Gong 18 TKD Birthday Gauntlet

Gong 18 TKD Birthday Gauntlet - Samuel Gong, 19 Student,...

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Samuel Gong, 19 Student, Chinese Languages: English Hermosa Beach, CA 4/2/08 Tae Kwon Do Birthday Gauntlet When it is one’s birthday, he must face the gauntlet if he comes to Tae Kwon Do class. The students and instructor form two parallel lines, showering the individual with kicks and punches as runs through the lines. Often the individual would try to hide the fact that it is his birthday; however, if the instructor or another student finds out, he sounds the shouts it out to the studio and the two kicking lines are formed. This usually happens after class is already over. I experienced this tradition when I used to attend the J. Lee Tae Kwon Do Center in Hermosa Beach, California. I started when I was six years old and continued until my senior year in high school, earning my third degree black belt in the process. My instructor was Grand Master Jae Heon Lee, an accomplished martial artist who had previously served as coach of the Japanese national team and appeared on the covers of numerous Tae Kwon Do magazines. When I first saw this tradition in action I was surprised.
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This note was uploaded on 09/10/2008 for the course ARLT 100 taught by Professor Thompson during the Spring '07 term at USC.

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