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Spider-Man & Athletes. Are Athletes Superheroes? 

An athlete isn't just your ordinary citizen. I immediately think of Spider-Man when I wrote the first sentence, but athletes are similar in a way. Take Peter Parker for example, and look at his daily lifestyle. He is a normal citizen finding his way in life to earn...

The Mental Game – How Important Is It?

Recently I competed at the 2017 U.S National Team Trials in Fort Worth, Texas. I had a total of 3 matches before falling in quarterfinals before the double elimination portion of the competition. That being said, after evaluating my matches after the competition...

Confident V.S Cocky

I always tell my students before a match, "confident, not cocky!". Both start with the letter "C", but they have absolutely zero similarities beyond that. Let's define the word cocky first. Cocky is defined as "conceited or arrogant, especially in a bold or impudent...

5 Steps to Balancing Life

It seems as if the older you get, the more your life encounters busy situations! The more you take on the more responsibilities you have. Rather than feeling caught up in all the mess, think of it as an honor to be able to have such opportunities to enjoy a wonderful...

Martial Arts V.S Recreational Sports

Hey, everyone! I have not posted in a long while, but I plan to get back into posting much more frequently! I thought of a great idea for a blog and I wanted to share it with all of you. As a Martial Arts teacher, I see kids come and go quite frequently and every...

USA Taekwondo – What Should I Do?

Hello, everyone! I'm back again with a positive blog. Have you heard all the crazy events that have happened in the last month? UCLA was under attack, Muhammad Ali passed away and a recent attack in Orlando. I want to bring up an issue that has been bothering...

España 2016

First off, if you have never been to España before you should definitely pack your bags and make your way there! This country is absolutely beautiful! I personally believe that traveling the world to a different country is a great way to relieve the stress from your...

5 Benefits From A Taekwondo Workout

For all of you Taekwondo practitioners who have completed a Taekwondo workout, you know very well how tough and mind boggling it could be. In one workout you must be able to find your inner strength, physical strength and mental strength. A Taekwondo workout will test...

Has The Respect In Taekwondo Competitions Vanished

Taekwondo sparring has evolved within the last six years. We’ve seen round house kick turn into “monkey kick” and many other funky kicks that score because it’s all about electronics now when sparring your opponent. Am I guilty of adapting to the new style? Yes, but...

6 Questions Taekwondo Practitioners Are Tired Of Hearing

What’s up, everyone! The longer you have been around in Taekwondo the more you have probably heard some ridiculous questions from people. Here are six major questions that we might all be able to relate to when when someone figures out you do Taekwondo. 1.) “Can you...