Last Saturday, Caleb competed in his first TaeKwon-Do tournament. If you've never been to one of these events, let's just suffice it to say that it's controlled chaos. Lots and lots of noise and movement in one room. I was worried about Caleb being able to focus and do what he was there to do, but he proved me wrong and did so, so well!
Caleb's first event was patterns. Part of taekwon-do's teachings is to give the students very predictable and learned moves in order for them to protect themselves. Caleb has always had a phenomenal memory, so I knew he knew these patterns backwards and forwards. Of course, he did well and even ended up with a medal!
We are so proud of Caleb's achievements! He also competed in board breaking, which is highly competitive, with increasingly harder and higher levels until one person emerges as the winner. He did not medal in board breaking, but he did try his best! And really, that's all we can hope for!