Still unsure about how Tae Kwon Do and/or Haidong Gumdo can benefit you?
Here are some comments from students and parents explaining how
martial arts training has helped them or their children.
"David started Tae Kwon Do when he was 11
years old. Twelve years later he now has his 3rd degree black
belt, soon to be 4th. Master Ralph and Master Maria are two
wonderful people who never gave up on David. When David stated he
was a shy young boy. Thanks to Master Ralph and Master Maria,
David is now a young man with self-respect, for himself as well as
others. Most of all, he has the confidence to achieve life’s
goals. Enrolling our son in Tae Kwon Do was the best thing we, as
parents, did for our child."
Parents of David Urso,
Mr. and Mrs. Urso
"It seems like only yesterday Dominick, now 9, started taking Tae Kwon Do
lessons during the Town of Babylon Summer Program at Estrada Tae Kwon Do /
Haidong Gumdo Academy, but in fact it's been almost 5 years. Since
starting martial arts, Dominick has become more focused, he is maturing into a
very polite, respectful and well-rounded young man. He has achieved 2nd
degree high red belt in Tae Kwon Do and has also started Haidong Gumdo in which
he has achieved Purple belt. Dominick truly has a passion for Haidong
Gumdo; I think he really likes the swords. He looks forward to teenage
class and learning how to disarm attackers.
Dominick's little brother Daniel, now 5, started Tae Kwon Do the summer of 2003.
He is currently a Yellow belt w/ green stripe [in the Little Dragons program]
and can't wait to start Haidong Gumdo. I feel Tae Kwon Do and Haidong
Gumdo are the best sports for any young person. They teach self-respect,
self-confidence, to help others and not to be boastful. Dominick and
Daniel both will some day reach their goal to be Black Belts in both Tae Kwon Do
and Haidong Gumdo."
Dominick & Daniel's
Danielle & Dom Fileccia
"In the 5 years my son has been involved in Martial Arts at
Estrada's his life has changed drastically for the better. The
focus, dedication and determination he's developed because of his
training is truly astounding. His self respect and self
confidence have also grown by leaps and bounds. The regimen and
rules instilled in him have indeed made him a better person and he
will continue with his training until he achieves his goal, which
is a black belt in both Tae Kwon Do and Haidong Gumdo."
"Our children began Tae Kwon Do 2 years ago. They have learned the art of
being patient and how to focus on not just Tae Kwon Do, but in everything they
undertake; from school work, to sports, family situations, to just learning
about people. They are very confident in themselves and are willing to do
their best. The fact that they are learning to protect themselves and
distinguish between what is right or wrong speaks for itself."
The Weis Family