American Kick Association – Martial Arts Online School

History

My Unconventional Path to Learning Taekwondo

I took my first Taekwondo class in college along with a SCUBA certification course and a class about how to appreciate jazz music. I was nearing the end of my degree and I was also considering a change of major. That semester at the University of Nebraska in Lincoln, I took classes that struck me […]

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One of our old physical locations.

The Less Than Ideal Martial Arts Space

We’ve always aspired to teach our classes in large, open spaces with plenty of leg room and head room, but alas, sometimes we’ve been stuffed into tiny quarters.  One particular martial arts school that we operated was always plagued with space issues. Indeed, the whole city seemed to have issues with space. It seemed as […]

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Kung Fu Class vs. Barnes and Noble

When Lydian was about 5 years old, we were living in Bird City, Kansas, teaching taekwondo, and commuting weekly up to Nederland, Colorado, a small community in the mountains. The drive from Nederland to Boulder, Colorado was only about 30 minutes so we took the opportunity to enroll in some classes. Lydian took gymnastics and […]

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The Crazy Bird People at Spring Hill Canyon

I’m not sure why, but a lot of in-your-face martial artists are a little bit crazy. I mean, the garden-variety martial artist is usually just as normal as any other person on the street, but crazy martial artists abound and because they tend to really showcase their “skills”, a lot of other people feel compelled […]

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