Student Stories


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

Tae Kwon-Do Student Stories: Mark

Mark came to my school about two years ago wanting to study self-defense. He was twenty-four and finishing his physical therapy degree. He was also legally blind. Since birth, Mark has only seen shadows and glimpses of movement, yet his disability has never slowed him down. [...]Read more

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