My nine-year old son has been training for several years in Tukong Moosul, and I wanted to promote this business as a terrific place for kids to learn and exercise. Specific skills that I have seen improve for my son include balance, strength, and endurance. Additionally, there is a mental toughness instilled that impresses me. In addition to this, the teachers that he has had are all "good with kids", especially Master Ali Brown. Master Ali is young and personable, and the kids always respond well to him. In fact, we switched to the headquarters school a couple of years ago in order to follow Master Ali.
Grandmaster Wonik Yi (pictured at right) actually developed Tukong Moosul for the South Korean Special Forces in the late 70's, and he runs the school where my son trains today. He has some incredibly stout credentials, having been raised in Dae-Yeon temple from age five, where he learned traditional martial arts. Master Yi also helped to choreograph the fight scenes for the movie "Sin City" and he established The Fighting Stunts Association and The Action Film Institute a couple of years ago. He also holds a Doctorate degree in education.
My son has a "junior black belt" now, and it is great to see the self-esteem that they work to develop with the children. At this point, he and the other black belts are allowed to help run certain parts of the class. It is great to see a different side of my son emerge as he encourages other kids in their training.
If you have any questions about our experiences, please feel free to call me directly at 512-796-7653 (cell). The fees are very reasonable and the results are awesome. For a fun, affordable, and educational experience, you cannot go wrong with these guys.
They recently opened a new 11,000 square foot headquarters school, which is located at 10435 Burnet Road in north Austin. You can visit their website at http://www.masteryi.com/. They also run several other area schools.