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John Wright - Collecting Towels & Blankets for Animals in Need and Breaking Boards to Raise Funds for Team PRIDE and the H.U. Lee Foundation

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Through my Taekwondo training I've learned how to defend myself, but as a Leadership student, I also received advanced lessons with traditional weapons. I never imagined that using something as simple as a Bo Staff could be so empowering! Although I hope I never have to defend myself against an attacker, I now have the confidence and ability to do so.
–Christina Morales, Brown Belt, 18 years old

Leadership Profiles

John Wright

Showing the Way as Father, Pastor, Black Belt, Community Leader

Parents looking for a fun, personal way to engage and communicate with their kids often find themselves putting on a dobok and learning martial arts right along with them. Sharing the experiences of mental and physical growth in the same classroom gives them a common vocabulary and framework for discussing their values and aspirations. Bonding with his son, Devin, was the initial motivation for Mr. John Wright's foray into Songahm Taekwondo, and the two have advanced considerably both in the martial arts (the two are currently 1st Degree Black Belts) and in their relationship. But as often happens when adults start training and realizing various benefits, Mr. Wright found himself motivated to use his well-developed leadership skills to help others learn traditional Taekwondo! Master Schreiber describes him as "a fantastic assistant instructor" and also commends the positive influence Mr. Wright has on his community as a pastor, father, volunteer, and respected leader.

Songahm Changes Lives – Team PRIDE Extends Its Reach

Team PRIDE tuition assistance students often dedicate themselves to Songahm Taekwondo with such enthusiasm and diligence that in time they become some of the school's best leaders. They work hard and practice Songahm life skills in their personal, professional, educational and social lives, extending positive influences into needful places far beyond the dojahng. It is our pleasure to highlight a few of Master Jordan Schreiber's most accomplished students, who repay the kindness of Team PRIDE assistance with achievement and honor in their lives, and with true leadership in their schools and communities.