My Role Model - Master Smith
Hi, my name is Sarah, and I am here to tell you about one of my best role models.
Master Smith, who is he? He is my Tae Kwon Do instructor, who has pushed me to be my best. Not just at Tae Kwon Do but at simple life tasks. I chose Master Smith because he is an inspiring man who can teach others so many important things. He has taught me the tenants of Tae Kwon Do, which are etiquette – showing respect by use of proper manners, modesty – not boasting or showing off, perseverance – never giving up, self-control – keeping ones temper, and indomitable spirit – always working ones best and not complaining. Those five words have helped me through rough parts in life, which have been valuable lessons to me.
My first day in class…. I walked in the door to see many people so skilled at this sport. Master Smith had a welcoming smile on his face when I walked in. As soon as class started he introduced me to the class, they all seemed so friendly. During the class I had quite a few troubles, but Master Smith helped me through them. When class was finished I finally got to properly introduce myself. He seemed like such an inspiring man to be able to look up to. I knew I would continue training to my black belt and above with him.
As a year went by I had gotten to know Master Smith so much better. I knew he pushed someone to do their best and to never give up or complain. He loved teaching these people the art he was so inspired by. I was inspired by Tae Kwon Do too, but mainly I was inspired by Master Smith. Someone so graceful, yet powerful. He is a very important piece in my life. Even in twenty years from now, I will still remember how he taught me so many important life lessons.
Master Smith has been an amazing role model over my years in Tae Kwon Do. When I get my black belt I would love to be as skillful as he is. Do you have a role model? If so tell them how you feel. Tell them how they inspire you. Thank you.
Class Speech by Sarah (12 yrs. old)
- March 2014