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”.