Welcome to Little Black Belt, a martial arts blog about life, leadership, learning, and the journey towards a girl’s greatest accessory: a black belt in taekwondo!
Hello! My name is Melanie, and I am your resident Tae Kwon Diva. This blog began as an online diary to chronicle the insights I was having about a year into my taekwondo training.
Over time the blog has morphed into something different. Practicing martial arts has not only taught me a great deal about the taekwondo itself, but I’ve gained insight about self-development, learning, facing challenges, leadership, adopting a positive attitude, and living your best life.
My goal is to share those lessons with you.
Here’s the honest truth:
Taekwondo helped me rein in the crazy and create an awesome life.
Most of my life has been the uncomfortable (and unsuccessful) pursuit of a quiet mind. I looked good on paper, but mentally and emotionally I was a wreck, miserable and making terrible choices. Taekwondo lifted me up from rock bottom and gave me a fresh start and a renewed and deepened purpose in life. I looked to taekwondo as a salve for a wound. What I found was a path to inner peace.
If you’d like to read more about how I got into taekwondo and my thoughts on modern-day practice, check out my interview on my fellow martial arts blogger page: MyWifeIsaBlackBelt.Com.
The black belt mindset is for everyone, regardless of martial arts experience or training.
Confidence, perseverance, hunger to learn, and becoming the best version of yourself can happen without setting foot in a dojang. It’s about breaking bad habits and stopping the endless chase for answers to the wrong questions.
So am I completely blissed out and enlightened because I’m a black belt?
I still like uncomfortable shoes, that metallic taste of an ice cold can of Coca-Cola, and mindless television. Not sure how well that bodes for my journey to enlightenment…but let’s have some fun along the way.
Create your own awesome blog with WordPress. Click this link for more information!
Email mdgwrites (at) gmail.com and follow me on social media:
Twitter: Melanie Gibson Author / @TaekwondoLBB
Facebook: Melanie Gibson Author
Stay tuned for my memoir Kicking and Screaming: a Memoir of Madness and Martial Arts coming to your bookseller in spring 2021!