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Rubber Band Man

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The rank of 4th degree black belt takes close to two decades of continuous training to achieve. Within in that time frame, there are periods of progress, stagnation, and even decline in energy level and skill. A rubber band by itself already has a certain shape. You can, however, stretch it out with some effort. Furthermore, with extra pull, it stretches out exceedingly, and with less pull it shrinks back closer to its original shape. That is where the similarity lies between the journey towards attaining 4th degree black belt and a rubber band. It is not uncommon for a student to train with high intensity and dedication in the months leading up to their black belt tests, not just 4th degree.

Advice Before You Test For Your Taekwondo Black Belt

If you are preparing for your black belt in Taekwondo, you can trust your instructors will let you know when you are ready. On the day make sure that you give each form, punch and kick 100% focus and have faith that you will be fine on the day. However, it is important to realize that this is going to be a very difficult test, but the results far outweigh the negative aspects of the day. Below are a few tips for preparing for the day: