Kavin Wood is an 8 year old who has been training in martial arts at Johnson's Tiger Rock of Cary for several years. He began his TaeKwonDo journey as a Tiger Cub. Now, he is a Level 1 Instructor and assists with the Tiger Cub's Class a couple of times each week.
As part of his black belt test, Kavin was asked to perform a Service Project in his community. The young student decided to collect hats for young cancer patients. He placed a box at the Tiger Rock academy and col
Brown Bag Ministry by Maria Sulzen Brown Bag Ministry
By Maria Sulzen, 2011
For our Taekwondo testing, my siblings and I decided to do a leadership project. We thought of The Brown Bag Ministry, which is an organization that helps homeless people. First, we went just with our Dad. We bagged lunches and catered food. Then we asked a leader of Brown Bag if we could bring some members from our Taekwondo school to help, and they gave us a date at the end of May. As this date d
Michael Sulzen Testing for 3rd degree level 2 Black Belt Brown Bag Ministry Essay
When we heard of how Brown Bag Ministry was helping the homeless, we decided to get our TKD School involved in helping. Before our actual project, we decided to go to help Brown Bag Ministry for a day, so that we could have the experience of being there before our actual project so that we could be better prepared. We helped stuff the bags, and also helped distribute them.
After that, we sta
Food Bank Volunteer Project (Raleigh, NC – March 2011) Ryan Brandt On March 30, 2011, my mother and I volunteered at the local food bank in Raleigh, North Carolina. Prior to the date, I had thought that we would get there and the workers there would direct us to work emotionlessly and formally go through and inform us on how to do the work they had in mind. I had never volunteered for an organization like this before, so I had no idea what to expect. Fortunately for me, th
Michael, Maria, and Anna Sulzen set up this event known as the Brown Bag Ministry. When I arrived I actually felt really good about the amount of people I would be helping by giving them fresh food. As soon as I arrived there were people saying prayers. As the homeless people were listening to the prayers, a bunch of people including me started setting up the food. On the menu was chicken, potato salad, coleslaw, desserts, and the food I was serving was bread rolls. One by on
Tiger Rock Student, Leo Kalaparackal performed 100 Acts of Kindness as a Community Project this Training Cycle! The 10 year old from Cary wrote on 4 lined sheets of paper his 100 Acts of Kindness. Way to go Leo! What determination and a fine example of the Tiger Rock tenets of Courtesy and Perseverance! #leadership #CommunityService
At Johnson's, we teach the student to take the skills that they learn on the mat-you know the focus, the self-control, the discipline, the ability to tap into one's energy...their passion, and use them for things that they care about. Here is a direct link to the article on Ms. Jessica Stober- Black Belt. #news #CommunityService
One of our students, Jessica Stober, hosted a race and rainwater barrel auction this past weekend. This occasion marked the 2nd annual Run For Their Lives sponsored by the 17 year old. Mayor Weinbrecht was in attendance, and we had a chance to talk with him concerning our school and its involvement in the community. He was impressed that we give kids as young as 4 & 5 years old the oportunity to lead community projects for causes that they feel passionate about. It was nice t
Willow and River Sepinuck (who are both 5 years old I might add) came up to me a few months back and showed enthusiasm and interest in helping Renuka Dabli (9 year old) on her Diabetes Prevention Project. Needless to say, I do not get 5 year olds all the time who show interest in a project of this magnitude. It may be that Willow and River attend A.B. Combs-a Leadership Magnet School in Raleigh. It may be that they are just so darn thoughtful of others, and that they just wa
Last week we were shocked to hear that Tuscaloosa was hit so hard and just completely ravaged by tornadoes. In the spirit of Tiger Rock Martial Arts and its commitment to community, Tiger Rock Martial Arts International created a Disaster Relief Fund and asked its students to find ways to contribute. A 10 year old student, Siddhartha Das cleared out his piggy bank to provide assistance. Siddhartha has been training in Tiger Rock Martial Arts in Cary, North Carolina since the