My name is Patrick Elizalde and, among other things, I am a tae kwon do instructor. I have been practicing for 16 years and teaching children through adults for the past 7. I am a Kukkiwon-certified black belt and have been nationally competitive in sparring.
About my philosophy: I believe care and empathy to be radical acts central to the way I try to live. tae kwon do, being a martial art, fits into this as a practice in physical fitness, mental discipline, and self-confidence. It is practical and graceful, a combination of strength and beauty. My goal is to help my students to realize both the strength they hold and their ability to bring beauty into the world.