August 9, 2016

When I first when I first heard the idea, I thought it wasn’t going to be hard to just simply shut my mouth for one day. I proceeded to do so and realized that what I had expected was nothing like what I had experienced. Staying mute for one entire day, I realized, was a challenging task which took...

April 22, 2016

Francesca Digiovanni is preparing for her black belt test in TaekwonDo at Johnson's Martial Arts in Cary!


Francesca has a love for animals and decided to raise money for Saving Grace Pet Adoption.


Her goal is to raise $300, choosing this amount because $300 is what it takes to pay for the adoption o...

April 22, 2016

Devin Paulus and his stepdad, Joe Tripp volunteered at the Special Olympics as part of their black belt project at Tiger Rock Martial Arts in Cary. This is what 11 year old, Devin had to say about their experience at the tournament.

The volleyball Special Olympics were held this year in N.C. State. G...

April 21, 2016


n Goldberg, 12 year old and red belt student at Johnson's Tiger Rock Martial Arts in Cary started her Nutrition Initiative a few months back called Veggies Go Crunch. Her work is pretty, well, impressive! As a pre-teen, Kaynan is hoping to influence other young people to live healthier lives.Sh...

March 24, 2016

“Dojo” means “school” in Japanese --and while every country has it’s own name for school (it’s a different word in Korean, Chinese, ect.), the important part of this statement is that your life is your school. Should you ever decide to take martial arts lessons, of any kind, I hope that you would be...

September 30, 2010

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


September 29, 2010


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...

August 17, 2010

10 Tenets that relate to free sparring

by 9 year old Johnson's Student- Swaycha Goli


Free sparring shows honor by students following the rules even though it is free sparring. It also shows honor with being easy on people and not trying to hurt people. In free sparring honor is also in your tech...

August 11, 2010


A 9 year old student at Johnson's chose to incorporate "setting and achieving a personal vicory" as part of his belt test. He talks about how three of the tenets of TaeKwonDo helped him to achieve his goals in swimming.

August 7, 2010

Taekwondo Essay on the martial arts journey by Rishi Sundaresan


                Everyone has a goal in his/her life, and they have a process to achieve it. The process can take days, weeks, months, years, or decades. If one wants to do well on a test in a few days, the process will take a few days....

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