My name is Bryar Ursery. I am eleven years old and about to be in the 6th grade at Jackson Technology Center in the MST program. I started Tae Kwon Do when I was seven years old and in the 3rd grade. I learned about tae kwon do from my best friend Koby Doran. He invited me to try martial arts with him one day and I have been going strong at it ever since. I have been giving my best efforts to achieve my goal of a tae kwon do black belt and now my goal is close within my reach. Some of my friends who were supposed to go all the way to black belt with me have since left. I have made many new friends in tae kwon do and we all have bonded over our tae kwon do journey.
When I started tae kwon do, I did it just for fun. As I got older and higher in rank, I became more serious about it. I believe tae kwon do is getting me ready for life. One thing it has taught me is it made me stop and think about things and how to react. Tae kwon do has helped me with being more confident and to keep me calm in tough situations. Tae kwon do has helped me alot. It has helped me to be focused and develop my strength. It has also helped me to keep a positive attitude. I have mentally and physically benefited from tae kwon do.
Master Park has always encouraged me to continue on to my black belt. My parents and grandparents have also encouraged me in so many ways. When I wanted to quit or just wanted to do something else to stay home instead of going to class, they would convince me to go. I want to thank all of my instructors and friends for getting me to this point and where I am testing for my black belt. It is an awesome feeling!