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When I started my lessons at Grand Master K. H. Min Taekwondo in late 2018, I was extremely nervous. I had never been a very active kid, had progressed into being a relatively inactive adult, and had only started my fitness journey about eight months prior. The only thing I was confident about was that there was no way that I was going to be able to keep up in a martial arts class, and that I was probably going to fail miserably.
It is now about five months later, and I have not failed. I have passed both belt tests that have been offered since I started, which puts me at a yellow belt, and I have also very recently joined the sparring team. I never would have dreamed that I would be where I’m at in five short months. I have become enraptured with an all-consuming passion for taekwondo, and I only have the phenomenal people at this phenomenal dojang to thank for that.
This dojang sets you up to succeed from the moment you walk through the doors. Warm and friendly faces are the first thing you see, and although the training floor in the dojang is a serious place, the warmth doesn’t stop at the front door.
The dojang has three Masters that are in the building on a daily basis. The dojang is operated by two of them, and they are the most inspirational women I’ve ever had the pleasure of meeting — Master Min and Master A. Min, both of whom are the daughters of Grand Master Min himself. They both are the living exemplification of the dojang’s core values of respect, patience, integrity, perseverance, confidence, and indomitable spirit.
The other Master in the dojang, Master Park, is the instructor of my Adult’s Beginner class, and I am overwhelmingly grateful to have the opportunity to learn from someone who is so accomplished and talented at taekwondo. Not only is he incredibly skilled, but he is also surprisingly patient, and absolutely hilarious. When I make a mistake, we laugh about it and try again. He doesn’t give up on you, so as long as you don’t give up on yourself, you will get it eventually, and therefore you cannot truly fail.
At this dojang, you are also surrounded by wonderful classmates. In the Beginner’s class, we are all learning and just trying to do the best that we can, which allows you to relax and feel comfortable. The Beginner’s class is run simultaneously to the Junior’s Advanced class, which has been a lot of fun. It motivates me to push myself harder and get better, because if the teenagers can have a blackbelt, why can’t I? They are a very personable and energetic bunch, and I love the fact that they can give me advice on how to get better in taekwondo, while also still just being kids that want to talk to me about the book that they’re reading in class, or about what they’re up to outside of the dojang and school.
I am so thankful that my amazing friend Katie Hintz asked me to join her at this dojang, and I am so thankful to myself for giving it a try. Most of all, I am so immeasurably thankful for my entire taekwondo family at Grand Master K. H Min Taekwondo for showing me that I can become someone that I never thought I had the ability to be."