Along the Way March 31, 2018
My name Garrett Dixon, and I am 14 years old. I started taekwondo when I was 9 years old. In the
years that I have been in taekwondo, it has helped me in many ways.
I have always enjoyed just doing something. Before I joined taekwondo, I was in Judo for 3 years.
When I joined taekwondo, it was a little weird, because it was completely different from judo. I did
enjoy getting back into the routine of going to classes again, and when I went home, I felt great because
I got to do something physical, and it made me feel good. Because of my background in judo, I enjoyed
hapkido especially. I also enjoyed taekwondo sparring.
Taekwondo not only helped me physically but also mentally. Taekwondo has helped reinforce
morals that I was already learning at home. Taekwondo has helped with confidence through all
different situations. I believe to be a black belt is not to be able to beat everyone, but to teach and be
able to learn from any belt rank.
I want to do taekwondo as long as my body lets me. In the future, I look forward to learning the
different weapon forms. I hope that I can help in the classes as a black belt. I want to thank the
instructors for helping me and pushing me to my limit so that I could get up to this point. I would also
like to thank my parents for helping me and letting me be in taekwondo and for them supporting me.