3rd Dan Instructor Jennifer Erickson and her younger brother both wanted to study a martial art as teenagers; her parents decided that they could only afford to let one child train. They choose her brother. Since no sister can stand for her brother to have something she does not, she vowed to study a martial art someday.
She took an excellent Aikido class in college, but felt a burning desire to kick and punch. Overcoming her fear of running and pushups, she took Three Day Basics at Hwa Rang Kwan in 1998 and has been addicted ever since. She is an elementary teacher by day, and enjoys teaching Beginning Taekwondo students at night. While she has yet to make peace with running and pushups, she continues to feed her addiction to kicking and punching several times a week.
Her brother now prefers swing dancing.