I would like to put my two cents worth in (re: Buyer beware when it comes to martial arts Letters to the Editor Sept. 14). I have to disagree on a few counts. My son, daughter, and myself have been practicing Tae Kwon Do for about two years now and we all are better off for it.
My son started when he was three years old and he has made leaps and bounds in focus, discipline, goal setting, and physical activity to list a couple of areas. My daughter loves the friends that she has made and has a great deal of respect for our teacher.
As for myself , I would change only one thing , I wish that Jason had come to our area years ago so we could have started this way of life a long time ago.
I am not an irresponsible parent, I just encourage my children to grow in a positive way that will boost self confidence throughout life.
I also practiced another martial art (which you say does not exist) when I was younger, and I wish I had kept it up.
In conclusion , I would like to suggest that if you believe that young people under the age of six should not pursue martial arts, come to Trail Martial Arts and see my son recite pattern meanings and practice 19 and 21 movement patterns with focus and enjoyment. Thank you for your time and I hope this has enlightened some people.