Monday, December 5, 2016

MSK Travel and Camp MSK!

By Hunter Gray, brown belt

Due to the generosity of very kind people I was able to go on the trip of a life time.  I got the opportunity to meet new friends and had a great time doing what I love to do.  This trip made me realize that I want to do this for a long time.  This trip was one of the best experiences in my life and helped me become more responsible, gain better social skills, and helped me with my Moo Sul Kwan Taekwondo skills.

Adult man black belt martial arts kickingMaster Bill Jones and Kimberly Jones were kind enough to allow me to go with them to Camp Moo Sul Kwan and on their vacation this past summer.  Not only did they do this for me, but it taught me more responsibility in my own life because this was the first time I had been far away from home without my parents.  I learned how to take care of myself and I gained more politeness skills and I felt better naturally and healthier too.  Learning these responsibilities not only helped me personally, but helped me with my Moo Sul Kwan Taekwondo.  These experiences allowed me to realize that my responsibilities as an upper belt are not slim and I must not take it lightly.  I realized that the younger belts look up to me and I must show them how to be respectful and help them with any questions they ask me.  So from my Camp Moo Sul Kwan experience I realized I have some new responsibilities for myself and also to help others.

Another thing I gained at the Camp Moo Sul Kwan which helped me with my Moo Sul Kwan Taekwondo was gaining better social skills.  I have always been a quiet person and kept to myself, but going someplace far from home without my family really helped me gain better skills at opening up and become more outgoing.  Along with the camp, the wonderful hospitality of Grandmaster Jim Sautel and Master Mindy Sautel helped me with my social skills and with my manners.  Both of these things helped me gain new friends and helped me be less timid with new students in my class.  I learned how to help them and even older class members too.  Now with my improved skills I seem more approachable.  I’m getting more questions asked before class starts and I feel more confident answering them.  I’ve learned to ask Master Jones or Master Freddy Sautel for help answering their questions as well.  Also, this helps me ask my own questions and that has help me extremely in my Moo Sul Kwan Taekwondo experience by learning new things.  This experience has not only helped with my everyday life social skills but also my Moo Sul Kwan Taekwondo life social skills.

Most importantly, on this trip I gained a lot of skills new in Moo Sul Kwan Taekwondo.  I learned new ways to do techniques and I learned most of one of my poomse from Grandmaster Jim Sautel which was fun and he helped me learn it quickly, compared to how I fast normally learn a new poomse.  I learned easier and faster ways to block, and also the demo really helped me with making my Moo Sul Kwan Taekwondo not a single experience, but a team effort, and not only that, but a Moo Sul Kwan family experience for myself.  To reach out to that family that works in Colorado, helps me while I’m in Missouri.  The demo was fun, but also difficult to get it all flowing together.  My team did it and it was the most fun demo I’ve ever done and it helped me learn a lot about everything I did in the demo.  The Demo and the learning stations themselves really helped me grow in my Moo Sul Kwan Taekwondo life and I enjoyed all of the hard work I put in to it.

In conclusion, I had a great and mind opening experience at Camp Moo Sul Kwan.  I learned more responsibilities, social skills, and learned more about Moo Sul Kwan Taekwondo itself.  All of the great time I had was an experience of a life time.  But none of it could have happened without the kind people that took me there and housed me, and for that, I am truly grateful.  Thanks to them I realized that Moo Sul Kwan Taekwondo is my one true passion that I love doing.

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