Students of the month for November and December are 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.
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.
Our friends at White Tiger Martial Arts are holding their annual invitational tournament on Sunday, Dec. 16 at East Portland Community Center.
This is one of the largest traditional taekwon-do tournaments in the Portland area and the entry fee is only $15.
All our students should attend this tournament, which provides a learning experience not often found in regular classes.