This cute white belter has become an inspiration for many for the enthusiasm she showed while reciting an entire student creed. For a three-year-old girl, repeating long phrases after your sensei isn’t exactly an easy job.
Sophie Wong’s video clip has captured the hearts of netizens getting more than 7 million views. The viral video was originally shared on the Facebook page of Leeds Taekwondo & Premier Martial Arts Centre.
Little Sophie is actually the youngest student in the taekwondo class, according to their school’s Facebook page. Inspired by her older brother Harry who’s also a martial arts enthusiast, Sophie started learning Taekwondo last month.
In an interview with Yorkshire Evening Post, Ricky Lam, the owner of the school, said Sophie displayed fantastic attitude.
“We’re always trying to get the best out of our young people, but for a 3-year-old I’ve never seen this type of focus and dedication. ”
Watch Sophie Wong recite the student creed.
What is Taekwondo?
A traditional Korean martial art, Taekwodo is described as the unity of life, mind, and body, according to World Taekwondo Federation.
Combining self-defense and combat techniques with sport and exercise, Taekwondo has become an international sport and has been included in the Olympic games.
Some of the techniques of this type of martial art include jumping, spinning kicks, head-height kicks, and fast kicking. Compared to other martials arts such as Karate, Taekwondo uses stances that are narrower.
Here is the philosophy of Taekwondo summarised in the oath, according to the International Taekwondo Federation.
1. I shall observe the tenets of Taekwon-Do.
2. I shall respect the instructor and seniors.
3. I shall never misuse Taekwon-Do.
4. I shall be a champion of freedom and justice.
5. I shall build a more peaceful world.
The five tenets of Taekwondo include courtesy, integrity, perseverance,self-control, and indomitable spirit.