Saturday, May 3, 2008

Breaking Bricks

Jacob and Nalin had their yellow belt tests for Tae Kwon Do on Friday. They both passed and will get their new belts next week.

Part of the challenge was to break a brick with their bare hands. They were like the traditional brick, but only about 1/2 or 1/3 as thick. When Jacob broke his, the instructor put his break on top of two others. Jacob broke it with one try. With Nalin, he helped her by having one end on another brick and the other on the ground. It took her several tries, but she finally broke her brick.


e_tv said...

How did they break them? Was it with palm strikes or more of a chop? Regardless that is pretty awesome being able to break a brick with your hand. Good job Nalin and Jacob!

Brian V. (aka Spurlock) said...

They chopped.

I'll give them your compliments.

In all honestly, watching the first graders breaking a brick takes any of the mystique out of it. There wasn't a lot of power there, if you know what I mean. Still, they thought it was great.