Our adult student spotlight this week is Simeon Kuic. Simeon is a warm, friendly presence at our school. He brings the same attention to detail to his Tae Kwon Do practice that he uses as a chiropractic physician to treat patients. We admire that Simeon has kept up his practice even while going through major life events such as moving his business to a new space and having a baby! Go Simeon and thanks for being a part of our school.
Name: Simeon Kuic
Occupation and Where you work/go to school: Chiropractor at “Downtown Chiropractic” and Professor at South College
Why you practice: I joined after seeing several demonstrations at public events. Every time I was impressed with how happy and alive the group was…and the feeling as contagious!
How long you’ve been practicing: Close to three years now
What you enjoy most about your practice so far: I love how Tae Kwon Do (and this group in particular) is so integrating. Sure it’s a physical work out…but it is so, so, so much more. Health is my profession, and I strive to teach my patients the importance of integrating the physical, mental, emotional, social (and spiritual) aspects of ourselves. It is the only way that true health happens. This place embodies that process.
Other hobbies/interests: Music, hydroponic vegetable and herb gardening.
Something people at Tae Kwon Do probably don’t know about you: I have five sisters and they all took ballet growing up (but not me). One year our ENTIRE family of eight was cast in the Columbia City Ballet production of “The Nutcracker.”
Favorite Tae Kwon Do moment: It happens about every testing. It’s usually when a kid is trying to break a board. They’ve made several attempts, their foot or hand is hurting, tears are welling in their eyes, they want to give up but hundreds of people are there watching. Then Master Morris calls them over. He looks them in the eyes and whispers something in their ear. Then they walk up to the board and break it and the crowd goes wild! That kind of energy is priceless.
Our adult student spotlight this week is on Season Jacques. Season is a fun and hardworking mother of three. She practices Tae Kwon Do with her husband and her oldest daughter. We love having Season in classes here because she gets along with all types of people and makes new folks feel at home. Additionally, her personal practice is rigorous and her movements are powerful. Thank you to Season for being a friend and inspiration here at Sun Soo!
Name: Season Jacques
Occupation: On call nurse at Carepartner’s hospice
Why you practice: Tae Kwon Do is a great workout and a wonderful activity that I share with my family
How long you’ve been practicing: 15 months
What you enjoy most about your practice so far: The camaderie with my Sun Soo “family,” the positivity the DoJang encompasses, watching all of the practitioners go beyond their potential, how helpful everyone is. Oh, and losing 35 lbs in the first 6 months!
Other hobbies/interests: Homeschooling, spending time with my family, gardening, tending our “zoo,” meeting new people, and camping
Something people at Tae Kwon Do probably don’t know about you: When I was 15, my parents bought a school bus and converted it into a “house” where we lived for 9 months.
Favorite Tae Kwon Do moment: My daughter doing her first board break with a flying sidekick, sparring with my husband, and never knowing when a crazy gorilla may attack!
March 12. 2014 –
Our junior student spotlight this week is on Logan Carroll. Logan is a great role model for younger kids. He treats everyone with the utmost respect, practices diligently, and he is a great big brother to two little sisters. Logan always brings a smile and as a student he is flexible and reliable at the same time! We are proud to have Logan as a student here at Sun Soo!
Name: Jacob Logan Carroll
Rank: Blue belt
Where you go to school: I’m homeschooled
Why you practice: To build self control, to learn how to defend myself, and to do something fun.
How long you’ve been practicing: About 2 years
What you enjoy most about your practice so far: That I get to teach myself and other people how to be better martial artists
Other hobbies/interests: I love playing football and guitar
Something people at Tae Kwon Do probably don’t know about you: I’m extremely organized!
Favorite Tae Kwon Do moment: When Mr. Dickinson handed me my white belt
Editor’s note: Logan EARNED his white belt during his introductory session!