I had my first taekwondo class in two weeks yesterday. The place was closed for the seasonal holidays and I hadn't done much exercise in the meantime so there are a few aches and pains today. Again the class was relatively easy but more importantly fun. There's a feeling of frustration when I can't do something as well as I want to. My Master is always pushing me to do better and tells me what I'm doing wrong, so I feel I am improving with his help.
We've been practicing a set pattern of moves called a poomsae (품새). On their own they are all easy, but together I seem to always make a few mistakes. Yesterday we found out of next test, for the orange belt, will be next Friday. At this rate we should be on for our black belts around June/July. I think I'll be ready by then. We also received a New Years gift. One pin for my Chinese Zodiac sign, the horse and one for the year we are now in, the year of the tiger.