Twice a week for the past seven years I’ve spent my 6:00 pm hour here at the Lynnwood Recreation Center watching Ryan in his Tae Kwan Do class. When he started I was simply looking for a fun activity that also taught focus and discipline and while he has definitely learned these lessons the experience has been more involved and rewarding than we ever anticipated. Today he has a great group of friends, both boys and girls, from outside his school circle that support each other and watching them grow and learn has been a fantastic experience for all of us.
The atmosphere is challenging but positive and along with their kicks, punches and forms the kids also learn self-defense, respect, camaraderie, team work and the feeling of success after a lot of hard work. The instructor is an accomplished sixth degree black belt who has taught kids for over 20 years and for a day job he is also a youth pastor. He takes his position as a role model very seriously and every lesson on fighting techniques is balanced with reminders about the importance of courtesy and safety. Strength and grace.
Last week was a busy one here at the 1 Day 1 World Project and we had our largest number of views and entries so far. Fellow bloggers from Slovenia, England, Singapore, Germany and Australia as well as the American States of Washington, Oregon, California, New Hampshire, Illinois, Virginia, Wisconsin and Texas joined in to give us a peek into their 5:00 hours. If you have a photo or story to share about your 6:00 pm hour I’d love to see it! Please tag your post 1 Day 1 World Project for easy reader searches and/or link your post in a comment below so we can all enjoy the view. Together we’ll build a virtual 24 hour day filled with images from around the world.
If you’re new to the 1 Day 1 World Project please take a look at my introductory post here. This 6:00 pm post will remain open for submissions until the end of Saturday, June 21st and a new post for the 7:00 pm hour will open for entries Sunday, June 22nd.
If you’d like to see what 6:00 looks like around the world click the links below.