My name is Melissa, I'm a blue belt currently teaching English and studying Taekwondo in South Korea. I'm 32 and formerly of New Jersey. Before this, I taught English in Russia for two years, and when I left, all I could think was, "I should have studied Sambo while there." Not one to let an opportunity go by twice, I decided I would definitely study Taekwondo while in Korea. So far, it has been very enjoyable, and a great workout. To supplement it, I've even begun taking 17 mile and up bike rides on the weekends. I'm learning tons of terminology, and some great patterns that aren't even part of the WTF poomse. So glad I'm in training, and would love any advice about exercises to improve my flexibility and advice about breaking. Love this site, Cheers.