Taekwondo Students Test and Promotions

| June 9, 2014
TaeKwonDo Promotion Class, and last night of the 2013/2014 Season. Photo by Hailey Spiess.

Taekwondo Promotion Class, and the last night of the 2013/2014 TKD Season. Photo by Hailey Spiess.

Fox Creek’s Taekwondo promotion night on June 5, was visited by Master Jim Rennie of Whitecourt.

“It’s a real pleasure to come and see new students.  It’s an awesome promotion night,” stated Master Rennie with excitement.

Students received their new belts, along with a certificate of promotion at the end of the testing.

Fox Creek Taekwondo’s instructor Paul Marinus, along with assistant instructor Tim Pratt hosted three sessions in the year, every Tuesday and Thursday.

The order of belt ranking is: white, yellow, green, blue, red and black. With each belt ranking, are also sub-colours indicating different stages of the belt, which is common with an organization like the Fox Creek Taekwondo that does multiple promotion nights in a year.

Each belt colour has a meaning. When you begin taekwondo, everyone starts as a white belt, symbolizing innocence. The yellow belt symbolizes earth, the green belt symbolizes the plant, the blue belt symbolizes the sky or heaven, the red belt symbolizes danger, and the black belt symbolizes maturity.

Taekwondo is a form of martial arts that originated in Korea. The sport of taekwondo combines combat and self-defense techniques with sport and exercise. The word taekwondo breaks down to mean; tae means “to strike or break with the foot”; kwon means “to strike or break with the fist”; and do means “way of life” and loosely translates to mean “the way of the foot and the hand.”

Fox Creek Taekwondo is based on what’s called the “Five Tenets of Taekwondo”, which are: courtesy, integrity, perseverance, self-control, and indomitable spirit.

Congratulations to all of the students and instructors!

Fox Creek Taekwondo will begin again in the fall.



Hailey Spiess

Hailey Spiess

By Hailey Spiess

Freelance Reporter

Hailey enjoys informing people about the events and telling the stories of Fox Creek.

As a mother of three, for Hailey, family comes first and writing is her passion

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