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Master Natasya Hartle

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Candidate Journals

King Tiger Tae Kwon Do Black Belt candidates blog daily about their journey: their thoughts and feelings, their struggles and successes; their pain and their encouragement. Follow along on their journey; words of encouragement are always welcome!

04/18/2021

Today the Lake Norman instructors all got together for a meeting today and I feel like it was very productive. Excited to see how classes run from now on. Didn't get the chance to practice my creative form today so I'll have to work on it everyday this week so it looks good for testing.
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04/16/2021

Really really good practice on my creative form today. Much thanks to Marcus for helping me make it. In black belt class today we went through every single weapons form that we will need for testing next week and I'm feeling good!
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04/14/2021

Kind of busy day today. After school today I went straight into King Tiger to help the kids who were there for their E-Learning. Classes were also pretty large today but they ran decently. Marcus and I went to gymnastics tonight, as well. Now, I'm currently working through some statistics work.
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04/13/2021

Spent a majority of my time today doing schoolwork but hopefully this means that I'll be able to work more on my creative form for the rest of the week. I'm also excited to work on some of the Tae Keuk forms with Marcus.
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04/12/2021

Regular day today. Didn't get the chance to work on my creative form so I'll really have to kick it into overdrive over the next couple of days. Now, I'm busy finishing up a project for Engineering.
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04/11/2021

Stayed pretty active today. Went to the park today with some friends to grill burgers and play frisbee. Marcus and I went to the gym as well as cleaned his room. Now, I'm working on an engineering project before bed.
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04/09/2021

Spent the day with the kids at King Tiger. Black belt class went well, we went through some Poomsaes and weapons. I've been studying all night but everything is going well!
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04/08/2021

Spent the day at King Tiger helping out during spring break camp. We took the kids bowling today and we all had a really great time. Classes were super small today but they ran smoothly so I'm happy with that. I need to find more time in my day to practice my creative form and other poomsaes but I'm struggling!
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04/07/2021

Pretty good day today. I got a 100 on my Statistics exam so I was riding that high through a majority of the day. Classes went really well, they are a bit small because of spring break but we are still staying busy. I was able to practice a skill for my creative form again so I'm happy with how everything is going!
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04/06/2021

Was able to do some Poomsae work today before work but most of my time today has been allocated to studying. No creative Poomsae work today but hopefully tomorrow I'll be able to.
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04/05/2021

Got to work on a skill for my creative form today. Very happy with it. At first I thought it wasn't going to happen and that I would have to find something different to do but I ended up succeeding! Excited to work more on it tomorrow.
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04/04/2021

Didn't get through too many requirements today. Spent the morning playing frisbee with some friends then spent the rest of the day doing chores and studying. Probably going to go to the gym tomorrow to get some more requirements in and hopefully I'll have time to work on my creative form.
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04/03/2021

Black belt class first thing this morning. I loved all the Poomsaes and self defense we did! We then had all of our Saturday morning classes and I went to my grandparents with Marcus and my parents for lunch. Spent the rest of the day working on a project with Marcus. I plan on going to King Tiger tomorrow to work on my creative form a bit.
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04/02/2021

Happy Good Friday! Had a mentor session with Master Evins this morning where we practice a lot of weapons. Spent most of my day studying but Marcus and I did complete our requirements for the day at his house!
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04/01/2021

Gym day today. Nothing out of the usual. Excited to work with Master Evins tomorrow morning for a mentor session!
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03/31/2021

Went to gymnastics tonight so didn't go to the gym to run. I got a few pushups and situps in though. Tomorrow is the start of the month we test. It's the home stretch!
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03/30/2021

Short gym trip today. I had to get home in time to do my tutoring, but I did get most of my requirements done. It feels good to have a few of them fully completed. Now I have to keep pushing until they are all done!!
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03/29/2021

Regular day at King Tiger today. It was red stripe so our students did lots of pushups, situps, and squat thrusts. Marcus and I went to the gym tonight to get our daily requirements in. I have a feeling that we will be sore tomorrow!
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03/28/2021

Rainy day today so I couldn't run outside. Marcus and I went to the gym to run on the treadmills and get the rest of our requirements done. Spent a lot of the day studying, too. 
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03/27/2021

Went to Saturday morning bb class and stayed at king tiger to teach some classes. Marcus and I went to the gym today and are planning to go back tomorrow to get some more requirements in. 
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03/26/2021

Started my day with a mentor session with Grandmaster Evins. We did a lot of poomsaes and self defenses. I had to leave right away to take a test, then I did my requirements and went to King Tiger to teach little tigers and black belt class. 
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03/25/2021

Busy day today. Came in to King Tiger for a few hours to help clean the office a bit before classes. We were busy in classes but I felt like they ran pretty smoothly. Super quick gym session bc I had to get back to do some tutoring tonight. Now I have to study for a test I have tomorrow :)))
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03/24/2021

Nothing particularly interesting today aside from King Tiger getting a new bus today. We had classes as usual and got a lot of kids to break their boards. Missed gymnastics tonight but got to go to the gym so that I could run. Now I'm studying and will clean my room before going to sleep 😴
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03/23/2021

Pretty chill day at King Tiger. Started working on self defenses with the students and even did some rolls with some of the kids. Didn't go to the gym today so I had to do my pushups and situps from home. No run today but I'll be able to get one in tomorrow after my gymnastics class.
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03/22/2021

Pretty nice day today. Had my online classes this morning and didn't have to go to KT for e learning with the kids bc they're back in school. So, marcus and I made lunch and did some errands before heading into work to teach classes. We did a lot of falls with our students. After work, went to the gym to get my requirements finished and am about to start my homework :)
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03/21/2021

Went on a 4 mile hike today with Marcus and some friends. It felt really good for my sore muscles! Didn't get the chance to go to the gym today so I had to do my requirements from home.
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03/20/2021

Awesome time at the Written and Physical test today! I beat all of my pretest numbers and my written test felt really smooth. I'm still a little tired from waking up so early but I've been feeling good!
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03/19/2021

Did a lot of review of the written test with out blackbelts today. Took a nice and easy day to get ready for the test tomorrow.
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03/18/2021

Last day going to the gym before the physical test on Saturday. Ran a ton and did my pullups! Hoping to improve in pullups so bad this time!! 
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03/17/2021

Fun today today with work and classes. Got to go to the gym for my requirements and now I'll be studying for the rest of the night!
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03/16/2021

It felt like today flew by but I'm very happy with how things are going with work and school. I have been studying for my written test as well as for my university classes.
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03/15/2021

Driving back from the gym now. Got a lot of pullups and sit-ups in. Now back to the house to have a protein shake!
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03/14/2021

Happy Pi Day!! Marcus and I went on a nice hike today on one of our favorite trails. I'm happy I'm not sore from class yesterday. Can't wait to go back to the gym tomorrow to keep working on my requirements.
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03/13/2021

Safe to say I got a lot of kicks in today during black belt class. I have a feeling my legs are going to be a little sore tomorrow. After classes, Marcus and I went to the gym so I could finish my requirements. Finishing the day now with a bit of studying. :)
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03/12/2021

Today was the last day of testing for our color belt kids. I'm pretty happy with how everything turned out but I'm mostly excited to start a new belt cycle. We went to the park today with our afterschool kids and had a lot of fun!
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03/11/2021

Today I worked in the morning and then I got my requirements done during my break time. I then had to go back to King Tiger for our belt testings. They went pretty well but we still have a lot of kids that need improving. Enjoyed a nice dinner with my parents, marcus, the Belcher's, Courtney, and Hannah :)
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03/10/2021

Currently writing this journal in between reps at the gym. Getting in my sit-ups, pushups, and pullups tonight with Master Marcus and his sister!
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03/09/2021

First day of belt testing for our students over zoom. It was crazy to run a testing where I hadn't helped prepare the students beforehand. Nevertheless, I was happy with how smoothly testing went and I'm proud of our students. 
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03/08/2021

I didn't get a lot of requirements in today because I've had to allocate a lot of my time to studying. Hopefully I can get back on track after my tests. Classes at KT today were massive but we are getting ready for testing so that's to be expected. Hoping for some nice, chill testing days for the rest of the week. 
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03/07/2021

Went to the gym today to complete my requirements. I had a long run and did a lot of pullups and pushups/sit-ups. Feeling good for the week to come.
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03/06/2021

Great black belt class this morning! I'm excited to be practicing the tae kwon forms more. I didn't run today so marcus and I are hitting the gym tomorrow to get a good run in.
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03/05/2021

Got all of my requirements done for the day early! I also finally finished learning the Tae Kwon form I was working on. Time to learn the next one! 
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03/02/2021

Got my requirements done at the gym tonight, had a good run on the treadmill and got a lot of pullups in. I am still awful at pullups but I'm still getting better!
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03/01/2021

First day of March started off strong! I had a good day all around with school, taekwondo, requirements, and studying :)
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02/28/2021

Didn't have a productive day in the way of requirements today but I did get a lot of studying done lol. Gotta catch up this week with the physical stuff. 
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02/27/2021

Currently sitting at the Belcher's house eating delicious Korean food that Amanda made! So so so yummy 😋 Classes today went really well, our 3 and 4 year old class is getting so big! I also had a private lesson with one of my favorite kids.
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02/25/2021

Pretty decent Thursday. I'm sad that my workout buddy is now injured :( I will have to continue to get my requirements done without him! Busy day of classes because we're trying to get our students ready for testing. I'm excited for it to finally be Friday XD
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02/23/2021

Happy Tuesday! Not a very productive day today with requirements. We're trying out a new way to run our afterschool classes and they have me beat. Hopefully I can catch back up tomorrow. 
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02/08/2021

Another busy day at King Tiger. My legs are still a bit sore from my run on Saturday but working out has made them feel better! I've found a nice pattern of doing sets of pushups and situps in between homework problems so I'm slowly but surely getting them done :) 
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01/28/2021

I have been spending a lot of time working on Poomsaes and components for my creative form! Last night I went to my gymnastics class and worked on front aerials. Hopefully that will be something I can incorporate in my creative form. I hope to get my requirements done between classes today!
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08/09/20

I've had a busy week with work, studying, and dogsitting. I've gotten a lot of progress done with my cycle, though, so I'm motivated to keep my stride strong!
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08/02/20

Today I did a 2 mile run around my neighborhood then I did my physical requirements at my house. I spent the rest of the day relaxing with my friends. Hopefully I will be recharged and ready for a busy week!
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08/01/20

Spent my morning at King Tiger for a mentee session then went on a hike with Marcus again. We really enjoy the hiking trail we found so we might be going to it every weekend :)
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07/31/20

Pretty normal day. We had a nice parking lot class at Lake Norman. It was super sunny but the weather was felt good to train in. 
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07/30/20

Had a great Thursday. Worked this morning with our summer campers then in the afternoon Marcus and I were doing our semi private lessons with our students. I was able to fit in most of my requirements between the lessons so I'm super happy about that. Didn't get the chance to work on my poomsaes much today so I will have to catch up on those tomorrow :)
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07/28/20

Very happy about my poomsae progress. I have decided to break up how I am going to practice poomsae. For the next few weeks my main goal will be to make my stances more consistent and land my poomsaes in the same spot I started in. Today I did Pal jang, which wasn't too hard because I just competed with it :) I'm excited to work on Koryeo tomorrow.
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07/27/20

Starting to get into the groove for my daily requirements. My arms are no longer sore and everything is getting a little easier each day. I love the work I've been doing for my poomsaes. Still very upset that I can't practice kicks the way I would like but at least I can still practice them.
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07/26/20

Had a very long and enjoyable weekend. After black belt class on Saturday, I went on a fun hike with Marcus. I  hope to go on a lot more hikes through the summer and fall season! 
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07/23/20

Had my first mentee session with mentee #1. I'm glad all of my bochos are getting into the swing of things regarding their cycle requirements. We did a lot of color belt review today to prepare for the pre-test!
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07/22/20

A lot of good training today. I haven't been liking the way I was fulfilling my poomsae requirement, so I have decided a different way to practice poomsaes in a way that will help me get them "competition ready." I'm very excited to start tomorrow!
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07/21/20

My body is definitely sore from starting requirements yesterday. I feel so out of shape right now but as long as I stay consistent, everything should get a lot easier!
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07/20/2020

Today was the first day that I started recording requirements! I had decided to take a break after my poomsae competition and a leg injury. I'm still not healed yet but I'm glad to start getting in the swing of things :)  
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January 31, 2016

Hello everyone. I hope everyone had a wonderful Sunday. Today, my family and I ran a birthday party for a 5 year old at King Tiger. I think it ran very smoothly for the three of us. After that, I went out to eat at a sushi and hibachi buffet and it was awesome!
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January 28, 2016

Today I did the daily challenge and it was super hard! Started with my 4th dan poomsae and went down to 1st dan. The jump ropes were pretty easy but the air squats and pistol squats were killer on my quads. I will definitely be sore tomorrow.
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Wednesday, January 20

Today I got to sleep in! My first class today didn't start until 11 so I had a great start to my day. It also started snowing! After class I went to King Tiger to help with a couple of classes before I went to crossfit. Death by thrusters was the WOD at crossfit and I will not be feeling my legs tomorrow, so that's exciting. After working out I went to tutor, which I do every Monday and Wednesday for two girls who are students at the Lake Norman school. Now, at 10:30pm, I am home and in the process of finishing engineering reading. This is part of my master procrastination technique that I'm pretty good at. I wish a great night for all those who are staying up late to read journals. See you soon. Natasya 
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5/21/15 First Journal

This is my first journal entry of my master's journey. Better late than never I guess. So, in honor of officially starting our new black belt journey, I have attached one of my favorite Black Belt pictures. :)
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