Tae Kwon Do is a martial art with Korea as its soul of origin. It is a sport as well as an efficient system of self-defense. From its ancient beginnings it has evolved into a complete fitness program, which provides all those who practice the opportunity to achieve human excellence. I have practiced Tae Kwon Do for almost 30 years. I can truly say each individual is effected in their own unique way. It is apparent that at a time when family values are becoming more important to our society, that Tae Kwon Do nurtures these values with the development of true friendships and a compassion for one another. We must consider ourselves fortunate that we have the opportunity to be a part of a growing family of people concerned about their quality of life and doing something about it. May we all work hard to achieve our individual goals while helping each other in the process.