Wednesday, March 26, 2008

She's Also a Violist

... and, without any doubt, a very good one.

Sunday, March 16, 2008

Demo Team March 2008


Saturday, November 17, 2007

Black Belt Test 2007

Congratulations to the new Black Belts, and special congratutalions to the awesome Demo Team. You're the best.

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Tae Kwon Do Demo Team

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Sunday, November 26, 2006

Black Belt test afterwards

Here are some photo albums of the afterwards of the Black Belt test. Enjoy.

Celebration night at Dave and Buster's, courtesy of Master Ricky and Miss Stacie.

Celebration at D&B's

The first class newly Black Belts Maria, Fernando, Enrique, Laura and Leo attended with new 4th Dan Black Belt, Master Carlos.

First class as Black Belts

New 2nd Dan Black Belt Lino's mom offered a celebration party at their home. Thank you Luisa, it was a great party.

Party at Lino's

Saturday, November 18, 2006

Black Belt

Para ti, mi niña amada.
No existen palabras que puedan describir el orgullo y la admiración que sentimos por ti, por tu dedicación, por lo que haz logrado.

Haz demostrado con tu Cinturón Negro que todo nuestro esfuerzo por tratar de educarte para que seas una persona de bien, que no se rinde ante las adversidades y que consigue lo que se propone, han dado frutos.

Quizás haber logrado tu Cinturón Negro no le parezca importante a muchos, pero para nosotros tus padres es la confirmación de que tu eres y seguirás siendo una luchadora, que enfrentarás los retos que la vida te ponga con constancia y sin pausa, con el objetivo de alcanzar las metas que te propongas, sin importar lo duro que sea el camino. Haz aprendido que el esfuerzo y la dedicación sí rinden frutos, y que mientras más difíciles sean de alcanzar esos frutos, más se valoran y más se disfrutan sus mieles.

Mi Gabita, este triunfo marca apenas el comienzo de muchos otros todavía por venir. No te rindas, no desmayes, que la vida te tiene reservado un maravilloso futuro. Tu mami y tu papi estarán siempre allí para apoyarte en todo, eres la mejor hija del Mundo. Te amamos.

Tu mami, tu papi y tu hermanito.
Black Belt

My daugther's journey into the Martial Arts has reached a milestone. She got her 1st Poom Black Belt in Tae Kwon Do and, quoting her Master, Ricky Rodriguez, "this can't be considered the end, but just the beginning". Now is when her journey has really started.

Monday, October 02, 2006

Miami Open 2006

Team Doral Taekwondo participated this past weekend in the 8th Miami Open Taekwondo Championships. The Team comprised experienced members -Maria, Monique, Laura, Roberto, Tony- and rookie members -Titi, Emmanuel, Victor, Kevin-.

This is the first competition experienced members attend after coming from a productive Junior Olympic Championships and, for my expectations, their performance and overall results were a bit disappointing. Perhaps these kids suffered an excess of confidence, underestimating their opponents, or maybe they just showed a huge a lack of commitment toward this event, yet remaining as the most important (or maybe the only) tournament still locally organized and held in Miami.

However I must mention rookie members did an outstanding job, and although they had very little or no experience in this kind of competitions, they competed with an attitude and a passion worth to be followed.

Anyway, I hope experienced members of Team Doral learn their lesson for next tournament: It is not a matter of winning or losing, it is a matter of how you commit to and respect your discipline.

8th Miami Open Taekwondo Championships 2006
Sep 30, 2006

Saturday, July 15, 2006


We're back from Atlanta, tired but happy. It was a long trip but the results did worth it.

Maria fought with all her heart and strength, winning the first fight quite easily. The second fight was against the girl that defeated Maria last year in San Antonio. This time Maria took revenge and defeated her in overtime, by sudden death, after a very tight fight. Finally she lost the third fight, earning her the Silver Medal.


This was another productive competition for Doral Taekwondo’s team, bringing with them seven medals in total.

The Champions

Congratulations, well done kids!

See the photos here