What has Taekwondo done for me or meant to me.
1. A sense of self confidence more than I thought I could have.
2. An appreciation for those who show respect to others.
3. Courage. Who would have thought that I could set the goal to start ups a new real estate company, leave my company and a successful practice and begin to make this goal a reality. Goals you set are goals you get.
4. Perseverance. After a torn ACL, 3 knee surgeries and rehab, I learned to "never give up". By persevering in Taekwondo I learned that this same obstacle would not stop me from enjoying life and from having the best sales year ever. Perseverance makes you stronger more self confident and more determined.
5. The power of focus, concentration and quiet time. This has helped me to remain calm in difficult situations.
6. Life is tough but I am tougher!
7. Positive thinking is powerful.
Tracee L. March 15, 2017
Talon had just turned 9 a couple months before; he was very excited. He went from a boy who had difficulty trying new things to someone who competed for the first time at Worlds (Big Tournament). He has never missed a testing and shows his dedication the sport; even when he has other deadlines for school or sports. A strenuous football schedule in middle school was his toughest challenge. The Bosstick's have encouraged Talon to do his best, work hard, show dedication and be respectful at home, school, and in every area of his life. I can say that I am grateful that Mr. and Mrs. Bosstick dedicate their lives to ATA and helping to instill these qualities in my son. Our instructors at Bloomington ATA are fine examples of leaders, motivators and caring individuals.
Michelle C. March 15, 2017
After trying the first class I found it to be self rewarding. To do things that I couldn't do. Since my first class, I have made a lot of good friends and I have learned self-dicipline which has rolled over to my school work. Respect for myself and others, and I will continue to reach goals that I and others have set for me. While on the road to my Black Belt!
Jessica B. March 15, 2017
I started ATA Black Belt Academy because my friend Nick invited me. I wanted to be a Black Belt. The kindness and positive feed back from my instructors helped build my self-esteem with phrases like "I'm a great kid" and "do the right thing" I also learned self control, achieved goals in school. I became a leader at school, took responsibility from my work at school and at home.
Brandon H. March 15, 2017