Master Evans Taekwondo

, Posted: Fri, April 20 2012 at 10:05 AM, Updated: Fri, April 20 2012 at 10:22 AM

  These girls may have a sweet smile...but don't trust it...because their kick will most definitely sting.   "I like to fight...I like to hurtting people..i like to see them leaving the ring crying."  I would cry if i got caught with a kick from one of these 15 year old Alexa Lowe who is a black belt in taekwondo, with medals from the junior olympics and lofty goals. " I want to go to Stanford on a scholarship then compete in the olympics...12 year old Jaycee Lowe, and 13 year old Teighlor Traister are still  on the road to a black belt, but that doesn't mean their goals stop their.  "I want to go to Stanford and study to become a surgeon and while competing on the usa taekwondo team" Jaycee Lowe says  "I want to win a gold medal at the junior olympics." What does it take to reach these goals? Strength, speed and technique are important but mental strength trumps all. Alexa says  "it's not about knowing you can win, it's about thinking that you can and that will help you do your best and if you will"  The training helps prepare them for the 2 on 1 sparring sessions.
     Master Evans wants to make sure that they learn to hold nothing back, he says "that's what we do..if were going to fight, were not going to intentionally break the rules, but were going to use the rules to hurt our opponents."  When it comes to the outside competition, these fighters stick together.  Training is intense for the next Junior Olympics games in may, where you can bet  the opponents there, will know all about this small group from Medford.

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