Student Spotlight – Grey Hallock

Grey Hallock is a 25 year-old Traditional Tae Kwon Do practitioner in our community at Asheville Sun Soo Tae Kwon Do.  An on-the-go-breaking-news producer for local TV station, WLOS, Grey is a high-energy professional.  Grey brings that same high-energy to class where he is a dedicated student and an enthusiastic partner for all.  Though only a green belt at this point in his practice, Grey is quickly establishing excellent fundamentals while contributing greatly to the level of energy and engagement in the room at every class he attends.   Grey is an excellent example of a working adult professional. He uses his martial arts practice to enhance his level of professionalism, focus, and efficiency at work while simultaneously discharging the accumulated stress from the day.  We are honored to have Grey as part of our Asheville Sun Soo practice and part of our Asheville Sun Soo family.

Grey Hallock AdultHow old are you?

What is your rank?
Green Belt

What is your occupation?
News Producer at WLOS

Why do you practice?
Before Tae Kwon Do, I was working out and running but I wasn’t becoming more flexible or learning anything while improving my fitness. I started Tae Kwon Do because I wanted to learn a skill while getting a great work out. Now I continue because it’s helping me a lot with my focus. My job as a news producer is really demanding and often I don’t have much time to react to a change of plan – if we a get a breaking story I need to be able drop whatever I’ve been working on and switch gears. Tae Kwon Do is helping me learn to do to this quickly and effectively.

How long have you been practicing?
Almost a year.

What do you enjoy most about your practice so far?
My improved ability to focus in all aspects. I also enjoy feeling accomplished!

What are some of your other hobbies, activities, or interests?
Snowboarding, wakeboarding, soccer, hiking, and reading – my favorites are science fiction and history.

What is something people at Asheville Sun Soo probably don’t know about you?
Over the past 6 years I’ve lived in several different cities in Alabama, North Carolina, Georgia, and several cities before that, mostly moving around for work. I think Asheville is a really cool city and I’d love to stick around long enough to earn my 1st degree black belt.

What is your favorite Asheville Sun Soo Tae Kwon Do moment?
The first time I took a class and felt like I understood how the moves worked – like this wasn’t impossible for me, I could actually do it and it was accessible.