Saturday, April 2, 2016

New York State Championships

 Today I competed in the 2015 Taekwondo New York State Championships. I am currently a 1st degree black belt at Guilderland Martial Arts. At Guilderland Martial Arts (GMA) I am on the poomsae team. Poomsae is a floor sequence containing blocks, kicks and attacks. 
     We drove down to Queens Friday night and ended up getting there at about 9:30 pm. I hung out with all my friends that went. The next morning I got ready and went downstairs to eat breakfast. We got to Queens College where the tournament was at about 8:30 am. We waited until my division was called at about 10 am. Once my division was called I went to my ring and waited. I would be competing in poomsae, breaking and pair poomsae (with another person.) I competed in breaking first, I got 3 out of about 10 people. Next poomsae. Poomsae always got me nervous. I start freaking out but my coach Mrs. Toeg always calms me down before performing. I performed my poomsae, thinking I did better then ever and placed 3 out of 18 other girls. Later that day around 3:30 pm I got called to the same ring to perform pairs poomsae. My partner Jason and I were both up against the kids who got first in our division. We did pretty well even though we only practiced together twice. Together we tried our best, we stayed at the same pace mostly the whole time. At the end of the day I went home with 1 silver and 2 bronze.
      Overall I think I tried my best and did a good job. I was proud of myself at the end of the day. I had a fun day with all of my friends. Can't wait to do it again next year!

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