When I first joined martial arts as an adult it was for the simple reason to stay fit and of course, I thought it was pretty cool to have a karate uniform! Never in my wildest dreams did I see myself become a 4th Degree Black Belt, State/District Champion title holder, leading others, and now going for the goal of a World Champion title. I quickly learned that fitness through martial arts would become my way of living.
I stand strong in believing that whatever you do or wherever you are, you must start strong and finish strong. I’ve learned to face my fears and overcome challenges.
The discipline that Songahm Taekwondo provides paired with the tight-knit community within the sport has shown me to both respect the training and cherish the results. I have found that my consistency in training, taking and teaching fitness classes has helped me overcome any weaknesses that I have had. I’ve successfully improved my health, and have stayed fit at the age of 52.
It is so fulfilling and well-received to hear from a 20-something-year-old, “I would love to look like you at age 50.” That just makes my day! Being a Martial Artist myself and an instructor for our fitness classes has been nothing short of a lifeline for me. The good news? It’s never too late to start and reclaim your life. Start thriving with us!