Instructor Mr. Jared will take on his 4th Degree Black Belt Test:
" By earning my fourth degree I will join the ranks of countless masters that have helped people overcome their own fears and doubts. I will continue my training and look to progress in the areas I am not limited in. I think back to that first day I saw USWC Bethany and all the new white belts with me in class. I remember how scared I felt that first day and then how amazing I felt once the class was over. I want to be able to change the lives of people in the same way that my life was changed. Throughout my Taekwondo career I have realized that no victory on the mat will feel as good as when I help someone else achieve their dreams just like Master George has done for me."
" Being a Black Belt requires perseverance. When I was a purple belt, I thought Taekwondo is getting a little hard. Some of my friends from class quit. They also felt like is getting quite challenging and was taking a lot of their time. I have started to think the same and almost quit. I made it! April 26th I test for my Black Belt." Catie S.
"Taekwondo is not just a Martial Arts to me, It does mean more. I walked in as a White Belt. I didn't know anything. am ready to graduate and proudly wear my Black Belt." Satvik
" Being a Black Belt, also means being responsible for your actions" Sahana J.
" August 15th of 2009 was my very first class of Taekwondo." Tej H.
" Becoming a Black Belt is to become a true embodiment of all the feats you have accomplished." Nicolas F.
" I started Taekwondo many years ago. I was inspired by my brother who it happens to be a second degree Black Belt." Nicholas M.
" I was a little guy with gross motor skills issues. Therapists recommended my parents to put me into an organized activity like Taekwondo" Ryan C.
"I have changed for the better and I realize how much closer I am to self-betterment. When the test day downs, I know I can pass with flying colors and earn my Black Belt and beyond." Nicolas Fong
"I have learned what success is. I have learned about discipline and not quitting. I love coming to Taekwondo every time. I meet my friends, other students, Chief Master George and Mr. Loya." Nicholas M.
" To be a Black Belt is not just important to me but to my family, friends and everyone around me. It shows that I am a capable individual, a leader that can be trusted in many different tasks." Hans V.
" Taekwondo opened up a completely new world for me, a world of friendship, new skills to learn, even enlightenment in SELF-CONTROL and certain behavioral choices." Joseph W.
"I am glad that my Black Belt test is just around the corner. Now it's the time to write what being a Black Belt means to me." Donal B.
" I like sparring and the forms. These are my reasons why I stuck with Taekwondo." Alex M.
" I am a 4th grader at Jacob Wismer Elementary. Taekwondo has helped me to succeed and develop good habits."
" Along the years of practicing Taekwondo, and overcoming the obstacles and the physical tiredness, I became a better listener, I have a sense of what it means to be respectful,what honor means, and I am doing my best everyday to continue to do so. I felt insecure at times, and my parents always reminded me of my accomplishments. Taekwondo made me stronger!." Andrei P.
" It was 2009. My first day of Taekwondo at USWC. Wearing a brand new uniform and a white belt. I got closer to my Black Belt and I went for a Pre-Test. My teacher told me that I need some more practice. I wasn't ready. After failing I was ready to quit. But quitting is not Black Belt Attitude. Being a Black Belt is an achievement, a goal and a whole new stage." Tej H.
"Taekwondo is not just about being physically strong. i will get my Black Belt as a formal recognition of whom I have became.It is not the end of the journey because the journey will never end." Mariam M.
" Taekwondo taught me about self discipline and determination." Ahmed M.
" Taekwondo made me be more respectful and courteous" Palak H.
" If you want to get a black belt you need Perseverance. There are many things you need to overcome. Remember, Nothing is Impossible." Celina F.
"As I am continuing my journey in acquiring higher proficiency in Taekwondo, I am pondering over this question, ~What does it mean to be a black belt? ~ It means that you are stronger, mentally tough and emotionally stable with a high standard for personal integrity and character. My dream is to become a Taekwondo Teacher one day!" Anwaya B.
" I see life in a different perspective. I believe that the meaning of life is not only about getting a chance to live, but is also making your life living for. Taekwondo has taught me to enjoy life." Minwoo C.
" I have been doing Taekwondo for four years. i have learned about self control. I have learned about how to be a reliable individual and pay attention to what I am being taught. " Cathal B.
"I intend to change the world. I may not be able to change the entire world yet, but I can change someone's own individual world today, which is more than I could do before I had Taekwondo." Silas W.
Let's cheer for these fine students and celebrate their success.
Chief Master George Hristescu