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Exceptional Learners Acquire New Skill
Friday, November 30, 2018
Thanks to Master Torres, Exceptional Learners at the F. Donald Myers Education Center now have a new experience under their belt. The instructor and owner of Torres Ultimate Fitness in Malta, Master Torres is a fifth-degree black belt in the martial art of taekwondo. He donated his time and skills on November 28 and 30 to give ELD students an opportunity to experience something new and exercise while having fun.
The room of 30 students and staff had his full attention as Master Torres demonstrated the fundamental techniques of taekwondo: kicks, blocks, punches, and strikes. They learned basic commands, stances and a little bit of Korean language too.
Taekwondo focuses on discipline, etiquette, justice, respect, and self-confidence. It also highlights development of personal success and leadership skills.
Many students said they hope to do taekwondo again soon.