Anyone who wants to enroll in taekwondo must embrace its five tenets: courtesy, integrity, perseverance, self-control and indomitable spirit.
These are the things that Fourth Degree Dan Blackbelt holder Alain Johnson teaches in Road Warriors Taekwondo, including to children in the 4-7 class.
He also provides warm ups, game play and team work to them.
“It’s to keep them moving, improve their reaction time and make them aware of their surroundings,” says Johnson.
The second class is for ages eight and up, and there is also an advanced class.
Johnson holds his classes in the junior high gym at Georges P. Vanier, on Tuesday and Thursday nights.
Two of his students went to Edmonton on Nov. 5. Wade Brulotte acquired his Second Degree Blackbelt and Shaylene Johnson acquired her Third Degree Blackbelt.
The next testing for Road Warriors Taekwondo will be helding Manning on Dec. 10. Many of Johnson’s students will attend the event.
Look for a photo and caption in the Dec. 21 edition of the Express.