by John Miller Introduction In October 2017 I had the opportunity to visit a black belt test at the school attended by one of my daughter’s friends. Early in the test, the students were required to execute a series of “appreciation forms.” These looked a little goofy at first; they […]

Appreciation Forms

Kevin L. Ryburn At nine years old, as a typical kid growing up in suburban Denver, I was exposed to martial arts like most kids, via movies and television. This primarily consisted of Chuck Norris and Bruce Lee movies: “Good Guys Wear Black”, “Lone Wolf McQuade”, “Enter the Dragon” and […]

Tae Kwon Do Black Belt Essay

by Natalie Ryburn Tae Kwon Do has been a huge part of my life for more than three years; in fact, I not only love going to class, but if I have to miss class for any reason, I feel a little bit guilty. I feel like I missed out […]

My Experience with Tae Kwon Do

By Brian Beall When I was six years old I wanted to learn Martial Arts, but I didn’t know where to start. Then I found MAMA (Mountain Academy of Martial Arts). I was so happy to see that there was a class off martial arts near my house. When I […]

Protect and Defend

By Viet Ngomai Importance of Cardio In a sport where skill and power are so stressed, taekwondo fighters often forget one thing. Cardio. While in the ring, how hard you can punch and how hard you can snap out your sidekick will definitely make a difference, it’s often the endurance […]

Importance of Cardio

By Tran Ngomai NFL players can essentially be summed up as battering rams. Their career centers around the ability to stay fit and undergo rigorous workouts in order to play on the field. As demanding as football is, it should be of no surprise that player have looked for various […]

Martial Arts in the NFL