09/25/2012 10:23 EDT | Updated 09/25/2012 10:26 EDT

John Baird Get Honorary Taekwondo Black Belt (PHOTOS)


Has John Baird become a martial arts master overnight?

No, the taekwondo black belt Foreign Affairs Minister Baird received on Saturday was of the honorary variety, part of a reception for the visit of his South Korean counterpart Kim Sung-hwan.

In order to earn his belt, Baird had to break a wooden board with his bare hand. Ottawa taekwondo instructor Tae E. Lee was on hand to watch.


Baird Gets Honorary Black Belt

And yes, according to The Globe And Mail, Baird's chop was successful.

We asked users on our Facebook page to send us their captions for the photo. You can find some of our favourites in the slideshow below.

Baird Taekwondo Captions