Mummy enrolled Teng Hong in Tae Kwon-Do class at a nearby Chinese Primary School November last year. The main purpose is to let him mix around and exercise; then slowly help him to learn to concentrate, self-discipline, confidence and respect. Teng Hong is a timid boy especially when he is put in a group of children who are mainly older than him. It takes time to warm him up; he will usually only mix around with kids about his age.
At the first few months he joined the Tae Kwon-Do class, he hardly talked / played with other children. Together with another boy who was also 5 year old, they were the youngest in the group.
Teng Hong who likes Ultraman very much thought the kicking and punching in Tae Kwon-Do resembles the Ultraman action, so he is interested in learning it. But after some time he started to get bored and refuse to go at times. Mummy has to encourage him, sometimes reasoning him otherwise he would just stand at the side and watch his friends practice only.
After more than half a year joined the Tae Kwon-Do, although he is still not able to focus on the practice or follow his Sir’s instructions, there are improvement in his attitude, socialization and gross motor skill development. He has better balance, not cry so much and mix around with more children.
Finally after eleven months of practice, on October 10th he followed the exam to progress to a higher grade, White Belt with Yellow Stripe. It was his first Tae Kwan-Do exam! He passed it and last Saturday he proudly showed me the Yellow Stripe on his White Belt.
Keep up the good work, my dear!