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Father Son Tae Kwon Do Black Belt Duo

Eight year old Alexander Oslick and his father Kevin successfully tested and achieved the status of a Tae Kwon Do Black Belt on June 27, 2020. In Korean terms Tae Kwon Do is defined as kicking, punching and the way of life. Martial Arts was developed thousands of years ago as a form of self-defense. Tae Kwon Do originated in Korea and in terms of technique differs from other martial arts by emphasizing kicks, making it ideal for improving balance, flexibility and endurance.

Alexander began his road to Black Belt as a five year old at Tiger Lees World Class Tae Kwon Do School in Parker, CO. Later he was joined by his father Kevin and they both learned the disciplines of focus, goal setting, perseverance and respect needed to become a Black Belt. Tae Kwon Do students are taught to be humble, courteous, respectful along with being careful about where and when they practice their self-defense skills.

There are 11 belts which must be perfected before earning Black Belt status. Each belt requires a different form and different Korean terms. To achieve Black Belt status Alexander and Kevin perfected each form and are able to respond in the Korean language.

Becoming a Black Belt instills a responsibility to ones self and others. This responsibility is to pass on knowledge, experience, motivation and encouragement to others without hesitation.
Having achieved Black Belt status both Alexander and his father Kevin will receive signed certificates from the National Federation of Tae Kwon Do in South Korea and their names will be forever etched in their books.

Alexander's sister Genevieve achieved her Black Belt at the age of 10.
Alexander is the grandson and Kevin is the son of GCU National Director John Oslick and his wife MaryEllen. They are a 100% GCU family and members of GCU Lodge 144 in Denver, CO.

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