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National TaeKwon-Do formerly Kansas TaeKwon-Do
Imagine the Possibilities
9524 Eby St.
Overland Park, KS 66212
Instructor: Suzan Crochet
VII Degree Black Belt
(816) 506-4246

Testimonials


We ask some of our students the following questions. Following are some of their responses.
Why did you join Taekwon-Do?
Why do you keep coming to TaeKwon-Do?
What has TaeKwon-Do done for your life?
How does it apply to daily life?

What do you enjoy about TaeKwon-Do?

Why did you join Taekwon-Do?

"Carter is getting to the age where I am no longer the greatest thing ever. As he learns and grows, he is starting to question what I tell him and at times challenge my authority. I want to have a positive activity that we can do together. I really like TKD because it encourages me to respect him as much as I ask him to respect me."
Lisa, parent and student, age 36, Assistant professor KU MED

"Initially for self-defense but this has changed more into a philosophy of life and a better understanding of one's own body and capabilities."
Matthew, parent and student, age 30, Computer Consultant

"I initially joined with a group of friends; we all wanted a fun activity to do together. I also joined because I have struggled with a weight problem most of my life and wanted a fun easy way to incorporate exercise into my weekly routine."
Anne, age 28, Attorney

"To be able to defend myself. I enjoy being able to have fun but also being able to do things some kids my age can't."
Mitchell, age 12

"To see what it is like. I like it all."
Matthew, age 7

"As parents we wanted him to learn self control; he talked constantly, also wanted him to have self confidence."
Karen, parent, HyVee employee

"I thought it was interesting. A friend told me it was fun."
Cameron, age 7

"He has been wanting to for some time and his counselor thought it would be a great idea for him... I like the discipline, respect, and structure of the class."
Leslie, parent, Home Day Care Provider

"I joined TaeKwon-Do because it sounded like fun... Because I get to learn how to defend myself."
Haley, age 8

"Physical fitness, self-defense, meet people, continue martial arts training."
Jerry, age 47, Optometrist

"Originally, when I was in high school, it was to learn to defend myself. Then as I was older it was more to get into shape."
Christopher, age 40, Office manager

"We were looking for an individualized fitness and strengthening activity for my daughter. She chose TaeKwon-Do so we observed a class. She begged me to enroll her in the next session."
Kelli, parent, Analyst

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Why do you keep coming to TaeKwon-Do?

" I started coming because it is more fun than sitting and watching. I think interactions with instructors and other students will keep me coming."
Lisa, parent and student, age 36, Assistant Professor, KU Med.

"I enjoy the camaraderie, the physical fitness aspects of the art and helping others to realize their potential."
Jerry, age 47, Optometrist

"Honestly it is because we have an instructor who knows how to teach and at the same time make it fun and realistic all at once."
Matthew, parent and student, age 30, Computer Consultant

"We are a family, I enjoy spending time with the class and I always feel welcome."
Anne, age 28, Attorney

"I keep coming to learn."
Mitchell, age 12

"I want to go."
Matthew, age 7

"We stay with National TKD for the quality instruction, mentoring, and fun atmosphere for kids."
Lori, parent

"Definitely the people. His instructor, Miss Crochet, is the best as far as we're concerned; and watching everyone pull together so someone else can succeed at a testing is priceless."
Karen, parent, HyVee employee

"Because I like it."
Cameron, age 7

"My child loves it and I love what it is doing for him."
Leslie, parent, Home Day Care Provider

"Because I enjoy it."
Haley, age 8

"There is constantly something new to learn. It's also great to meet up with my friends and make new ones as they join class."
Christopher, age 40, Office Manager

"TaeKwon-Do class is fun. Haley considers her classmates and instructors her friends and looks forward to each and every class. She says she will promote to black belt some day and I have not doubt that she is right. I thought she might burst when she broke her first board!"
Kelli, parent, Analyst

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What has TaeKwon-Do done for your life? How does it apply to daily life?

"I really like how you encourage respect and for the kids to look instructors in the eye. Carter is somewhat shy and TKD seems to have helped his confidence... I notice Carter using the stretches before his other sports. I see him respecting adults in other settings."
Lisa, parent, Assistant Professor, KU Med.

"I've come to a realization that most things in life can be overcome." "It helps me keep focused on my patients' needs."
Jerry, age 47, Optometrist

"Breathe when I do physical activity... Do we ever not apply TKD in everyday life? I mean TKD is a way of life considering how one is taught in class rubs off on their personality and eventually the student becomes a younger mold of that of the instructor like parent to child."
Matthew, student and parent, age 30, Computer Consultant

"TKD has taught me that although no one is perfect, everyone has their own strengths and they need to be reminded of those strengths every once in a while. In my everyday life, I try to be a positive person and remind others of their strengths."
Anne, age 28, attorney

"It has increased my calmness and trained me to become physically stronger....I use what I have learned to help play my trumpet, to be able to be a stronger player physically."
Mitchell, age 12

"Learn about patterns... Pay attention everywhere you go."
Matthew, age 7

"It allows us to learn to channel energy into positive activities. I see my son beginning to understand the benefits of persistence and hard work... We work on applying the tenets as character traits. Working through challenging tasks without giving up and setting goals for the next challenge."
Lori, parent

"He has self confidence to try new things. The opportunity to meet and train with all different people. To work on his leadership skills by teaching others and his patience level."
Karen, parent, Hy-Vee employee

"Makes it more fun. Makes me feel a little stronger."
Cameron

"It has made my son realize that there are things outside of school and home that have requirements based on behavior and attitude. He has used his manners a great deal more."
Leslie, parent, Home Day Care Provider

"It has made me feel safer than usual."
Haley, age 8

"It has allowed me to believe in myself. Because of National TaeKwon-Do I have been able to participate in International competition. Something that I would never have thought that I could have done before."
Christopher, age 41

"Self-confidence has never been an issue but Haley's has received a boost. She enjoys the discipline, the values taught in the tenets of TaeKwon-Do, and the friendships she has gained." "The tenets taught in TaeKwon-Do include perservance and indomitable spirit. Haley has learned and accomplished a lot in spite of physical challenges. Her determination and patient caring coaching made that possible."
Kelli, parent, Analyst

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What do you enjoy about TaeKwon-Do?

"Learning about martial arts in general and TKD in particular. Helping others realize their potential as a martial artist and as a person."
Jerry, age 47, Optometrist

"I enjoy the supportive atmosphere for learning new skills and challenging myself."
Lisa, parent and student, age 36, Assistant Professor, KU Med

"Free sparring"
Matthew, parent and student, age 30, Computer Consultant

"I enjoy the camaraderie of the class and the challenge of always trying to be a little bit better than before."
Anne, student, age 28, Attorney

"I like it all."
Matthew, age 7

"Watching him face new challenges and succeed, and watching the comradeship between the children and adults."
Karen, parent, Hyvee

"I like when we work on attacking, blocking, and break aways."
Cameron, age 7

"We signed him up to see if he had any interest in martial arts. We started in SuperKids, and he was hooked."
Lori, parent

"The discipline, respect and structure of the class."
Leslie, parent, Home Day Care Provider

"Because I get to learn how to defend myself."
Haley, age 8

"The camaraderie and working out with new and younger students and watching them progress."
Christopher, age 40, Office Manager

"It's just plain fun! My daughter also takes a lot of pride in all she has learned and accomplished in TaeKwon-Do."
Kelli, parent, Analyst

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