HAPPY BIRTHDAY MR. JON!! We love Mr. Jon and all he does for TRU! Thanks for your leadership!

Parent Date Night

Have you gotten your FREE admission ticket to this Friday’s Parent Date Night?!

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TRU Profile 40 // Zoe Anderson. Zoe, an 11th grader who is homeschooled, started taekwondo when she was 14. She began like many others: “my mom made me do it...to improve my attitude and learn self defense.” Zoe was reluctant to beginning taekwondo but soon learned how it changed her attitude, helped her be more respectful, and well behaved. In addition, Zoe knows it has changed her confidence. “I use to walk with my head down but now I look at people in the eye and I’m not afraid of others.” Zoe enjoys poomses and also enjoys the breaking classes. Zoe helps teach taekwondo and loves the super kids.

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Black Belt Life Skill: Patience

Black Belt Life Skill of the Week: Patience. // How are you (kids, teens, AND adults) showing patience this week? // ps: we love u miss zoe!

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TRU Profile 38 // Emily Walser. Emily started taekwondo about 5 years ago with her son. She is a second degree black belt. As an adult who trains, she has noticed how it has helped with her concentration, and become a more confident and calmer person in general. Her favorite part of training is poomse, specifically koryo. And her favorite part of helping with class is watching the students grow, “you are able to see them get better and evolve. And the hugs are the best!” Master Arguello has made a big impact on Emily’s taekwondo journey, and helping her continue when it seemed too hard. Taekwondo has helped Emily “believe in myself, believe in others, and encourage others along the way.”

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TRU Profile 37 // Jonathan Wallace. Mr. Jon, a third degree black belt, has been training since 2012. He first starting training because his son, Nathaniel, was training. He has loved being able to train with both his son and daughter. His favorite part about training is working on poomses. And his favorite part about teaching is “seeing the lightbulb come on when students catch the instruction your giving them.” Training as an adult has helped Mr. Jon “learn to focus on a particular task and to continue working no matter how hard it gets.” All of the instructors have made an impact on his life but Master Terranova has always been someone Mr. Jon has looked up to specifically because of Master Terranova’s energy on and off the the floor and focus to technique.

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TRU Profile 36 // Val Freeman. Miss Val has been training for over 6 years. She began training because her kids trained as well. Her favorite part about training is poomses and her favorite part about helping is “seeing the smiles on kids faces”. As an adult taking taekwondo at TRU, she has noticed how it has helped in life “off the mat”. For instance, “I’ve learned about dedication and being confident in what you are doing”.

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TRU Profile 35 // Aiden Clever. Aiden is an 11 year old black stripe in the 6th grade at Oak Grove. His favorite subject in school is math and his favorite part of taekwondo is poomse. He loves all of the instructors, so much so that “I could never pick a favorite, they are all really the best!”. He started taekwondo as a way to meet new friends and have fun. “I’ve meet so many people, Ms. Zoe, Seeley, Lykzandro, and more..it’s the best!”

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TRU Profile 32.Mackenzie & Chesney. // Mackenzie & Chesney are siblings who train together. Mackenzie began training after being invited inside by Miss. Zoe while he was walking past the Hickory Tree location one day with his mom. As a first grader who loves art, he also loves poomses & Master Salvador. He also recently learned to ride his bike with no training wheels! // Chesney, in the all county choir & who enjoys singing, started soon after that “because I’d seen him take it and heard it helps build good self confidence”. She just received her first stripe on her white belt & loves flutter kicks and Master Terranova. At 6 & 12 years old, they are loving taekwondo. 

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