Confidence Martial Arts would like you to meet one of our 2nd degree black belts: Thor Nielson. Mr. Nielson is 10 years old and has been training with us ever since he was only 3 year years old! Mr. Nielson is one of the highest rank K4K students we have and he works very hard every week. Mr. Nielson got the nickname “Thorpedo” because in XMA class he loves to be thrown and loves trying new trick kicks. He is also apart of our instructor program and has also recently advanced his collar rank from red/black to black/red/black. Mr. Nielson also regularly attends most demos and events our school puts on, and he loves to show off his skills! Recently Thor’s little brother Gunnar who is 4 years old decided to follow in his big brothers foot steps and has recently enrolled in our ATA Tiger class. Mr. Nielson, being in our instructor program, can be found as an assistant instructor on Saturdays helping out with his brothers class. You can tell by the look on his face when he helps his brother that Mr. Nielson is so proud of Gunnar!
Here is an exclusive interview with Mr. Thor Nielson!
Q: What is your favorite part about being a black belt? Why?
A: My favorite part about being a black belt is using 2 weapons because the forms get a lot cooler!
Q: What is your next Taekwondo goal? Explain.
A: My next taekwondo goal is to become a 3rd degree black belt. I’m very excited to get it!
Q: What is your favorite weapon to use? Why?
A: My favorite weapon to use is the nunchucks because you can do very cool moves.
Q: How old were you when you started Taekwondo, and why did you start?
A: I was 3 when I started Taekwondo. I started taekwondo because I was shy and my mom wanted me to learn to defend myself.
Q: Tell us a fun fact about you! (No related to Martial Arts)
A: I like to draw and play video games.
Confidence Martial Arts is so lucky to have a student like Mr. Nielson. Every time he comes into class he always has a smile on his face and is ready to learn more! If he has ever had a bad day you would never know; there is so much we can all learn from this dedicated student and we cannot wait to see how far he goes in his martial arts journey!!