The tae kwon do mamas take on Borders

My friend Beth and I had a great time with our daughters yesterday – kicking some butt.

Maybe you know Beth – she writes the Smart Mama column in our paper, and, in fact, a recent one was about an experience we share – being tae kwon do newbies!

And that’s how we spent our Sunday afternoon – Sarah and I, Beth and daughter Emma, and several other families from Dover Dragons did a family TKD demonstration at Borders in Springettsbury Township.

Scary? Absolutely. I’m still quite new; Sarah is even newer. But I think we both did pretty well, and it was great to have Hubby and my friend Tracey there to cheer us on, and it was a good excuse to finish up some Christmas shopping while we were there!

Here is the mother-daughter lineup, including our friend Ms. Tricia and her daughter Raychel, Beth and Emma and Nicole and her daughter Athena. I’m at right; you can’t see Sarah here because she had just finished up the part she knew and the rest of us, who are a little more advanced, were continuing.


And here I am with Nicole, doing what is called controlled sparring. The best part? During this, I get to yell REALLY LOUD. And for those of you who know me, I bet you’re not surprised that I loved that!


There is also a picture I refuse to post of me after I broke a board with my fist. I look so mean! I’m not mean. I guess I was just focused!

Anyway, it was a ton of fun. How did you guys spend your weekend? Got all the holiday shopping done?

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My name is Joan and I'm a lifelong Yorker. Throughout high school and college, I swore I was getting out of here as soon as possible. Now, a few years later, I can't think of anywhere I'd rather be. I love my town, and I hear every day from readers who love their towns, too. So please, connect with me and let's share what makes life in York County great. I'm here to help you enjoy this place as much as I do!
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