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Martial Arts or Master Chef?
It could truly be said that the seeds of the John Ward School were planted by his 5 year old son, Adam, some 20 years ago.
Adam came home from school one afternoon and asked if he could join "Cook School One". Thinking it was some kind of Junior Masterchef course at school, KJN John said, "Yes of course", secretly hoping he was in for some culinary treats!
At the time John was working away a lot of the time, so he was very surprised when he came back on Friday nIght to find Adam proudly wearing a BLACK uniform!
"You can't cook in that!"
Of course it was then quickly explained that Cook School One was actually Kuk Sool Won, a Korean martial arts school. Therefore, John's hopes for treats were dashed...but he did get comething much better...eventually!
As John was away so much he saw very little of his son's martial arts, except when being used as a "willing partner" at weekends. Eventually, he went along to Adam's first grading test and there he was interested to see that there were some students even older than he was! Shortly after this Adam won two tickets to see a demonstration of Kuk Sool Won which was taking place after one of their tournaments. John found himself inspired by this and shortly afterwards, he signed up!
TO BE CONTINUED...