Thursday, January 19, 2012

Meeting #14: Tai Kwon Do Self Defence

Beyond You: Try New Things (BY3)

You and Others: Safety (YaO4)
I have a friend who's a leader in another District, and their group was working on their Streetwise badge. They wanted to bring in a Tai Kwon Do instructor to learn self-defence, but their meeting space wasn't big enough for it. So she contacted me, and we switched our Family Studies room with the Scouts who usually have the gym and we had a great night!

The girls learned how to punch and kick, and poke someone in the eye (don't use one finger--use all four and you'll have a better chance of hurting them), and how to avoid someone pushing you, and how to scream really loudly if someone grabs your arm. The Sparks, who meet in the cafeteria right next to the gym, said they wondered what was going on with all the screaming! (YaO4#6)

But the best part of the night was the board breaking! Each girl had a 1/2" board that they had to try to break with a kick. Almost all of the girls broke the board, and they were all very pleased with themselves! For girls who had never done Tai Kwon Do before, this was another New Thing they got to try. (BY3#6).

Without even planning it, most girls have now completed Beyond You: Try New Things and so have earned another little square.

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