Kyo Sa Nim Jack Pretorius
Dan Number: 60444
Ever since I was in elementary school, I always had a drive to be strong and stand up for myself, both physically and socially. I started training with the World Tang Soo Do Association until I reached blue belt, at which point the Charleston studio closed down. Then, I found Mount Pleasant Karate and the International Tang Soo Do Association, run by Master Glenn, and have been training with him for over 10 years now. With Master Glenn’s teaching, I have gained more confidence and competence than I could’ve ever imagined. Once a shy, socially awkward kid, I’m now teaching my own classes at the studio and leading numerous after-school karate programs at elementary schools. I can envision teaching karate as a permanent career, and I love helping students better themselves, gain confidence, and become stronger and able to defend themselves, just as I always wished for when I was younger. It truly is a pleasure to have this opportunity, and I can’t be prouder of the students I teach.
I’m looking forward to continue improving myself as well, as I am soon to test for Sa Bom Nim (4th degree black belt)!