I want to take a minute to say how proud I am of all the athletes, coaches, parents and staff who are part of KAT Network. Last week we were operating at a high level in 4 different states (CO, NV, UT and FL) at the same time. The crazy part was that Master Katie Pottle and I were even able to spend some important holiday time with her family in the midst of everything going on. .
Master Samuel Douglas, Master Bethany Brook Melnick, Master Jacob Gallegos and Instructors Tadan Fĺíghţ Rose and Mahayla took care of classes while Master Kamil, Master Matt and SirGregory Salonis were taking care of business at Nationals.
I only trained most of these competitors sporadically, all I did was put the right instructors in the right places and try to support them as best as I could.
I think Lotus School for Excellence has really set a new standard for academic schools funding their Taekwondo teams as they do with the rest of their sports, and the results speak for themselves.
I am super proud of STORM TAEKWONDO CO for getting to such a high level so soon after taking over a full time dojang.
Besides the medals, it’s important to me that everyone conducts themselves as a martial artist should. Grandmaster JK Chung used to say “If you have bad discipline, I don’t care if you win the Oympics – I won’t even give you a yellow belt.” I am happy to have this fine group of people representing what our dojang stands for.