Archive | March, 2012

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Best Week Ever!

Everyday there was something new and amazing this week ! OSCARS When I got back to school on Monday I was told that I won the Oscar award for ‘Canada’s Next Gold Medalist’.  I missed the red carpet award ceremony on Friday since I was in Trois Rivieres at the TKD Canadian Eastern Championships.  It’s basically […]

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Eastern Canadian TKD Championships

It felt very weird not competing at such a large tournament but since I just received my 3rd degree last week I haven’t learned my new patterns yet. It gave me the opportunity to coach as well as judge more without the pressure of competing that afternoon as well.  I love travelling to tournaments and seeing […]

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First Day Throwing Javelin Outside Today!

Wow, what a great afternoon.  I finally got the chance to throw my new javelin outside!!!!  This week and next week are extra busy with school activities which hasn’t allowed me to train at all.  I have to admit I was exhausted and really sore after my TKD test last weekend so a few days off was probably good for me.  […]

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Officially a 3rd Degree Black Belt!

Today was the final part of my 3rd degree test.  I can honestly say that I’ve never studied so hard for any test in my entire life.  I have been studying for weeks and during the March break I never left my room.  I just memorized the TKD encyclopedia, went over each movement in all […]

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I Have My Very Own Javelin!

I was so happy to see Bill again back at the track.  He was away last week teaching a javelin workshop in Pennsylvania for other high school and university students.  I trained three times with my training buddies while he was away but I have to admit I really missed having Bill there.  We worked on everything […]

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Awesome Training With Wayne Thompson

Last week my parents and I went to the Martial Arts Open to find new people for me to train with. On Thursday I got to train with Mr. Wayne Thompson. He has a company called Core Plus Fitness. He loves to fight. He used to do ITF TKD, but is now doing multiple other types of […]

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Spending My March Break Studying for 3rd Degree Test

Reading the TKD encyclopedia isn’t exactly ‘light reading’. My friends (that don’t do TKD) are so surprised that I have to read, study, understand and memorize all the history of TKD.   TKD is a ‘Way of Life’ and not just a sport.  It’s important to really understand everything behind the art to fully be able to […]

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1 Year Anniversary

Exactly one year ago today, I was on the podium twice with the Canadian flag on my shoulders for the individual events at the World Championships. Where has the year gone? When I look back at the whole journey, I get a warm feeling inside. My past 3 years have been full of absolute joy […]

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Sweetest Javelin Shoes Ever!

My javeline shoes finally arrived from the States and I can’t wait to try them but I’m going to wait until my coach Bill sees them to make sure I put the spikes in properly.  It’s so weird (but it does make sense) that the two shoes are completely different since the planting foot needs […]

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