Merri Creek Primary School – My Passions: Taekwondo (by JA) and Tennis (by MW)

TAEKWONDO by JA

 

I WAS A SMALL, WEAK 3 YEAR OLD BOY WHEN MY DAD WAS TELLING ME AWESOME STORIES ABOUT WHEN HE WAS A KID DOING TAEKWONDO. IT WAS FUN TO HEAR THE STORIES MY DAD TOLD ME. I REMEMBER THE EXCITING STORIES, THE FUNNY STORIES AND THE INSPIRATIONAL STORIES.

 

I WAS STILL SMALL AND WEAK BUT I WAS 4 AND I WAS STARTING THE AWESOME SPORT TAEKWONDO. I WAS EXCITED, THRILLED AND FELT AMAZING. I HAD SET A GOAL TO GET A BLACK BELT. I KNEW IT WOULD TAKE ME A VERY LONG TIME BUT I WAS OK WITH THAT. I HAD MY FIRST LESSON OF TAEKWONDO AND I DIDN’T LIKE IT, I THOUGHT IT WAS CRAP. AFTER THE LESSON I SAID TO MY DAD, “DAD I DON’T LIKE TAEKWONDO. CAN I QUIT NOW!”

 

BUT MY DAD SAID I SHOULD GO UNTIL THE END OF THE MONTH. BY THEN I LIKED TAEKWONDO. I WAS DEVELOPING A PASSON. I WAS MAKING LOVELY FRIENDS, ENJOYING MYSELF AND I JUST LOVE THE HARD FITNESS. MY DAD WOULD GIVE ME TIPS SO I COULD BE BETTER TOO.

 

I KNOW BETWEEN THE LITTLE, WEAK 3 YEAR OLD ME AND THE BIG STRONG TEN YEAR OLD ME, I HAVE LEARNED A LOT AND I’M FRIENDS WITH ALL THE BLACK BELTS AND I’M A BLACK BELT! I’VE INSPIRED MY OLDER COUSIN TO DO TAEKWONDO TOO. AND I REALLY LIKE TAEKWONDO BECAUSE OF THE FRIENDSHIPS.

 

Tennis by MW

When I was 7, my parents wanted my sister and I to give tennis a try. My Mum told me that her brother was a tennis player. He was pretty good!

My Mum’s brother was also a tennis coach. A few weeks later our grandpa told us that he himself still played tennis against his friends sometimes.

So, after that, my sister and I agreed to try tennis lessons.

A bit later in the holidays when the weather was quite warm, my sister and I went to the nice park near our house called Edinburgh Gardens, which has massive tennis courts, to start tennis lessons. When the lesson started, I felt a bit nervous. But when I looked at my sister and Dad, it made me feel a lot more confident.

My sister and I were having a very great time. Playing games, doing rallies and warm ups. Once, when our grandparents on Dad’s side of the family drove us to tennis lessons, the air was absolutely freezing.

I don’t know how it happened, but suddenly our grandparents accidently drove onto the path of the park! Fortunately, the path was wide enough to fit a small car and nobody got run over.

I like tennis because it makes me feel happy when I do it. It also makes me feel excited when I watch it on the television. Tennis is very fun.

 

Comments

  1. Bet you’ll be in the taekwando olympics someday. Great writing JA.

  2. That bit about your grandparents driving on the footpath is hilarious MA. Love your writing.

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