The Importance of White Belt

By | July 5th, 2017|Uncategorized|

The white belt is often discarded as being unimportant. It is the lowest belt in the martial arts hierarchy and students are generally in a big hurry to leave the starkness of it behind. Students want to avoid being looked at as the newbie and the person with the least experience in the martial art, [...]

Learn the lesson

By | April 15th, 2015|Room for thought|

This past weekend I had the great opportunity and privilege of training under the instruction of Grand Master Choi Jung Hwa, son of the founder of Taekwon-Do (Gen. Choi Hong Hi) and President of the ITF. He was assisted by other Grand Masters and Masters of the highest caliber. Since I was a white belt [...]

The Real Winner

By | October 17th, 2012|Room for thought|

I was at a tournament over the weekend and it got me thinking some old thoughts. With so many competitors and so few medals up for grabs it really takes a lot to win. But who really is the winner? Often it is not the person who takes the gold. What do I mean by [...]