Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Taekwondo : 9 - 2

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That was the score when Faraheen won the gold medal for junior level (blue belt) of "Terbuka Kelantan" (Kelantan Open) previous weekend! Congrats dik, so proud of u ~ all the kickings around the house paid off eh?



Called her up to wish her luck that Saturday morning when she was about to start, by that evening her mum called to say that she had won...alhamdulillah.

Don't know the overall results but the team came back with at least 2 gold medals ~ each from Faraheen and her cousin, Ika.

(holding the gold medal together with the silver medal she won in a different open)


It was a leap from last year's performance, her first competition at club's level...she had to stop after less than 1 minute - bleeding nose - such determination to excel in her favourite sport..good for her!


video
(last year's competition)





I don't know much about Taekwondo, so I searched the net :-)


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(excerpt ~ http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Taekwondo)

Taekwondo (Korean pronunciation: [tʰɛkwʌndo]) is a Korean martial art and the national sport of South Korea. It is the world's most popular martial art in terms of the number of practitioners.[1] Gyeorugi (pronounced [ɡjʌɾuɡi]), a type of sparring, has been an Olympic event since 2000.

In Korean, "tae" means "to strike or break with foot"; "kwon" means "to strike or break with fist"; and "do" means "way" or "method"; so "taekwondo" is loosely translated as "the way of the foot and fist" or "the way of kicking and punching".

A taekwondo student typically wears a uniform (dobok 도복), often white but sometimes black or other colors, with a belt (tti 띠) tied around the waist. The belt indicates the student's rank. The school or place where instruction is given is called the dojang 도장

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