It was at this point the mental training tae kwon do offers started to take over the physical training.
I needed a different way to incorporate a daily workout that is important to me to keep up a healthy lifestyle. The classes in the beginning were physically intense.
I got headaches often from thinking about the classes all day and having a tough physical workout looming over me throughout the day.
I guess at around yellow or purple belt I made up in my mind that I was sticking with tae kwon do and that I was in it for the long haul.
Slowly over the next year my attitude changed from having to force myself to go to class to wanting and needing to go to class.
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I am able to perform in class and do all the exercises and all the techniques because I believe that I can. It requires focus and concentration and a willingness to believe that you can do whatever it is you want to do.
Getting to black-belt is a symbol that I have the ability to put my mind to anything to accomplish my goals.
Write the body of the essay keeping in mind that you need to address how you have accomplished physical and mental goals central to becoming a black belt candidate.
Students often bring up challenges they surmounted, times when they felt overwhelmed or inspired to move forward.