Jessica Stober's 5k and Rainwater Barrel Auction is coming up on April 23rd at the Wake Med Soccer Park. The Mayor of Cary, Harold Weinbrecht will be attending the race as well as runners from all across the Triangle, the state and beyond. If you are not up for running, come out and support the World Wildlife Federation by bidding on beautiful rain barrels painted by area children, artists, and citizens that would look lovely gracing your garden and also serving an important
We are so proud of Jessica Stober. She has been a student of ours for so many years now, and she has outdone herself this time. Jessica is organizing her "Run For Wildlife" 5k and Rainwater Barrel Auction to benefit the World Wildlife Federation this April. This will actually be her 2nd Annual event. Mayor Harold Weinbrecht could not make it out last year, but will be making an appearance this year at the race/auction on April 23rd, 2011! The event will be held at Wake Med So
The students of Johnson's TaeKwonDo & Leadership Academy have finished wrapping the presents from our Angel Tree Collection. As an academy, we sponsored 2 families in need. Over all, there were 46 ornaments on the academy tree each representing a single gift. We went above and beyond the minimum and collected 71 gifts for the 2 families. Great Job Team! We would like to give a special thanks to the Snively family for helping to organize this project. #leadership #CommunitySer
The Pollaci Family has always been a strong supporter of what Johnson's TaeKwonDo & Leadership Academy is about-Physical Fitness, Self-Defense, the spirit of community and our endangered societal values. The Pollaci's are a giving family and are actively involved in their church and respective schools. Being members of our Martial Arts school and participating in our leadership projects serves as an extension of the work that they have already been doing for others around the
There are some obvious benefits that young and old alike garner from studying the martial arts. The first one is in the exercise involved. Exercise, if it’s tailored for the age and ability of the participant, is good for the body, the mind, and, yes, often good for the spirit too.
A not-so-obvious benefit of studying the martial arts is the often unspoken requirement to “be present” in the practice. “When you’re dealing with kicks, punches, and arm-bars,” says veteran mar
Johnson's TaeKwonDo & Leadership Academy and its affiliates made their Regional Championships here in the Triangle a huge success. Students from Apex, Morrisville, Raleigh, Jacksonville, Sanford, Chesapeake, and Northern Virginia came to compete in the tournament. As a show of community service, every student was challenged to bring in 2 cans of food for the Interfaith Mission in Cary, North Carolina. This is what we call taking it out of the Dojo and into the world. The resu
In response to the growing Childhood Diabetes epidemic, the staff at Johnson's TaeKwonDo & Leadership Academy challenged their karate students in Cary to step up in the name of Diabetes prevention by developing presentations that could be used to educate children on the disease. Black Belt student, Renuka accepted the challenge and developed a very nice Powerpoint presentation. Her goal is to teach 1,000 people about the disease so that they can be better informed. Willow and
Our black belt student, Stephanie Lamm has some wonderful insight that we could all learn from. I am pleased to include her black belt essay in our blog. Enjoy!
My Experience With Appalachian Service Project
Over the summer I participated in a powerful organization that changed my life. ASP, or Appalachian Service Project, takes work teams of teenagers and adults to help make living conditions in Appalachia safer. I spent the majority of the year prepari
Black Belt Essay Community Service Eric Meehan This summer I volunteered for 150 hours at Duke Hospital in Durham. During this time, I worked at various information desks and helped escort patients to their clinics inside the hospital. Because of it’s size, many of these patients were overwhelmed and upset. Having an escort, however, helped calm them down and made them feel more comfortable in the hospital. This job taught me a lot about working with the public. The majority
My name is Renuka Dabli. I am 9 years old. I am in 4th grade, and a student of Johnson’s Taekwondo. As part of my Black Belt Project Last Year I conducted a leadership project to educate people on how to prevent diabetes. I chose this topic because my dad has diabetes a,nd I am seeing very closely how tough life becomes when one has diabetes. Diabetes is a disease in which a person gets high blood sugar. There are 2 types of diabetes, type 1 and type 2. Diabetes can seriously