This was testing to Temporary (probationary, if you prefer) Cho Dan. I’ve been practicing TKD for four years. I now have a six month probation and one more test to Cho Dan. At my school this test is the first time you break real wood. The test to Temporary is also arguably the hardest at my school, because you have to get three black belt sponsors to sign off that you are ready.
I need to explain my reaction at the end
This board break was the hardest part of this test for me, mentally. I’m blind in one eye and therefore am not physically capable of depth perception. You may notice the paddle target on the left block. That’s because I didn’t trust myself not to face plant into the cinder block. I wasn’t sure I would stop in time. This video actually really helped me realize just how far away I really do stay.
Additionally, I was two weeks from this test when we shut down for COVID. This test finally occurred October 2, 2021.