Sebastian Wise is student of the month for January, the month he earned his 1st Dan black belt with a fine promotion test. And he is back working out as often and as hard as he did in preparing for the test.
Criteria for Student of the Month:
1. Strong attendance
2 .Progress in belt rank skills
3. Adherence to the Five Tenets (courtesy, integrity, perseverance, self-control and indomitable spirit)
4. Contribution to the do-jang and fellow students.
Previous students of the month, for November and December, were Lena Pitts and Sebastien Smith. They have achieved a lot in the past year, even though they both failed a promotion test, which is rare for children since they do not have to break boards. Yet both exemplified indomitable spirit, not only correcting their mistakes but going on to greater things. Both won first place in forms in their divisions at the recent White Tiger tournament.
Our annual invitational tournament will be Saturday, May 4 at Imago Dei Community Center.
Our tournament is one of two major tournaments for independent traditional taekwon-do schools in the Portland area every year. It raised funds for scholarships to students who cannot otherwise afford taekwon-do lessons.
Entry forms and further information will be coming shortly.