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Ms. Hope McDermott

2nd Degree Black Belt




Rank: 2nd Degree Black Belt

Date Started Taekwon-Do: 2014

Birthday: April 6

What type of peds do you have and what are their names: Bobo, Babies, Cloakie, Junior, Cinnamon

What did you want to be when you grow up: I wanted to be a sign holder on the side of the road
Favorite part of class: Patterns

USTF Number:  19-401



Where were you born:  Clinton, Iowa
What countries/states have you lived in: Iowa, Missouri & Nebraska
What sports/hobbies do you have other than Taekwon-Do: Hanging with friends, eating out, shopping, teaching and youth group
What is your favorite food: Chipolte
What would like others to know about you:
I had a bruised tooth


2nd Degree, USTF-2-3317, Nov 2022, Grand Master Todd, Bellevue, Nebraska

1st Degree, USTF-1-11595, Feb 2021, Sr. Master Todd, Bellevue, Nebraska



USTF Class C Referee, Oct 19, 2019 - NE

2022 Hours: 8 - Referee Seminar - MO

1. Why did you start Taekwon-Do:  My mom forced me, I was new in town and lonely, I had to choose between Karate and Taekwon-Do
2. What made you interested enough to join:  Something to do and my teachers liked me
3. What did you think being a black belt meant before you started training: That I was good at Taekwon-Do and I could kick someone in the head
4. What do you think being a black belt means now: Perservance and I still have a lot to learn


5. What changed your opinion: I grew up
6. What was your goal when you started  Taekwon-Do: To get to black belt in three years
7. What is your goal now: Stick with it

1 tile downward elbow thrust

2nd degree black belt testing, Nov 2022


3 board side piercing kick

2nd degree black belt testing

Nov 2022

1 board suspended reverse turning kick

2nd degree black belt testing

Nov 2022


2 tile knife hand - black belt testing, Feb 2021






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