournament: Points were awarded to his opponent when he … Continue reading >>
Today Adventurer Jr. fought the Olympic sparring at the Eric Rose Memorial Championship and won. While I was there with him, Mr. Adventurer took Adventurer Jr. II and III to Belle Isle. Total cost: Would’ve Cost: $232; Actual: $132 Competition fee: $60 Spectator fee: $7 Gas: $50 Toll: $15 Hotel: Would’ve cost $100; Actual: free … Continue reading >>
This morning, Adventurer Jr. went to Akron, Ohio for AAU national qualifier Taekwondo match. He did very well. He got silver in form and gold in olympics sparring. Besides his usual training, he’ll be going to yoga for muscle strength and tabata for cardio endurance to get ready for his next competition. Total Cost: $94 AAU Membership Fee: $14 Competition Fee: $70 Spectator Fee: $10 … Continue reading >>
Adventurer Jr. III has been asking me for a while when he can go to the “big kids” class at Martial Arts. He has been practicing in the little kids class for about a year. Since he asked himself, I thought he was ready for some challenge. So I talked to the instructor and he agreed to let him tryout the regular class. Guess what, Adventurer Jr. III did such a great job and he earned his place in the … Continue reading >>
I did basic leg blocks, middle blocks, figure eight, and butterfly. I’m a little rusty since I haven’t touched a staff for a while. I also worked on leg block with front stance twice each side while moving forward, and leg blocks with back stance twice each side while moving backward. Last, I reviewed the first half of the staff form.
Today, I practiced the basics of escrima staff. I practiced head strikes, body strikes, and leg strikes, as well as the blocks for each one. An important tip is that every block is a strike in itself. Also, when striking, aim at your opponent, not the weapon. Moving around can also increase the difficulty.
11-23-2013 Today, Adventurer Jr. and I attended a meeting regarding an upcoming Taekwondo tournament in Detroit. Our master gave a speech about how hard this tournament has been and how good those competitors are. Adventurer Jr. decided not to compete in the sparring event, partly because he is at the bottom of his age division, which makes it harder to win. On top of that, he isn’t experienced enough, since he has only competed twice under his belt. There will … Continue reading >>