“Are you still proud of me?”

(Reposted from Master Perdue of Westerville OH) “Tori Perdue! Third attempt, sir!”, the judge yelled. For me, the testing stopped and the world started to move in slow motion. I may be the chief instructor and I may have to run the testing, but first and foremost I am...

Learning to breathe

“Just relax”, I told myself. That’s easier said than done for a teenager. My turn wasn’t up yet; I was seated on the floor but I was nervous; watching the others only added to the tension I was already feeling. “You can do this”, the hand on my shoulder seemed to say....

Take Control of your Attitude

We all have tremendous potential. Each of us has the ability to put our unique human potential into action and to acquire a desired result. But the one thing that determines the level of our potential, produces the intensity of our activity and predicts the quality of...

“Do you have a reservation?”

Taekwondo America Winter Camp is a weekend packed with fun, friends and of course Taekwondo! This camp is for Orange belts and above who are 8 years or older. We are having a fundraising to help send the students to camp.  If you are interested in going or helping...

“You don’t need help, you need PRACTICE!”

(Reposted from Master Perdue of Westerville OH) I was working with a little girl the other day that was as cute as a bug. She had the kind of smile that could make any adult just melt and spoil her. AND SHE KNEW IT! It was obvious she had used her charms many times on...

“Not Yet”

I had a student struggling with earning a stripe the other day, which reminded me about why I do the things I do. In this particular case, a teenage student was wanting to test for a stripe. Part of the requirement was for the student to write down several sparring...
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