TKD Demo for Canada Day

I felt proud when Trigger’s TKD invited me to join their demo team to do a demonstration on Canada Day.  I train at Blackburn TKD under Mr. LeGrow but Ms. Trigger was a huge help to me when I was training for the last World Championships.  She coached me in Power Breaking and allowed me to use her dojang for extra training on my own.  Her dojang members were also extremely generous with donating items for my silent auction at my fundraiser. 

Triggers TKD Demo Team
Saying the Student Oath

I was impressed with how many hours the entire demo team trained to prepare for the demo.  We did two performances and each were about 30 minutes long.  Hopefully some of the spectators liked it enough to join the school.  Taekwon-Do has so many benefits to young kids and it’s something that you can do at any age in life.  A lot of people like it since you don’t have to ‘make the team’ to be involved so it includes everyone.  You get as much out of it as you put into it.

It was nice to see Ottawa Mayor Jim Watson again.  We keep seeing each other at events and award ceremonies.  He is such a busy man but so easy to talk to.  He always takes the time for a little chat and I’m always surprised how he remembers things 🙂

Ottawa Mayor Jim Watson

I was asked to do a 3rd degree black belt pattern by myself.  I also did some demo’s on different kicking techniques, step-sparring, sparring and another team pattern.  The other students also did a lot of self-defense, board breaking and other patterns. We tried to represent all aspects of TKD.

3rd degree black belt pattern
Kicking techniques with the paddle
Kicking techniques on the paddle
Kicking techniques on the shields

 

Team Pattern Demo
Step Sparring

Don’t worry, we didn’t do full contact sparring in our demo the way Black Belts do in real tournaments