Technically I’m Overweight

There’s a new saying that we use around the dojang: “Strong is the new skinny. I once had a student named Cathy who, unfortunately, was pretty heavy at one point. She lost a lot of weight using a very famous weight loss program. Because she had done such a great job with her [...]Read more

The brave “Become” because they begin.

I tell all of my students that there are two kinds of people in this world: those that practice Tae Kwon-Do, and those who only wish they could. I also tell them that everyone wants to learn a martial art, they are just the brave ones who stepped forward to do it. Brave being the [...]Read more

The Hall of Fame Mindset: Ms. October Newton

Selflessness & Humility In her entire speech after being inducted into our hall of fame, Ms. October Newton used the word “I” only once.  “I thank you,” she said. That selflessness, humility, and sense of giving  is the sign of a true martial artist. The first time [...]Read more

Empowering Young Women Through Tae Kwon Do

“She’s In The Division” One of my favorite stories is about a student I have named Kelly.  The women that come through my school are very confident and strong. Occasionally, female students will enter tournaments and compete in the men’s division, for the [...]Read more

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