Max’s Mom Shares Her Thoughts

This week, Max’s mom Shannon shares her thoughts on Tae Kwon-Do and her son.   Why did you choose Master Gorino’s Tae Kwon-Do? Max began Tae Kwon-Do ten years ago at age six. We actually started Max because my husband had always wanted to learn Tae Kwon-Do when [...]Read more

Listen To Learn

  Who am I? I’m a 7th degree black belt Master of Tae Kwon-Do. I do not expect people to know what I know, just as I would hope a doctor or lawyer wouldn’t expect me to understand their world completely. But I respect the person who listens to learn. All too often people [...]Read more

The Greatest Match I Ever Fought, I Lost.

The All American Open The All American Open was one of martial arts biggest tournaments. Henry Cho, a Tae Kwon-Do pioneer and 9th dan instructor, created the competition in 1965. It was the tournament Bruce Lee met Chuck Norris. It was held at Madison Square Garden. It drew [...]Read more

Adulthood Came Early For Me

  My father was killed when a drunk driver jumped the curb and struck him on the sidewalk. I was 7 years old. The tragedy was crippling for our family, emotionally and financially. My grandmother moved in and we had support from the church, neighbors, and friends. Helping To [...]Read more

Lessons Life Has Taught Me

  Here are a few things I’ve learned in life: Never Let Anyone Tell You You Can’t Do Something If you have the ability, drive, and desire to accomplish a goal, I’m here to tell you you can do it. I picked up the trumpet in high school, earned a scholarship to Berklee, and [...]Read more

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