How and when did you get started in Taekwondo?
I started Taekwondo in 2005 in Des Moines, Iowa.
What is your current rank?
2 Dan in Taekwondo and 7th Gup in Gumdo.
What led you to NSMA?
In 2007 my family moved to San Antonio and began to look for a new DoJang to attend. We were trying to find one that had a strong focus on family, discipline, and confidence building. After many schools we found what we were looking for at NSMA.
Do you have a favorite quote from a Martial Artist?
I have two, both from Bruce Lee:
- “Defeat is a state of mind; no one is ever defeated until defeat has been accepted as a reality.”
- “I fear not the man who has practiced 10,000 kicks once, but I fear the man who has practiced one kick 10,000 times.”
What are your favorite books?
First, the Bible and second Sung Su, The Art of War