Being in Taekwondo has been very fulfilling!

New Black Belt Ms. Celina Buckholtz explains what she’s learned…in her unedited Karate Black Belt Essay

Being in taekwondo has been very fulfilling!  I enjoy the classes, and don’t feel like I’m exercising because it is fun.  The technique we use can be applied right away and the lessons can be beneficial.

Having been here for two years, I feel like everyone at the school is more like family than just classmates.  Because of this I enjoy coming to class when my schedule allows me to do so.  Since Mia is involved it gives us something to that we can do together, and compete against each other.  The biggest thing I’m thankful for is the discipline and self-esteem it has given her.  I have seen such a big change in her and am glad that she has been able to flourish in taekwondo and at school!

Thanks for everything!

As a parent myself – with a child in our program – I couldn’t have said it better myself Ms. Buckholtz!






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