Sports help...

Discussion in 'Air Force Academy - USAFA' started by AH_IWTBP, Nov 19, 2015.


    AH_IWTBP New Member

    Nov 19, 2015
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    Hello to all, I'm currently a Junior in High School working for my acceptance into the AFA.
    I have a question that you guys might be able to help me out with.

    To start off, I started Taekwondo when I was a 6 year old in Korea. I've done it throughout my entire youth until I moved into states when I was in 4th grade. I had earned my 3rd degree in Korea, but I could not afford to find a suitable place to continue my training. I joined Track and Field last year to throw, and I will throw shot put and discus as a Varsity athlete this season.

    Recently, a local master who wants to specially train a person to send out in regional and state competition to represent his "dojo"(as most people say) came in contact with my parents to see if I am interested. But the problem is, I can only pick either of the sports because of the time commitment both sports require.

    It's equally difficult for me to choose because I don't have any remarks nor achievements in my throws record because I had just started last year. Also, it has been some years since I actively did martial arts. Which sport would you guys say would benefit me the most and increase my chance about the acceptance at this point in high school?
  2. fencersmother

    fencersmother 5-Year Member Founding Member

    Oct 10, 2007
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    Assuming you are seventeen now and you quit when you were nine or ten, I would say you have NO experience with Taekwondo, especially if you didn't maintain any practice regimen.

    You are already on the T&F team? why not expand your skills in that sport? Ask your coach there: what else can I do?

    If you opt for martial arts, you are coming very late to that party and your competition will have been active for those seven or eight years you were not.
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