The Ethics of Tae Kwon Do

Martial arts can work wonders with inner-city middle-schoolers, says Freddie Magee, principal at Fair Plain Middle School, even raising their grades By Scott Aiken H-P Staff Writer BENTON HARBOR — Early on a weekday morning, students at Fair Plain Middle School head into the gym, drop their backpacks along the bleachers, then sit on the […]

Tae Kwon Do Program Builds Youth Integrity

November 4th, 1999 Herald Palladium “Tae Kwon Do is a very militaristic system. Basically, you can take a child and break them down, teach them things that you would not normally be able to teach them,” Smith told the Benton Harbor City Commission this week. “It’s something I know that’s worked here in the city […]

Minding Their Manners

Tae kwon do students learn the fine art of dining etiquette By Mark Fontecchio H-P Correspondent BENTON HARBOR — James Hyde stirred his coffee as quietly as he could Saturday. Still, it was too loud for his martial arts teacher, Grandmaster Al Smith. “I can hear you, James,” Smith said smiling. “I know,” Hyde said. […]