I have taken martial arts for 33-plus years.
I have always been driven, but martial arts made me realize my dreams and what I could become by setting goals and accomplishing them through perserverence and hard work.
Reverse side kick
Martial arts related: Training with a world champion for professional fighting
Personally: Having four awesome children.
I began studying at the Jhoon Rhee Institute of Tae Kwon Do in August of 1984.
Martial arts has given me the unique opportunity of touching other people's lives. I feel that I have helped many people on their road to black belt excellence. Not only in helping students obtain the level of black belt; but also by helping them apply the philosophy that martial arts has to offer in their every day lives. I like to think of it as 'Making the world a better place, one person at a time...'
Compassionate...I always try to think of others first.
I have two favorite techniques: Round Kick and Reverse Hook Kick. I especially like using both together in a combination.
Put a smile on someone's face.
I have taken martial arts for 17 years.
Martial arts has affected my life by teaching me to always strive to be the best and never give up. I learned how to respect all things and people. Martial arts has instilled leadership characteristics in me.
Jump reverse side kick
Receiving outstanding student on my 1st degree black belt test from Grand Master Jhoon Rhee.
I have taken Tae Kwon Do for 14 years and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu for 8 years.
When I first started martial arts it was to help me lose weight, which it did. When I began to compete the desire to do well in tournaments made me push myself to peak physical condition. Along the way it made me a stronger person not just physically but mentally as well. It takes a lot of will power and the ability to motivate yourself to do well.
Winning the WKA 2012 Nationals Men's MMA 170 lb division.
I have taken martial arts for 9 years.
Martial arts has affected my life by giving me confidence to succeed in everyday life. Martial arts has also given me a chance to work alongside my family every day which means everything to me.
Earning my 1st degree black belt beside my father (Master Lee) and my brother (Mr. RJ) who were also testing at the same time for different ranks of black belt.
I have taken martial arts for 27 years.
Martial arts has helped me prioritize what's important in my life. The key to achieving success is to have a strong and heahtly mind, body, and spirit; Martial arts has helped me achieve this.
Reverse Side Kick
Earning my 1st degree black belt!
I have taken martial arts for 12 years.
Martial arts has helped me become a more respectful and well behaved person.
The most awesome thing I have ever done was running my first birthday party!