Fall 2024 Black Belt Cycle

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!

Journal #2

Today was a day of rest. My legs are sore. I used the whole day to slowly get my requirements done. We did not have any errands to run. I did my laundry yesterday. I had to start my nutrition challenge over because I did not realize it was for 30 days. Tomorrow will be day 2 of this challenge. My goal for tomorrow will be to start typing up some of my essays. Maybe even tackle the technology challenge.

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Days 1 and 2 of the Cycle

Hey guys, Back on the cycle again, and this time will be different. I am 100% focused and confident in my success. Anyway, the first day I was having troubles with the website so that’s why I didn’t post yet. I’m currently in Maine visiting my family and today I played a lot of cornhole. I drove my grandfathers side by side as well. Yesterday, was a family party with games, water balloons and a lot of food. Because of this stuff my goal is too have all requirements caught up tomorrow although I’ve done a bunch of stuff already. Excited to crush the cycle with you guys!

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7/14 2024

The second day of cycle was well. First I went to Carowinds which was AWESOME, after that I ran a mile, that was tiring because I was running around to all the attractions. So after that I only did sit-ups and jump rope because I was really tired and sore so tomorrow I’ll do extra work to catch up. I still am excited for day three of cycle!!!

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first blog

I can't believe that the cycle has finally started. I'm so excited for this cycle. Today I did my first mile, but I ran more than a mile and I went to poomsae class.  Yesterday I went to the quarry in Mooresville with my three friends and we jumped off of rocks.  There was one that was 18 feet high, I did it one time, it was super fun. 

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Day 2...sore

Today I got up, went to the park and practiced some stick and staff forms and reviewed tbe high belt self defense in the air. It's challenging to do the real self defense on grass.  After that, I came home and did my jump rope requirement. Then did some errands, took a nap, and finished up my requirements. I've found I need to spread my requirements throughout the day, because the amount has dropped, partially from being sore. I do not have any way to do my pull up requirements at home, so I'm behind in those.    

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Second day

Good afternoon, I'm already two days in and sore. I thought that the first two week would be easy but I was mistaken. I'v already been working hard and sore and it's only day two. I just finished my work for day two and I am practically dying. I also just finished Atomic Habits ( I'v been reading it since June).

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Start of cycle

Yesterday at Saturday black belt class we did our color belt poomsaes and self-defenses and I got my book from master Shelley. Today I am doing requirements preparing for pre-test.

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Day 2

Good Morning to everyone. I'm surprised to say this but even though we are all only 2 days in, it has been quite a bit of a challenge. I thought it would be workouts and curriculum and stuff like that but i was certainly wrong. you will really need to push yourself even if you're tired or just don't want to do it. You also will have a lot of homework (and any other requirements) so do it before anything else or you will get behind.

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Peter's blog

this is my second day of the cycle and I want to just say I feel like I'm on a good start I have to end strong too or else the start is worth nothing

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Journal - Day 2

Good morning, everyone! Even though it's only day 2 of the cycle, my body is already is starting to feel sore. Yesterday was a long day. I started my 30-day challenge, which is limiting sweets. This is pretty hard for me because I have a really big sweet tooth, but I keep reminding myself to stay focused. After finishing my requirements, we went to the temple and came home late. I just woke up and started writing this. I am planning on doing my requirements in a bit. This cycle is definitely different than the rest since the curriculum has changed and I am not used to doing everything by time yet. Have a wonderful day!

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7/13

Woke up today really dizzy but nonetheless still woke up in time to get to morning class. Got home and read through the new clack belt cycle belt and there were a lot of changes. Still trying to finalize a schedule that I will keep up with throughout the whole journey.

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Day 1 Motivation

So excited to restart the cycle again. The one for my Master. Different than any other cycle before. I started my career and am not at tkd as often as I use to be. I’m live downtown Charlotte, which can interfere with my time management (traffic!). But I know what is expected and I know if I prioritize the cycle, I will have good results. With the audit cycle, My skating group and developing new Friendships and relationships was also a priority. My new job and the change in my sleeping hours was also a priority. But I feel Establish in my career and with my friendships that I can put a lot more energy towards cycle. I’m excited for the growth!

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Journal entry 1

Today was a very busy day for me. Last night I stayed up till 3:35 am then I had to head to tae kwon do from 9:00 to 12:20. Then after that I came home and relaxed until I had to do my other requirements.

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Day 1

Today, the first thing when I woke up was literally go to Tae Kwon Do. I brushed my teeth and my brother and I went to the Dojang, where I was met with a very fun sparring class and lots of requirements to look forward to. After all the classes we had a health seminar, done by Dr. Shears. It was a very good seminar I heard. Then I went home and my friends came over, and we swam, and played basket ball, with some more fun things. Though I had to do more requirements even when they were there. We enjoyed ourselves very much for the rest of the time. Can't for more to come.

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Day 1

today was pretty normal, I just got back from camp so I was pretty tired. I slept until like 6:30pm and did my run at 7:30pm then did all my other things except for pullup, plank, and jump rope

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Sunny and beautiful

My first day of cycle was great, sunny and beautiful, starting with black belt class and ending with my workout and daily requirements. I tried to get my run in this afternoon, but decided to wait until it cooled down a bit. Started eating healthier today, including no ice cream, or other sweets in the middle of the night, or anytime, really. Let's see how this goes. This is acually harder for me than the physical requirements. Looking forward to tomorrow when I'm planning to meet up with my mentor. This cycle is really special for me because I'm doing it with my son, Dylan. He asked me to join him in class a few years ao, and after much hesitation, I finally agreed to give it a try. Glad we're on this journey together.

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Day 1

I've never participated in a blackbelt cycle before. Blackbelt exam experiences at my previous school were much different. I have /will be setting a daily alarm to remind me to journal, and add my information that is needed ( once I figure out where it goes - I'll ask my mentor) I figure by the end of my cycles I'll be in the best shape of my life. 

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7/13/2024

My first day was great! My mentor session went good, my only struggle with it was to keep Tripp focused. We worked on poomse, self defense, and kicks I think Tripp did pretty good on his kicks, he did great on his poomse only a few mistakes, and he did very good on his self defense. My workout went well, I did excellent on my run. I look forward to day 2 of black belt cycle.

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Day One

I can't believe I'm already back on the black belt cycle, I feel like I was just on last year. I went to black belt class in the morning, as usual, nothing out of the ordinary, it was mostly a reviewing the basics class. We touched on staff and stick forms a bit too. When I got home, I relaxed for a while before getting into the requirements. Getting back into the pacing of the cycle will definitely not be easy, but I'm looking forward to the journey this cycle!

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Welcome back!!!

Welcome to the bochos and welcome back to us repeat offenders! Today is also Mark's and my 28th wedding anniversary.  If you had asked me over a quarter of a century ago what I'd be doing as an opener for an anniversary morning I would NOT have said going to black belt class.  That is what we did, however, and we've been working on requirements since then.  We went to the gym and got some milage cranked out, turned on 80's rock and got the other requirements done.  It's so much easier when you have someone to work with! 

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Day 1

Hello everyone.  Welcome back to everyone who's done this before and greetings to all the new folks.  Today's our 28th anniversary so we exchanged gifts, went to class, and then came home and practiced.  I always forget how exhausted you actually are, especially at the end of day one.  But that's one day in the books desire the dog's best attempts to interfere with our pushups, situps, and burpees. I feel pretty good about most of my forms - just need to work on the Second Dan self defenses though I know I need to work on more than just that.

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First day

Hey I started my cycle today and also did my pre-test. I am excited to be on this cycle. I helped out in a junior tiger class and did sparring 

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Black Belt Grading Cycle Begins

Today began the King Tiger black belt grading training cycle for 2024. I am one of those on the cycle, and welcome everybody. I led the training today with the black belt team at King Tiger of North Charlotte. We stretched and in no particular order completed 40 push-ups, 40 seat-ups, kick and punch combos, taeguks, koryo, short stick forms, and staff forms. #Meditation#fine tuning all forms#fine tuning combination sequences.

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Journal - Day 1

Good morning, everyone! As of today, the cycle has officially started. I am super excited to officially start training to become a master. Today, I woke up and went to black belt class. We mainly focused on color belt curriculum, which was great because Master Chelley wanted to make sure we had our basics down. I got a lot of requirements done during class and will finish the rest today soon. We are planning on heading out today. Have a wonderful day!

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First morning of the cycle

This is my second time of the cycle, but my mindset has changed from last time, now I want to improve, rather than give up though it's difficult, this new start will help me achieve getting my second degree black belt.

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4/8

today I had to go back to school so I was extremely sleep deprived. So I got nothing rlly done but it’s fine.

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4/1/24

Toady was a fun day at home. I woke up and had to go to work with my mom. When I got home I played Fortnite with my friends for the rest of the day.

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4/2 Journal

i started studying for ap exams cuz I need the extra studying. then I went to work and now I'm about to eaat dinner. 

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4/1/24

Today I woke up and didn’t have school because I’m on spring break! Then science it’s April Fools day which everyone seems to have forgotten about I pranked my friend and told them we had school today. When my dad got home from work we ate lunch and then we worked on our garden. When I went to TKD I helped with class and once I got home ate dinner and read a book.

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today i went to the fair with my family and now i am going to play fortnite with my friends

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3/30/24

Today I went to my sisters college at UNC chapel hill and then once I came home did homework. After that I watched a movie with my parents.

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Mar 30

Today started with work at the dojang. Helped with family class and little tigers. At home I was outside most of the day cause of how nice it was.

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3/30/2024

first day of spring break slept in and might go out later today. 

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Peter's blog

Today I woke up early and helped make breakfast. Then I took a shower and I am now getting ready to go to my friend brye's birthday party

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3/28/24

Today was a fun day because my friends were coming over for a sleepover. At school I had a test and I got a 100 on it. After school my friends came over and we played soccer . When it turned about 9 we came inside and made some forts

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3/28 journal

spring break! Im finally done with school for another week so I get to chill.

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Peter's blog

Today I went to school and I had to leave early because I got sick. Then I went home and went to sleep and I got up later to eat some Ramen. Now I'm going back to sleep.

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3/27/24

Today I woke up and went to school after I got there I had math class and we had a test and it was and easy 100. After school I went TKD and helped with class. When class was over I help a fellow student with knife defense and that was my day.

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3/27 Journal

Im just waiting for spring break to start so im just procrastinating all my homework until then :)

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Effects

Greetings fellow…fellow…fellow…tea ceremony-waiters? It’s just not the same as saying fellow cyclers. I’m not running into the dojang or the house anymore because I forgot my book, or journaling daily, or in the backyard practicing poomsaes. It just feels weird, like there’s a unfillable void that I have no power over. I miss assisting with class (wait, I still do that), or going through hapkido 4 & 5 thousands of times with my mentor, or hearing the protests of my mentee after telling him his Pal Chang needs work. There are some effects to the ending of the black belt cycle. Am I missing it? Who would have thought? Anyway, I just wanted to say that everyone did great during testing and it’s amazing how much we all persevered; so pat yourself on the back! And I also want to thank all the instructors and especially the masters for leading the...

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3/26/24

Toady I woke up went to school and had a great day. After that I came home and did homework until 8. Then I ate dinner and now I’m about to sleep .

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3/24 Journal

I haven't done a journal since I hit 50 so I decided to just do one now. The spring 24 cycle is finally over, im so proud of myself, my friends and everyone else who made it through testing, it was a difficult night and having to do it again in the morning was even tougher, I am so grateful that I got to do the cycle alongside so many amazing people. I'd first like to thank my parents for pushing me to do this and getting through it, I would also like to thank Master Foster and Master Knight for helping me prepare for it. It's been a long 3 months but it finally paid off. It felt weird not having to do any requirements and just getting my first day off in a while. I can't wait till the tea ceremony! That's it for today.

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Peter's blog

Today I was a alright day. But I was scrolling on tiktok and a saw a video of David Goggins  doing his runs and his intense training and it kind of reminded me of the cycle when I saw it, he was saying, "They dont know me son" and "Whos going to carry the boats, and the logs" which gave me motivation to strive harder

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3/24/24

Today I woke up pretty late and had breakfast. After that I helped with gardening in my backyard. This was kinda exhausting because the dirt weighed a ton and I had to lift it. After that I got groceries and came home. Then I finished up with some homework and ate dinner.

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3/24

Still sore after testing but i got up and dealt with it. I had to edit a video for school which took up most of my day but other than that it was chill

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Molly McGinn 3/24/24

Hello! I know I haven’t done an entry in a few days since i’ve hit my 50 journals but i thought it would be good to do one. Today I got picked up early by a really good friend of mine and we went to church together. We also went to lunch at culver’s which if you haven’t gone to you should give it a try. At lunch I came up with the brilliant idea to give him a haircut. His parents said that would be okay and we went to his house and I indeed cut his hair. It looks great by the way and I’m very surprised with myself for doing so because i’ve never once cut anyone’s hair.  I did get some help from his mom but I did some too. When I got home It was weird not having to do any requirements or any class even...

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3/23/24

Today was a great day and the testing was fun. I am happy I broke my boards and also my brick. After I got home I slept for about five hours and after that I watched a show with my dad.

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we're finally done with our testing! thank you to all the masters, instructors, and other cyclists for making this journey one to remember. 

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My Thankfulness to my instructors

I would like to say thank you to all the people that helped me during the cycle. I would like to say thank you to master Natasha as my mentor and getting my curriculum straight for the cycle, And Master Chelly and Master Marcus for all the constructive criticism they gave me that helped me get my work up. I also want to thank Grand Master Evins for the privilege to be on the cycle. Lastly I would like to thank Master Foster and Master Knight for letting the cyclists do the testing at their school. Then I would like to thank my dad and my little brother Johnathan for cheering for me in the background, and I'm sorry that my mom couldn't be there to watch me break my brick for the second time. 

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3/23 Journal

Today was testing! I broke all my stuff but now I'm sore and bleeding a bit. Other than that it was a fun day. I gotta catch up on homework now.

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Peter Forbes

I just came back from the black belt test, I'm tired, and sleepy, but I know this is all for a good cause.

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No words

So. So this is it. The end of my - and all of yours - spring 2024 black belt cycle. But at every ending journey, another adventure starts. Look forward to these next months or years of your nth degree black belt. This black belt cycle was a blast! I learned so much and learned with so many people, it’s amazing how 11 weeks of determination had such an impact. I’m more open minded which is a great character trait to have. Next black belt cycle, I’m not looking at the ground and seeing how many requirements I have to do or how much I have to know, I’m looking up at the sky and awaiting the experiences, the people, and the journey. This has been the best 11 weeks of my life and I was honored to share the experience with all of you. I cannot wait to see ya’ll...

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3/22 Journal

Todays testing which im kinda nervous about but I think ill do fine. Good luck to everyone!

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Shaan Pattnaik 3/22/24 TESTING!!!!!!

TODAY IS TESTING! AGHHHHHHHH Good luck guys! The test is hours away but I’m still really nervous.

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The Final Countdown!

This is it! The Final Countdown!  Let's get it!  Congratulations in advance!

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FINAL DAY

today is the final day i am so exited I am hoping everyone has the best of luck bye

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TONIGHT !!!

it has amazing 11 week cycle. i have made so many friends and met so many new people. I wish everyone all the best tonight and in all your future endeavors.

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3/22

This Friday I didn’t wake up on time I sleeper in! Then I finished up my black belt requirements for the cycle and now ima go to school and probably going to get a 100% on my test then come back home and just relax then go to testing and I hope I will not have to stay like 10 hours.

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Oh no, oh no, oh no, no, no, no, no!

One more day before THE BIG DAY!  I feel like I can't do anything but eat, drink and breathe Tae Kwon Do!  I am so excited!  I am using so many explanation marks!  This is unbelievable!  I'm going to remember EVERYTHING!  I should go to sleep.  Signing off.

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TOMORROW !!!

TOMMOROW IS THE DAY. i dont know if im excited or nervous or both but im not sure if i can sleep. today i went to school and i have so much homework and i really need to go to bed but i cant so sad. looking forward to seeing everyone tomorrow.

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Peter's blog

Today I went to school and got a 100 on a test. Then I went to sparring class and sparred 2 people. Now I am going to bed so I can have sleep for my project tomorrow.

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3/21/24

Toady I woke up and went to school. We aren’t doing anything new at all so we just do order of operations all day. When I got home I went straight to robotics and then went to TKD after that I came home and did homework.

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3/21

Tomorrow night is the night. Good luck everyone! We've got this!

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Mar 21

Woke up and headed to 9 round. Not a bad day, had a decent amount of people. Went home for a little them left for the dojang. Practiced alot of my stuff for the test. Left at 8 and had chicken for dinner.

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It'll come

Hello fellow cyclers. Welcome to journal #number-I-have-no-idea. I have one question I want to ask you guys though. Do you know the difference between type 1 fun and type 2 fun? If you said no, let me explain. Type 1 fun is fun that you have instantly, in the moment. Maybe you're laughing with your friends because someone told a really funny joke or watching a movie or at a birthday party - that kind of stuff. Type 2 fun is fun that doesn't come instantly but gets there eventually. Type 2 fun is fun you have to work for. For example, you know that huge event that is coming up in less than 24 hours? Yea, it's only our black belt testing. That's an example of type 2 fun. During testing we'll feel tired and nervous but when testing is over you'll feel extremely happy and be enjoying that quality...

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Good Luck...

3/21/24...Finally the end is near.   Getting extra practice in at Harrisburg every day this week . A little nervous for the test tomorrow.  Resting up after dinner.  Hoping for good luck for us all! 

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3/21 Journal

Today I went to school and when I came home I did some homework and my exercises. At the center I was able to finish all my requirements which is good for testing tmrw. I came home and studied for a chem test tmrw that I feel like I'm gonna fail but who knows.

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Shaan Pattnaik 3/21/24

Today I got a sparring class, a class assistance, and a mentee session. Testing is tomorrow.

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3/21/24

Today I went to School without the crutches and it wasn't very fun because my foot did hurt all day. When we got home I layed down for a little bit but then got up and started to go over all my pumaes and self defenses and started getting in my own head and mixing them up because im nervous for tomorrow. I I disided to go out on the four wheeler to clear my head and came back to do more. 

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ER

 so yesterday I was in the ER and I didn't have to Walk because  they said go inside your Bugatti  and I did a ultrasound  and I stayed there over night it was terrifiying

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3/21

Today I woke up and did homework then I am going to school and  today will be easy because there’s no test and I will probably just finish my cycle today and then I will go to sparring then come home.

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1 day !

today i went to school and had a math test and got the first 100 i got in math since 6th grade. good omen for friday night maybe? after coming home i went to my last black belt class of the cycle. its funny how im not going back to the dojang until testing night. now im doing homework.

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3/20 - #50!

Fifty journals! That's really cool. I really like the idea of reflecting on my day and writing about it, I think it's made me a lot more relaxed after putting my thoughts down somewhere. I wish I had been more consisten with these journals, but I also think I'm going to continue journaling somewhere! Testing is just about ~2 days away, which is really exciting! I'm so glad I get to be on this cycle, and I hope to make my first Master, the one who believed in me when I didn't believe in myself, Master Gina, proud! Goodluck to everyone!!

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Mar 20

Today was pretty good. Didn't work at 9 round on the morning so got up a little later. At 2:30 I headed to the dojang and worked till 8. My new favorite drink is the Irish Creme Monster coffee.

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March 20th, 2024

Today is my last journal. Today was a pretty normal day. I woke up had a normal morning, went to school, and came home. I then got a haircut and food. Afterwards, I came home and did some school work. After that I did some requirements and now I am here. 

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3/20

today went by really fast! I started of my day at bible class, then I went to Spanish which was super easy. after that I had English and chemistry. then I left, got lunch, and came home. then I took a quick nap, got ready, and left for a guitar lesson. then after, we left straight for TKD. then after class, me and my mom went to subway. then I came home and did some homework. now I plan to just relax and get ready for tomorrow.

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3/20/2024

Hi King Tiger Family. Well... I finished all my requirements today. Although Nate and I are only auditing, I feel like this cycle has been a great way to get back into the swing of things. Now, I need to maintain until the next cycle where we test. I wish everyone luck on Friday and Saturday. Breathe, Relax, Enjoy the moment, and just show what you worked so hard to do. It is an incredible experience. Take care. 

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No sardines!

Hello fellow cyclers and welcome to - WE INTERRUPT THIS BROADCAST WITH AN IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT: ONLY 2 DAYS REMAIN BEFORE BLACK BELT TESTING - Oh my goodness! I could have sworn I shut down all interruptions in my device settings earlier… but that’s a problem for another time. Anyway, as I was saying... welcome to another late-night journal! But what that guy was saying is right.  It’s only two days before testing and I can’t sleep although I’m really confident in my stuff and I’m going through everything over and over again while counting down the days. Today was my last class (not counting sparring) before testing. I won’t be able to make it for Thursday 6:00 class. :(  It doesn’t really seem like I can ever get taekwondo-ed out. Not that I want to. Today I assisted with some classes in afterschool and then returned for Master Chelly’s class, which like...

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Final Reflection

Good luck to everyone who is testing this weekend. I wish I could attend, but I am working all weekend. I have one more cycle. I made alot of progress in the beginning, and slowed down when I started working. I will continue to train in-between in the cycles. There's a few more things I need to work on/learn. I'm excited for rest of the year.

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3/20 Couple more days..

I know I haven't done these in a while but we only have 3 more days till testing so I though I might as well just do one. First off I don't know if everyone gets this enough but even if I don't know you, I'm proud of you. I didn't make it this far last cycle and I'm proud but I'm also just out of words.. I can't believe myself and a bunch of others have mad it and I just want everyone to get a good night rest for the next couple days before you get too tired. I'm out of words right now but I'm really proud.

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Shaan Pattnaik 3/20/24

Today I came to Tae Kwon Do to get a Class Assistance, a mentor session, and a mentee session. My class assistance was fairly straightforward; I helped a few kids during line drills and was not very needed in breakout classes. My mentor session was very productive. My mentee and I worked on Koryo, Hurricane Hooks, and Yellow/High Yellow Self Defense.

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3/20

Today I woke up and just did some homework than I went to school and today was easy and I got a 93 on my math test then am heading home and I will do my black belt requirements.

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3/20 joirnal

Today I didn’t really do much. I went to taekwondo and did a mento session. Then I got home and did homework

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ill

So i woke up and i  threw up at 6:00 then i woke up @ 8:30 not exactly and i practiced tae kwon do then i threw up theni played gorilla tag

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Mar 19

Started at 9 round. Had about 4 people today. Then went to the dojang and worked until 7:30. Overall nice day.

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2 days left !

today i went to school and then came home and practiced for testing and did homework

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Shaan Pattnaik 3/19/24

Today I had a mentor session; we worked on Staff form 2. I also did a leadership and a class assistance.

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Rollar skating

Went running with my dog, he did so well. I reward him with frozen treat. I put a collar around my cat, and the collar had a feather attached to it further away. So my cat kept trying to get the feathers. My cat and dog were entertaining so I worked on stretches and kicks. Rollerskating tonight and practice some jumps, Because we outdoor skates, we have level skating routes from beginner to advance. I went on the advance route tonight, which was very long routes with hills, going up in big hills going down. It’s tough and it’s hard to keep up sometimes because those people are so fast, I was told that actually come to the advanced skate more and I should psych myself out. 

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3/19/24

Today was a ok day at school. When I went to TKD I helped with class and got mentored . I came home and had dinner after that I did some homework.

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3/19 - #49

School was really normal today, nothing super interesting, but taekwondo was fun! I needed two more mentee sessions, so I got to work with a yellow belt and high yellow belt! It was confusing because I believe those two poomsaes are really similar to eachother. After having them do 'minion poomsae' (doing their poomsae on their knees) and 'animal poomsae' (doing their poomsae based on an animal, they chose a cat), my brain was getting tripped over the two. So, I had them work on hopstep kicks. They raced down the mats, which I thought was a good idea until I saw them doing more running down the mat and less kicking down the mat. I challenged them to instead do really good kicks down the mat, and anytime they (purposefully) did a bad kick, whether that be from speed or not trying, they had to do 3 jumping jacks. They...

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Dad Habits

Every Dad (yes, Dad should be a proper noun) has at least one of the following character traits: happy, funny, crazy, strong, helpful; amazing, right? (or maybe, like mine, your Dad has them all) It’s all the more helpful to have a Dad. Whether they helped you win the school stand-up comedy competition, which no one participated in, or they correct your blocks in Sa Chang, either way your Dad will always want to be proud of you, which is why he will take any chance to boast about you to anyone around. And maybe you’ll think - ugh, dad’s so annoying! but your Dad does this because he loves you. He wants everyone to know that you aced the test, said something funny or got your 2nd degree black belt. No matter what, he’s proud of you and he wants everyone to know. To all my future Dads, please do this....

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March 19th, 2024

Today I woke up late and had a more rushed morning. I then went to school. I had a rough start to my morning, but overall my school day was pretty good. I talked with my friends during AP Gov. as I normally do. I then came home and did homework for a while before run club. I then left for run club and talked to my dad in the car about everything going on. I had a lot of fun at run club and got a short, but good workout. Afterwards I talked to Coach Fam and got one of the best pieces of advice I really needed to hear. I then came home, ate, got my uniform ready for tomorrow. Now I am here. 

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3/19

today went pretty well. I had math and then band. then I went to economy and made the highest grade on the test in my class. then I left school and went to taekwondo for a little bit. then me and my mom went to eat and now I'm going to relax for the rest of the day

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3/19

Today I woke up and I am doing my black belt requirements then I’ll go to school and I hope my teacher don’t give us 100000 test then I’ll come home and run then go to class.

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t minus 3 days?

today i woke up and went to jail and had a normal day. then i went to help out with senior tigers class. its was my first time leading sit down warmups so that was fun. then i did a mentee session with isa and then did a mentor session with master weeks. now im doing homework send help

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Mar 18

Today started at 9 round, but I wouldn't call it work sense nobody showed up during my shift. Afterwards I went to the dojang and worked until 8. When I got to my mom's I ate dinner and watched a movie.

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TKD and book talk

Hello fellow cyclists. Welcome to another journal. I want to talk about how excited I am about the upcoming test this weekend. I kid you not, this will be the longest week of my life. Tonight in class we did some preparation for the test. Praneeth and I were the only two testers taking Master Chelly's class. We did some self-defense and poomsaes. All of these classes in the last week have a special feeling to them and it seems like they're talking to me and saying, "these are your last days young bird, use them wisely".  To relax, I started a new book that Instructor Jen recommended to me called "Bridge to Terebithia", which is about a kid and his best friend who make a magical kingdom called Terebithia. That's all I'll say for now. I don't want to ruin it for anyone else who may want to read it...

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Peter's blog

I went to a trip today at school to I fly. It was super fun but scary at the same time  

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3/18/24

Toady was a regular day. I scored a hat trick at school soccer today which means I scored 3 times in a row. After that I went to chess club and played 5 matches. I won 4 of them! At TKD I helped with class and when I got home I ate Mac and cheese.

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Shaan Pattnaik 3/18/24

Today I went to Tae Kwon Do and did a Mentor Session, Mentee Session, a Leadership, and two class assistances.

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