On April 3, 14 years ago, we opened the doors to our Taekwondo studio in Wellington. Mr. Lord had just returned from a year long deployment in Iraq, fighting for our country with the Army. After witnessing life-changing events in a combat zone, he decided life was too short to work at a job he didn’t love. He left his corporate career, our family’s security, and we took a leap of faith to follow our dream and open a Taekwondo studio. We opened our doors with a shoestring budget, zero members and a whole lot of drive. We stood on Forest Hill Boulevard in uniform and waved at passing cars to draw attention and bring in our first students. That’s how we gained our first 5 students, on day one….the start to our Allstar Family. We have worked hard as a family to grow our little studio into what it is today. It certainly hasn’t been easy; but, it sure has been rewarding! We love seeing the positive benefits Taekwondo offers people. We love seeing students become confident and empowered and that is why we do what we do. As we navigate through this challenging time, at the moment, we are reminded of our WHY and our why is YOU. We thank you, our Allstar Family, for your support for the past 14 years and for your continued support. We face challenges head on with grit and perseverance. We are here for you, our Allstar Family, and will continue to be here for you!