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TaeKwon-Do

At the risk of sounding clich├ęd, TaeKwon-Do to me is more than just a sport or hobby or pastime, but, rather, a way of life. It has consumed me more than family, friends, school, or any other sport I have ever played.
As Grandmaster is fond of pointing out, when I first came to him, I was weak, insecure, selfish, dishonest, lazy, et cetera. In other words, a typical American teenager. However, in 2 years, with the help of Grandmaster Kang, I was transformed from that feeble child to a man. Not only have my physical abilities increased exponentially, but also I have adopted the Tenets of TaeKwon-Do into my everyday life. Self-Control, Patience, Indomitable Spirit, Humility, Loyalty, Conviction of Ultimate Victory, and Honesty are now an integral part of my being.
In the 14 years before I started TaeKwon-Do, I played just about every sport possible in America. Baseball, basketball, football, hockey, soccer, track, skiing, and a few others. However, although I participated in ...

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