Erika Avendano

  • Rank: 1st degree Black Belt 
  • Earned: October 2018
  • Started: July 2015 

I started Taekwondo when I was in Middle School. At that point, the only sports I practiced were soccer and volleyball but thought it was time for a change. Starting taekwondo was intimidating, as are most new things, but with time, I grew even more excited to go to practice and have fun with everyone in the class. Being around other kids my age and watching everyone try their best was great motivation.

As I got older, I realized that mastering Taekwondo requires passion, dedication, and perseverance. Seeing my improvement throughout the years has been a wonderful experience, and I know there is still so much more I can achieve. Taekwondo not only helped with my confidence but my moral development as well. I will always be proud of the time and effort I put into this amazing sport.

“Success doesn’t come from what you do occasionally. It comes from what you do consistently.”

Marie Forleo