IceLee wrote:World Taekwondo Federation
Yes atory, WTF heh
The change is because my instructor has been using many silly excuses in holding people back, he held me back because Im deaf and because I lipread, so im forbidden from being graded in mainstream gradings because he thinks Master Rhee would find it offensive even though its recorded that Im deaf, i have very limited hearing and best of all, I cannot hear very well from 100 metres away.
recently I had to practise at home because my grandfather has emphysema and was diagonised only weeks ago after being in hospital twice and are not able to drive, proably no more driving for him for the rest of his life, so I have to learn to drive and thats the problem, pop's the only qualified driver in the house hold.
I told my instructor ( friend told for me anyway because the friend goes to another branch and knows of my instructor) the reasons for my absence, this was before the midterms, and so he knew why i cannot get there easily, as its in port adelaide and woodville ( the branches, not the gradings). I came back, was ready for brown belt exam,
but instructor didnt ask me to show him what ive learnt, he usually decides on me the week before gradings but this time he said only a "no." I suspected it was because of my grandfather because ive been away 3 weeks before an approaching grading previously and he let me go for brown stripe. the next grading after this wouldve been the mainstream and I knew he will hold me back again, amoungst other things I saw that night so decided that I couldnt train with that instructor ever again. I heard ruttens was opening only two minutes walk from my place so its more convient for me and my family so less worry on my safety on getting there and getting home. so thats why.