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Posted on 2010.04.25 at 22:30
Current Location: 75409
Current Music: Beltrami - 3:10 to Yuma
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doki ba chagi - axe kick
So at the last minute we all tested. At $50 a pop, we were just going to let the kids test this time around, and while it was great to see what future tests would be like (all belts tested - we even got to see an impressive display of a Black Belt getting his 1st Dan) it was also quite the lengthy ordeal.

douyo chagi - roundhouse kick
I was going to video the kids for my folks as my father had to work Saturday, but since we participated at the last minute I asked drax0r to do the honors, which he executed flawlessly given the three grueling hours we were there.
When it was all said and done, the four of us walked away one rank higher having been awarded "Advanced White" which means we don't have to learn anything new just yet, but we still have to train on what we know; and seeing some of the higher ranks run through their poomse I'm glad we're on the slow track!

Thank you Master Reid & Master Mun.

Grandmaster Reid


dawaioser at 2010-04-26 03:40 (UTC) (Link)
Congratulations & you all are looking great! :)
ehowton at 2010-04-26 13:30 (UTC) (Link)
Thanks! I have a feeling the next 35 pounds are going to be harder than the first 35!!!
thesweetestnote at 2010-04-26 19:51 (UTC) (Link)
You can do it!
irulan_amy at 2010-04-26 06:00 (UTC) (Link)
Who rocks the most? All of you.

Well done to you guys for such dedication. And bravo to drax0r for an excellent job filming!
ehowton at 2010-04-26 13:43 (UTC) (Link)
Hey thanks! And while there is a video of my wife and I, it embarrassingly brings to mind the now-passé "Sweating to the Oldies."

CeltManX, Devlin O' Coileáin
celtmanx at 2010-04-27 02:57 (UTC) (Link)
You kinda do resemble Richard Simmons!!!
anakngtinapa at 2010-04-26 11:03 (UTC) (Link)

I hope you can keep up with it. My sister used to do Taekwondo too, but she stopped at high yellow. Got distracted by other school activities, I guess. But it seems like you're all having fun, so. Congrats! You all look so happy. :)
ehowton at 2010-04-26 13:50 (UTC) (Link)
Thanks - me too! My wife recently added up cost-to-date. Wow! Then again, some things are more important than cost alone.
sacredyuja at 2010-04-26 13:29 (UTC) (Link)
Chukahamnida! Advanced white belts!
ehowton at 2010-04-26 13:53 (UTC) (Link)
I can't find a translation of chukahamnida so I'm going to assume it means "congratulations" and not "die in a fire." That being said, Thanks!
nicetwins at 2010-04-26 15:51 (UTC) (Link)

Great job!

You guys look fantastic! And congrats on the new belts!
I have to say I got a kick (no pun intended) out of little girl... she has a mighty voice for such a dainty thing :)
ehowton at 2010-04-26 16:06 (UTC) (Link)

Re: Great job!

HA HA! Its the mighty lion who roars the loudest!
wardlejew at 2010-04-26 17:26 (UTC) (Link)
Awesome! It is so neat to see that you are enjoying something as a family. Nothing wrong with that! Your little girl did have a loud voice, but appeared to have great form and follow through to go with that voice.
ehowton at 2010-04-26 18:02 (UTC) (Link)
Poor guy had to remind everyone else to yell - not my little girl! Always good to see you and trust you and yours are doing well.
thesweetestnote at 2010-04-26 19:56 (UTC) (Link)
Now I cannot think of "The Incredibles" without thinking of the Howton Clan or vice versa ':)

Very awesome! Your son even looks a tad bit oriental in the last pic. Power of mind? LOL ;)
ehowton at 2010-04-26 20:39 (UTC) (Link)
CeltManX, Devlin O' Coileáin
celtmanx at 2010-04-27 02:48 (UTC) (Link)
My congratulations to all of you. That's just awesome!!!

P.S. I don't know if you've noticed yet but your Gi pants have a rip in the seat. Just kidding!!!
ehowton at 2010-04-27 02:55 (UTC) (Link)
Thanks dude. The pants are actually designed unlike anything I've seen before, specifically to not do just that. Weird.
CeltManX, Devlin O' Coileáin
celtmanx at 2010-04-27 03:11 (UTC) (Link)
Gi wiz, who would have thunk it!!!
Lelf Treperra
ubet_cha at 2010-04-27 14:23 (UTC) (Link)
Congratulations. That looks like fun AND a lot of work. Great thing to be doing together!
ehowton at 2010-04-27 14:36 (UTC) (Link)
Thanks! I've got this little app on my Touch named, "Lose it" which many of my coworkers are using to great advantage on their smartphones. For giggles I plugged in an hour of, "Tae Kwon Do"

The pre-calculated calories burned was an astonishing 1179! (The app even has an equation for 'sexual activity' though I haven't plugged any numbers in that yet :P)
Lelf Treperra
ubet_cha at 2010-04-28 16:21 (UTC) (Link)
The pre-calculated calories burned was an astonishing 1179!

That's fantastic.
kat_rowe at 2010-04-27 20:04 (UTC) (Link)
very cool. You guys rock! *hugs you all*

keep up the good work, all of you. there was some excellent form and follow-through on that vid and your axe kicks look just excellent (the roundhouses are blurry so it's harder to tell but you don't look ready to fall over so kudos there as well). very tight :)
ehowton at 2010-04-27 20:55 (UTC) (Link)
I'm having more fun than mortal man should be allowed to have :P
kat_rowe at 2010-04-28 00:29 (UTC) (Link)
always a good thing *hugs you*
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