My son absolutely loves sparring weeks at MAI North. It is by far his favorite week of the six week rotation. He has competed in sparring at several tournaments and has an assortment of trophies and medals to show for his hard work.
He would not have been as successful without the guidance of Instructor Dave. He has the patience of a saint. He takes the time to show his students the proper way to perform a task and coaches the students to become proficient and confident is what they are doing.
As an example, Dave was introducing point sparring to his students. It was a new concept to them. To allow his students the greatest change to learn, he organized a sparring clinic from 2-4 on a Saturday afternoon. I’m sure that he was surprised to see the attendance. He had about 20 students at this clinic! He could have just taught point sparring during regular class time. But, he didn’t feel that was enough. He took time from his personal life and opened MIA North on a Saturday afternoon. The students had a great time, learned a lot about a new concept, and also got the chance to put their new skills to use by sparring against each other.
MAI North goes above and beyond what is typically expected for a Tae Kwon Do school and that is why I think it is the best place for my son to train. And I’m so proud that Dave is their instructor.