Don’t think of Taekwon-Do as just an after school activity.The things I’ve been taught there actually helped me in life. For example, self defence techniques have come in handy for me. Last week after school when I was walking to my bus to get home, the sidewalk was very icy. I was trying to go quick because it was cold. As I was walking I slipped and fell, but I didn’t get hurt because I did a break-fall. No scratches or bruises!
A break-fall is how you protect your head and back from getting hurt when someone pushes you or you’re about to fall. I’ve used it and it actually works! 🙂
Another example is when someone was trying to drag me to a place I did not want to go. I was able to break out of their grip and get free by using a wrist grab defence technique. It was not a serious situation but at least I could protect myself.
Taekwon-Do is a martial art that helped me build my confidence, make new friends and also helped me prevent getting hurt. I look forward to practicing and learning more self defence techniques.