M.A.S. Taekwondo has had more of an effect on me than my family had expected. I had originally joined because I was bullied, teased, and attacked physically and verbally. I joined the club as a nervous, shy boy, yet today I am a proud fighter and representative of the club. However, the journey wasn’t that simple; it took time. Without the support of the Fernandez family and my own family, I would never have accomplished my goals in life. M.A.S. has made me a confident person and I have made many friends. This club is my second home and is a place where I feel wanted. I am so thankful for knowing everyone here and I am especially thankful for coach, Terrence, for believing in me and believing that I could achieve what I had set out to achieve.
Thank you once again for everything. I am glad and proud to be apart of such an amazing family.