Outstanding Achievement Sports
The outstanding community program continues to grow and invites all ages and family members to participate.
Master Louise Woodward is a 4th degree black belt and Master in Tae Kwon Do with 18 years of training and experience. It is clear from the amount of time she dedicates to Tai Kwon Do that it is a very big part of her life, something she shares passionately with her students.
Her courses, held several times per week in Lennoxville and Coaticook, are structured to be as fun as they are instructive. Master Woodward instils self-confidence while incorporating and promoting fitness, disci- pline and respect for oneself and others. Her ultimate goal is to introduce the art of Tai Kwon Do and guide students to master the associated tech- niques.
Highlights of her classes include: Korean vocabulary, laughter, practice, practice
and practice (leading to a “strip’’ which demonstrates a student’s successful grasp of a particular action), one-onone teaching, a friendly family atmosphere (with students of higher belt degrees helping the lower belts) and great structure and organization.
The highlight for every student is test day! After three months of practice and mastering techniques, students have the opportunity to “show their stuff’’ in front of a panel of black belts. At the end of the test, students are awarded a new higher coloured belt. In order for a student to test, they must have written permission from their parent(s) and schoolteacher attesting that they have earned the right as a result of abiding by the tenets of Tai Kwon Do.
Students who participate and are members of Vague Bleue Tai Kwon Do have an enormous amount of respect for Master Woodward. Her unique style has earned her a great reputation. Whether it is a much-needed hug to a young student or a stern voice to make a point, her actions always demonstrate respect and meaning. While her classes are an hour long, she is always there early and will stay late to provide extra help. She listens with intent, provides great support, and is a mentor and friend to all of her students.
Louise Woodward, recipient of the Sports Award, is seen here with her presentor, Matt Mc Brine, and Borough president, David Price.