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Tuesday, September 20, 2011


Last Saturday I tested for my blue belt it is the sixth belt and I only have four belts until black belt. It was quite exciting! My instructor told me I needed to write an essay on self control.I ended up two days before testing.Here it is:
Self Control
There are seven tenants of taekwondo they are: Honor, Humility, self-control, indomitable spirit, courtesy, integrity, and perseverance. All these tenants are extremely important to follow in our daily lives.
Self control is a very important tenant. The definition of self control is: restraint of ones actions, emotions or desires. To me Self Control means that you are able to restrain yourself from doing things out of desire or want. Just because you really want to do something doesn’t mean you do it.
Taekwondo has helped me with my self control quite a bit. Before taekwondo I would eat doughnuts, cream filled bagels, or any other pastries at any chance I would get. Now that I have practiced my self-control I don’t eat as many sweets as I had. An example is: when I deliberately turned down a cream cheese Danish even though I really, really wanted one. There are also two other ways I demonstrated self control they are, restraint of my actions or the restraint of my emotions. Another way that I demonstrated self control is when I controlled my desire to yell when my sister was pestering me
So, if it wasn’t for Taekwondo I really don’t know how well I would be controlling my desires, actions, or emotions. So I encourage others to become martial artists because it helped me a lot with my self control!

I thought it sounded goofy but it was still fine the way it was!

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