What It Means To Be A Black Belt
Becoming a third-degree black belt was always my wish. I may have not put all of my effort into it, but I started trying my best realizing that I should be a role model for others around me.
Being a black belt means to set up a good example. Younger belts look up to you and do what you do. If you fool around, the lower belts fool around, if you talk and be lazy, they talk and are lazy.
You have to be responsible of knowing all the one-step sparring’s and forms. When you make a mistake in a form, the lower belts copy you make the same mistake. If you make a mistake in a one-step, you might injure the person and twist the wrong muscle. Being a high black belt means to have a good and positive
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When I was young, I hated doing sparring because I got all tired and had no energy at all. I was also scared of sparring because the first time I sparred, I got hit in the leg and started crying. I was to scared of sparring from that day on. But, I soon started liking sparring and improved a lot. When I also tried to break a board for my test the first time, I failed and my foot got all red. But, when I took my second test, I succeeded breaking a board and my foot didn’t hurt at all. From that point on, I had more confidence of breaking a board. Being a black belt means to do always your best. In kicking and forms, if you do not try your best, you are considering yourself lazy. Like in tournaments, you have to try your best to win a metal or a trophy. If you did not win, you were probably being lazy, or the other contestants were better than you and probably trained and practiced more than you. You should always set goals for yourself because it would great if you achieved your goal. When I was a color belt, I promised I would go to a 2nd degree black belt for my goal. If you set a goal and achieved that goal, you would be happier than when you achieved something, but did not set a goal for it. It would mean more to you if you achieved something and set a goal for it. Goals are also helpful because it helps you what your achievements were. Being a black belts means to work hard. If you don’t work hard and expect you will get a black