What did you do?
I tested for my second-degree black belt. I am under 16, so I am still considered a “Poom”, which is why my belt is half red and half black, but it transfers to a “Dan” when I turn of age. I was the youngest in my school to get my black belt at 9 years of age and I remain the youngest to test for 2nd degree at 10.
What organization recognized the achievement?
I tested for my second degree at my Taekwondo school, KuGar TaeKwonDo.
How did homeschooling help you achieve your goal?
I am involved in Sport TaeKwonDo which includes significant training and competing. I often train and travel for competitions. Homeschooling helps me by making shifts in my schedule according to heavy tournament time versus downtime. Right now, I am currently training for Nationals in August 2021.
What are your interests?
I enjoy TaeKwonDo, playing board games, reading, spending time with my family, and learning.
What are you inspired to do with your life?
I am still unsure. I like the idea of opening a TaeKwonDo school like my father but I also want to attend college and explore the possibility of doing something else.
What are your favorite subjects and why?
I love Math and Science. I always love Religion as well. I enjoy problem-solving, learning about my animals, and exploring my faith.
The photo was taken at KuGar TaeKwonDo in Laredo, Texas. Next to me is my father and TaeKwonDo Instructor and coach (SabumNim) Jesse Kuhns Sr.