|Waiting for his turn to compete|
|Being awarded 2nd place for Form|
|With his trophies|
When he started taekwondo last fall, I knew very little about any of the martial arts. Jonathan had wanted to do karate for a long time, and I kept resisting. We won classes at his school's Fall Festival, and when the free period was over, Jonathan continued classes. I have learned quite a bit about what is involved and it is very different from my preconceived idea of martial arts. I have come to see the benefits of the sport: self-discipline, respect, focus and pride in your accomplishments.