Articles posted by "Master Gorino"


Tae Kwon-Do vs. Karate

People ask me all the time, “What’s the difference between Tae Kwon-Do and Karate?” or “How is Tae Kwon-Do different from other martial arts?” Unfortunately, there isn’t a simple answer. Each martial art was developed from its own philosophy in its own native country. Karate [...]Read more

Tae Kwon-Do Student Stories: Sean

Sean came from a broken home. By age seven, he was living with his grandmother and already considered a bad kid. He was restless, constantly moving, unable to sit still, fidgety. When people talked, Sean interrupted, blurted stuff out, rolled his eyes, or talked back. His [...]Read more

Tae Kwon-Do Student Stories: Laurel

Laurel was a beautiful girl, inside and out, who suffered from dystonia. Dystonia is a neurological chronic movement disorder characterized by persistent muscle contractions causing abnormal, often repetitive, movements, postures, or both. It may affect a single body area or be [...]Read more

Tae Kwon-Do Student Stories: James

At nine years old, James could have been a politician. There was something about his smile which invited small talk with strangers. He was also told he had severe Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). Sitting still in a chair was a difficult task. He couldn’t focus. [...]Read more

Tae Kwon-Do Student Stories: Nicole

Nicole has cerebral palsy and is confined to a wheelchair and walker. She came to me at age 12 wanting to get in the best possible physical shape and to learn self-defense. Her disability wasn’t going to hold her back from being like everyone else. A sweet girl with a kind heart, [...]Read more

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