Tae Kwon Do

Finish what you started

If you have followed the blog for a while you will recall the trials and tribulations of our (mine with the boys) Tae Kwon Do experience. The boys started and I made a bet that if they hung in there,… Continue Reading →

Be Brothers

During the last week of camp, the boys mentioned a slight problem. It seemed there was an older kid, a sixth grader, who was being a bit aggressive. My oldest mentioned on more than one day the boy had hit… Continue Reading →

An essay on Gratitude

For higher level belt testing at our Tae Kwon Do school, part of the application is to write an essay on a given topic.  Typically the topic is the theme of the belt that was just completed.  For testing this… Continue Reading →

Lost Inspiration (a rather long post)

In the Spring of 2007, my two boys (then almost 5 and six and a half) decided to take on the challenge of Tae Kwon Do.  What started as curiosity turned into over three years of ups and downs, highs… Continue Reading →


A topic for a DaddyCast as soon as I get a chance to record again is how to teach the kids when defensive aggression is okay.  A couple of weeks ago my youngest mentioned that another kid at school had… Continue Reading →

Confident Parenting

We took the boys to see the U.S. Women’s National Soccer team play Korea.  We got our tickets early and had great seats at midfield about 4 rows back.  Playing at the University of Richmond stadium meant that any seat… Continue Reading →

Learn to Fall

Last night at Tae Kwon Do we began learning a new set of Sparring.  These are sparring techniques called “One Step Sparring” or “Trust Sparring” as they consist of one person throwing a punch and the other making a move… Continue Reading →

Enabling yields amazing results

Tonight we returned to Tae Kwon Do for the first time in almost two weeks.  Due to my travel last week we missed the Tuesday class.  Thursday night the boys didn’t want to go (I can fight one not wanting… Continue Reading →

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