Gray Belt

4 year old Gabriel, white belt at Tae Kwon Do class

 

My grandsons (four-year-old Gabriel and six-year-old Jun-Jun) take Tae Kwon Do lessons, a Korean form of martial arts.

Gabriel just started —- he is a White Belt.

Jun started with Tae Kwon Do at age 5 and recently passed his Purple Belt promotion test.

6 Year Old Jun - Purple Belt

 

 

I guess the whole belt thing must be on their minds because when they saw Opa (Grandpa) with a gray robe and matching belt in the early morning, both said, “Opa!  You’re a Gray Belt!”

I don’t think the Gray Belt is  officially sanctioned by the World Tae Kwon Do Federation just yet.

 

 

 

Did you know that Tae Kwon Do is the national sport of South Korea?  It is also considered the most popular martial arts based on the number of practitioners world-wide (estimated at over 70 million in 190 countries),  and has been an Olympic event since 2000.

More information on Tae Kwon Do can be found by clicking on this link to Wikipidia.

Besides Taekwondo, there is only one other martial arts sport in the Olympics…can you guess what it is?  The answer…

Now that you are here, I would love to know what you think...comments are always appreciated.