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