I had played soccer for over 25 years, when the surfaces of the indoor fields I was playing on took a toll on my shins my Orthopedic Dr. suggested trying a new sport. A few years later, in August of 2010 I found out about Harrison Taekwondo from a flyer in the 4th of July parade. Martial Arts sounded interesting, but I didn’t want a bunch of “Eastern Philosophy” pushed on me, and schools tended to be on the expensive side. When I looked into the school I found out that it was free and it was a Christian Outreach, so I called Master Beckman and planned my first visit.
Two Years later I earned my 1st Degree Black Belt in Chung Do Kwan Taekwondo, registered and recognized by the Kukkiwon (World Taekwondo Headquarters in Korea). Soon after I was awarded my Instructor’s credentials and have assisted Master Beckman with Harrison Taekwondo. It’s a way of connecting with kids, teens, and adults who might not have a strong desire to try attending church, but they will give Martial Arts a try. We teach and uphold Christian principles, while building character and confidence through teaching an art form that provides practical self defense. It’s always funny to watch the look of disbelief in the faces of the newer students when they eventually hear that I’m a preacher.
On August 2, 2014 I successfully passed a 3.5 hour test to gain my school 2nd Degree Black Belt and went before the American Martial Arts Alliance (AMAA) board on September 6, 2014 to earn my AMAA 2nd Degree recognition also to be registered and recognized as a 2nd Degree (2nd Dan) Black Belt by the Kukkiwon in Korea.
As the journey continued, three years later I passed a my school test for my 3rd Degree Black Belt on August 25, 2017 and went before the American Martial Arts Alliance board, which is now the Chung Do Kwan Taekwondo Alliance, on September 9, 2017 to earn my 3rd Degree (3rd Dan) recognition with the Chung Do Kwan Taekwondo Alliance and to be registered in Korea as a 3rd Dan now, but this time under the Chung Do Kwan.
Flying 360 kick
Flying 360 kick at my test today. A fun, fun break and a great morning of testing for all who were there.
Posted by Dusty Delafield on Saturday, December 14, 2013
Poomse Gye Baek
(An International Taekwondo Federation (ITF) Form)
FB won’t let you add videos to photo albums, but this goes with my 2nd Degree Black Belt School Test Album.
Posted by Dusty Delafield on Wednesday, December 24, 2014