Amanda Olson teaching martial arts

Be Better Than Me – My Martial Arts Training

As a young Taekwondo student, I remember as a blue belt training in class with my friends after school each day. I was in the 6th grade and absolutely loved going to Taekwondo class almost every afternoon after school.  My instructor always trained us hard.  Making us do push-ups, run jump kicks, self-defense, stretching and […]
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Life Lessons from a Master Martial Artist

Diversity and Leadership Training I grew up in a small town in Florida that was sandwiched in between two US Air Force Bases.  There were people coming and going from all over the world.  Also, being a tourist area on the beaches people from all over came to visit.  Living in a community with a […]
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Amanda Olson

Martial Arts Helps With Motivation

Life Lessons from a Karate Master    Martial Arts Lesson #1 Recently, I performed a 100-board break to raise money for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital at a Karate tournament.  It was one of the hardest things I have physically endured in Martial Arts!  I’ve broken many boards in my 40 years of Taekwondo training; some […]
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