TAEKWON POW!!!

Flyin’ High with TaeKwon-Do


    Alyssa Coughlan and Dryden Knull students at Hetlinger Taekwon-Do tested for and received their second degree black belts last month.  TaeKwon-Do is a Korean martial art that is as much about character building as it is physical skill.
    Alyssa 16 started with Hetlinger TaeKwon-Do at 5 years of age and Dryden 18 when he was 9. Preparing for their test, both students put in many hours along with school and other extra-curricular activities. These two young people showed great determination and dedication. One of the requirements they had to fill was instructing for the past year. Not only did they help instruct younger students, when Instructor Cara Hetlinger gave birth, the pair took over her class for a few months.
    To prepare for the physical portion of their testing, which includes breaking boards, sparring, self-defence and form, the students trained with one of the clubs other black belts. As the students’ progress the focus is just not on the physical aspects, emphasis is also placed on their promotion of the sport and giving back.
    To this end both students have excelled. Coughlan and Knull both teach and organize activities at the summer camp held for the students of the Hetlinger TaeKwon-Do School. Some of the activities the pair organized for campers and their families to enjoy have been pudding eating contests, volleyball, blind face painting, and movie night.
    The stand out moments of the testing for Hetlinger would be Dryden’s strength in cardio vascular and power, along with Alyssa’s four board break together with a downward elbow strike. 
    It’s easy to see why Instructor Cara Hetlinger is so proud of the excellence achieved by Coughlan and Knull as athletes and people.

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