Today we celebrate and are extra grateful for the women who make a difference, we value their contribution in making the world a better place. Therefore we salute a few of our very own amazing and inspiring ITFSA super women, who have seen and helped many lives change, through this beautiful Martial Arts, we call Taekwon-Do. We would like to show our gratitude to all the women in the world!
Juche Taekwon-Do Chief Instructor Sabum-nim Bronwen Bradley, 4th Dan, said:
"Taekwon-Do is more than a martial art, it really is a way of life, especially when you have done it for almost 13 years. Our tenets of courtesy, integrity, perseverance, self control and indomitable spirit, are traits I try to follow and implement in my every day life. The inspirational individuals I have met, and continue to meet through Taekwon-Do are invaluable, and the friendships incomparable. Taekwon-Do is in my blood and part of who I am."
Bosabum-nim Cara Hislop 2nd Dan's favorite quote:
"The fears we don't face become our limits"
Bosabum-nim Michelle Rosa 1st Dan's favorite quote:
"Pain is the best instructor, but no one wants to go to class" – General Choi Hong Hi
Chief instructor at Bulpae Taekwon-Do Academy, Sabum-nim Michelle Rahl 5th Dan's favorite quote:
"Defeat is a state of mind, no one is ever defeated, until defeat has been excepted as a reality" by Bruce Lee
Representative for the ITF Women's committee, Sabum-nim Audrey Gorman, 4th Dan's favorite quote: "You may encounter many defeats, but you must not be defeated. In fact, it may be necessary to encounter the defeats, so you can know who you are, what you can rise from, how you can still come out of it" by Maya Angelou
ITFSA Secretary General, ITFSA Umpire Director & ITFSA treasurer, Elements Chief Instructor Sabum-nim Julia Wright, 4th Dan,
" The women who I admire for their strength and grace did not get that way because things worked out, they got that way because things went wrong, and they handled it. They handled it in a thousand different ways in thousand different days, but they handled it. Those are my superheroes"
Bosabum-nim Leanne Prodehl, 1st Dan
"We stand on the shoulders of those who went before, so it's our responsibility to give a hand up to those who come after"
TFA & ITFSA Communications and Events Director, Bosabum-nim Faye Gorman's message to all women:
"Nothing is more impressive than a woman who is secure in the unique way God made her. Embrace your imperfections."
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