Monday, January 7, 2008

My 1st Maedeup Class of 2008

This knot is called Gukhwa Maedeup which also means Chrysanthemum Knot. I had missed a months worth of classes which has allowed another group of beginners to get to our level. So now instead of three of us at the same level, there are seven. This doesn't include the four others who are still at the more advanced level. But this means it will be more difficult for the teacher to give individualized help and with the knots getting more and more complicated, I need all the help I can get. So I will be going to the maedeup shop during the week for extra one on one help. I have decided to go on Tuesdays and if I need it, also on Thursdays. This is in addition to my Saturday classes. I asked about paying additional money for the extra classes and was told that however many classes including the private instructions it takes for me to complete the course, it is covered in the initial fee. What a great deal and it's one of the things I love about Korea.
I passed the Beginner/Intermediate class and am now starting the Advanced class which takes approximately 6 months to complete. After that, I begin the phase of perfecting the 30 odd knots I have learned in anticipation of taking the Certification Test. The shop is very excited about me complete the certification program. They said I would be the first Westerner to do so and I'm not sure if they mean the first in their shop or the first in Korea.


CreekHiker said...

Go Becky! Go Becky! Go Becky! So proud of you.

Becky said...

Holly! I'm trying!!

Helena said...

That is so cool! Looks like a very complicated knot.

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