Essay On Black Belt

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Wearing a black belt does not mean I am invincible, it means that I never gave up, I worked pass the pain, I overcame the disappointments, I did not cave into my doubts, and I faced my fears. Being any belt, especially a black belt requires leadership, patience and both mental and physical strength. I am a leader and a role model. I have been a student for 8 ½ years at Kwon’s Tae Kwon Do, a teacher and a role model for the past 4 years as a black belt and will continue to be so.
Tae Kwon Do means everything to me because it is me. You know the saying “you can take the girl out of the city, but you can’t take the city out of the girl”, well it’s the same for Tae Kwon Do with me. When I got my black belt nobody could wash that smile off my face. I had done it, I proved to myself that all my hard work had paid off. I was so proud of that version of me, because that’s when I finally started to figure out what I wanted in life and who I wanted to be. Being a black belt has opened my eyes to just how much the younger students depend on me. The dojo is where I go to learn new things, to teach students new things, and to become stronger both physically and mentally.
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Back then, I was a shy girl who kept to herself, now I try to face challenges head on instead of trying to go around them. It took a long time to accept myself and allow me to be me in all ways, not just Tae Kwon Do. I work hard to achieve my goals, never giving up or giving people a chance to pull me down. I remind myself why I am doing this, because I do not want to be a nobody. I am a somebody and I deserve to be heard. A black belt is only a white belt who never quit. I am proud to be a black belt. Today I am on my way to earning my second degree black belt and I could be more
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