GRIT & Guts & Spunk
Belt Rank Testing ... results will be emailed today, and we can get so caught up in a strip of fabric and a title on a piece of paper that we forget what it's really about ... developing guts & spunk.
While many of our students did pass testing and will get a new strip of fabric and piece of paper with a new belt rank title, there are also those who didn't.
It's not because they didn't prepare. It's not because they didn't try. It doesn't mean they aren't a good martial artist. Over my 20 plus years in taekwondo I've seen amazing martial artists not pass a testing and I've seen not-as-amazing students move on to their next belt rank.
They inspire you to take your next step.
Or to continue improving the skills at your current rank.
Guts & Spunk. We don't develop them when things are easy.
For those of you who passed testing, celebrate and then get back to class ... we've got work to do.
For those of you who didn't pass this testing, celebrate your resilience, perseverance, spirit, courage ... and your AMAZING Guts & Spunk, and then get back to class ... we've got work to do.
We're proud of every single Hilliard Taekwondo Academy student, whether you moved up in rank or added to your guts & spunkiness!