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(Tae Kwon Do)

Yeah, this is me. Let's just say... a few years ago now. I was a student and instructor of Tae Kwon Do for over eight years. I had attained the rank of Second-Degree Black Belt (Second Dan), and was at the point where I seriously considered starting my own school. In fact I had a few friends who did, and many of them continue to be succesful to this day.

During my tenure as an instructor, I also enjoyed being a winning team coach, one of the lead participants in the school's demonstration team, which by the way made it to local access Television, and learned so much about teaching and how to relate to people that it changed my life forever.

Tae Kwon Do is not about violence. It is not about harming others in any way. While it does teach self defense, this aspect of Tae Kwon Do, is really a by-product of much physical and mental training. The goal of Tae Kwon Do is the unification of mind and body through training.

Some people harbor the misconception that you must be in great shape to take Tae Kwon Do. Not true. Tae Kwon Do can get you into great shape, but as with all things, you get out of it what you put into it. Tae Kwon Do is excellent exersize. I have seen students from 3.5 years of age up to about 75-80 years of age progress through the ranks. All you need is the will to get started.

I'm not going to create a page that shows you how to learn Tae Kwon Do, or anything about how to do it better. There are far better resources on the Internet than my humble page. I just wanted to put something here to refelct something that affected my life very greatly.

If you would like more information about Tae Kwon Do drop me an email. Check out my Tae Kwon Do document in the "Writings" section for more information as well.
   
GAD in uniform
GAD's snap kick
GAD doing an axe kick



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