Tuesdays Treasures…Sportsmanship

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Tuesdays Treasures…Sportsmanship


My oldest great-nephew had a major Taekwondo tournament this past weekend that included participants from all over.

It lasted all day, with different levels and age groups. Luke helped with some of the judgings and competed as well. 



We are so proud of his efforts! Luke took the Silver medal!  


At the end of the day, they all showed their respect by shaking hands, hugging, and congratulating each other. 


Team activities are so important in helping our young people learn about competition, winning, and more importantly, sportsmanship. 


When you go out onto that field it's going to be war. Sportsmanship is playing to the best of your abilities and then, afterwards, shaking your opponent's hand.
Bruce Grobbelaar


Victory is in the quality of competition and not the final score.  Mike Marshall


Good sportsmanship goes beyond the game; it starts with respect.
Tommy Hilfiger

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Comments (19)

Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Congratulations to Luke on winning the silver medal. Good sportsmanship is an important thing for kids to learn... it will come in very handy when they are adults. And I agree with Tommy Hilfiger.

Mar 21, 2023 05:36 AM
Kathy Streib

Nina Hollander, Broker I love what Taekwondo teaches young people. It's not just about kicking!

Mar 21, 2023 01:36 PM
Nina Hollander, Broker

Kathy Streib hi Kathy... I think that's true for a lot of the martial arts.

Mar 21, 2023 01:55 PM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Hello Kathy - congratulations to Luke and to all those participating.  While I wasn't active in Taekwondo, I do understand how competition can build confidence and camaraderie.  

Mar 21, 2023 05:37 AM
Kathy Streib

Hi Michael Jacobs I agree. It's nice that he has the confidence to try to defend himself if he had to but more than that he's learned discipline and focus. 

Mar 21, 2023 01:38 PM
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Good morning Kathy. Reminds me of an acronym: TEAM - together everyone achieves more. Competition allows all to grow. Enjoy your day.

Mar 21, 2023 05:52 AM
Kathy Streib

Wayne Martin that's one I hadn't heard -TEAM- but it's very true. 

Mar 21, 2023 01:39 PM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

Good morning Kathy,

A big congratulations to Luke for winning the sliver medal and all those competing! Teal sports are so important help build confidence, working with team members to achieve a goal and of course sportsmanship! I love the quote from Tommy Hilfiger.

Mar 21, 2023 05:55 AM
Kathy Streib

Dorie Dillard Austin TX I know that you see the benefits of these sports in your own grandchildren. 

Mar 21, 2023 01:39 PM
Dr. Paula McDonald
Beam & Branch Realty - Granbury, TX
Granbury, TX 936-203-0279

Woo hoo! That is a fantastic accomplishment. Way to go!

Mar 21, 2023 06:12 AM
Kathy Streib

Thank you, Dr. Paula McDonald  He's been working hard at it and I'm glad that he has stayed with it. 

Mar 21, 2023 04:08 PM
Bill Salvatore - East Valley
Arizona Elite Properties - Chandler, AZ
Realtor - 602-999-0952 / em: golfArizona@cox.net

Well done Luke, and Kathy you must be so proud. Bill 

Mar 21, 2023 06:29 AM
Kathy Streib

Bill Salvatore - East Valley we're all very proud of him and all of the hard work he's put into it. 

Mar 21, 2023 04:09 PM
faye schubert
Retired - Branson, MO
Living the Branson Lake Life

Good sportsmanship and competition helps build character. 

You don't get a "participation salary raise" in the real world of business.

Mar 21, 2023 06:32 AM
Kathy Streib

I couldn't agree more faye schubert It's so important that we prepare our young people for the real world 

Mar 21, 2023 04:11 PM
Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400
The Top Team @ Charles Rutenberg Realty 255 Executive Dr, Plainview NY 11803 - Plainview, NY
Long Island Condo and Home Specialists

Yes Kathy Team sports teaches a lot to the young. However, we have been to games where some of the parents NEVER learned this!

Mar 21, 2023 07:27 AM
Kathy Streib

Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400 Oh yes. We've seen so much pressure put on children by their parents. 

Mar 21, 2023 04:12 PM
Myrl Jeffcoat
Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Realtor - Retired

I think sports are a very valuable tool for teaching sportsmanship.  I have a grandson who is a 3rd degree blackbelt in Tae Kwon Do.  I enjoyed watching him compete against others from the western states in Reno, Nevada. He went home with two golds and a silver.  He was best in weapons and forms. This photo was taken when he was about 10.  He had just received his 2nd degree blackbelt.

Mar 21, 2023 08:10 AM
Sheri Sperry - MCNE®

Congratulations!  Isn't great to see how well your grandson is doing? 

Mar 21, 2023 09:29 AM
Kathy Streib

wow Myrl Jeffcoat that is truly impressive!!!!  And just 10!!!

Mar 21, 2023 04:13 PM
Ed Silva
Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 - Waterbury, CT
Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally

While watching our youngest grandson compete and practice it was a certainty that at the end of any competition all shook hands and congratulated each other,

Mar 21, 2023 09:20 AM
Kathy Streib

Ed Silva I wonder if professional sports learned to shake hands after the game from the youth leagues or vice versa. 

Mar 21, 2023 04:14 PM
Ed Silva

Kathy Streib  The kids do it and when it comes to the pros, the only sport that meets to exchange pleasantries are hockey, and the tennis stars.

Mar 21, 2023 05:05 PM
Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Realty - Sedona, AZ
(928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

Hi Kathy,

 This is a wonderful accomplishment Kathy and I can understand why you are so proud!  It really says a lot about Luke's expertise when he is asked to judge the competition as well.  

My grandson has been learning Taekwondo since he was 5 years old. He is 7 years old and has an orange belt.  I go to some of the award ceremonies for the different levels.  It really is a wonderful discipline to help young people in their development.  There are a lot of women and girls training as well.  I love it!

Mar 21, 2023 09:25 AM
Kathy Streib

Sheri Sperry - MCNE® we have gone to some as well and yes, there are young women doing Taekwondo as well!!!  I'm still amazed when they break boards. 

Mar 21, 2023 04:15 PM
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Kathy winning the silver metal is a big accomplishment and something to be very proud of. 

Mar 21, 2023 10:22 AM
Kathy Streib

George Souto We are all so proud of his efforts!!! His foot and leg were hurting him the next day, though. 

Mar 21, 2023 04:16 PM
Anna Banana Kruchten Phoenix Broker
HomeSmart Real Estate - Phoenix, AZ

Hi Kathy I bet your whole family is very very proud of Luke.  Not only for his success winning the silver medal but for also helping judging and being a team player.  Teams build strong leaders!

Mar 21, 2023 10:26 AM
Kathy Streib

Anna Banana Kruchten Phoenix Broker Thank you!!!   It's important to experience winning but just as important to experience loss. And that's what they're learning...how to handle both. 

Mar 21, 2023 04:18 PM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

Congratulations to Luke.

I hope you will make an extra contribution to his college fund.

Mar 21, 2023 12:24 PM
Kathy Streib

Roy Kelley That is a very good idea!!!!!  Hello to Chef Dolores. 

Mar 21, 2023 04:19 PM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Kathy you have every right to be proud of Luke, I am confident he will be great as a human being when he is old and you are well I will leave it at that....Endre

Mar 21, 2023 09:15 PM
Brian England
Arizona Focus Realty - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

Congrats to Luke, silver is awesome!!!  Also, wow to the grandson of Myrl Jeffcoat, 2nd-degree blackbelt at the age of 10!  Not sure how old he is now, but a 3rd-degree black belt sounds pretty serious.  Since I am not much of a fighter, I would enjoy having either of them by my side in case things got ugly, haha.  I like seeing Ninja skills in action!!!

Mar 22, 2023 03:42 AM
Sharon Tara
Sharon Tara Transformations - Portsmouth, NH
Retired New Hampshire Home Stager

Congratulations to LUKE!!

Mar 22, 2023 12:46 PM
Jan Green - Scottsdale, AZ
Value Added Service, 602-620-2699 - Scottsdale, AZ
HomeSmart Elite Group, REALTOR®, EcoBroker, GREEN

Congratulations to Luke!  How cool is that?!  Sports teaches our young children many disciplines.  When I used to coach kids, I always felt that sense of responsibility to be a person they would remember as being a good mentor, not just a good coach.  Best wishes to Luke the he has great experiences from coaches!  Love the quotes :) 

Mar 25, 2023 10:03 AM
Diana Dahlberg
1 Month Realty - Pleasant Prairie, WI
Real Estate in Kenosha, WI since 1994 262-308-3563

Great Post Kathy Streib 

Another Quote about Sportsmanship:

  "It is your response to winning and losing that makes you a winner or a loser"

Apr 15, 2023 10:33 AM