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First, I will begin with Master’s technical abilities, they are of the highest caliber. They are practical, efficient, safe and effective. His teachings to date have been consistent with everything I have been taught in the past, he does not deviate from his traditional teachings and maintains the Tae Kwon Do lineage and discipline which has been taught to him. Technical skills are important to the teachings of Tae Kwon Do, but one must also have the teaching skills too, he definitely has them. Master is a great leader and coach, he is right beside you doing drills with you and constantly pushing you to be your greatest. Master is constantly surveying the class, looking for negatives and positives, he will correct the negatives in private and praise your skills in front of the class. The definition of a mentor is, “a wise and trusted counselor and teacher”. He is a great martial arts mentor, but also a great life mentor and role model. He is an intelligent, personable and wise man; he is what every student should strive to be. He is constantly conveying his martial art, education and life philosophies, which happen to be pacifist and positive in nature. Master shapes and guides each of his students to be productive and conscientious human beings, which causes his classes to be nothing but positive and productive. I have seen him numerous times giving the children lectures on anti-bullying topics and engaging with them at the appropriate level. When I have children I will completely entrust them in Master’s capable hands. I have discussed at great length all of Master’s capabilities and philosophies as a teacher, but I also consider him to be a friend. There have been numerous nights where we have spent hours discussing life, martial arts and any topic that came up. He is genuinely interested in your well-being, mental health and physical health. I find him to be very approachable, friendly and have a great sense of humour. I know for a fact that Master has made me a better Tae Kwon Do practitioner, firefighter and human being. I guarantee that you will not be disappointed if you take any of his classes.

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