Taekwondo Pioneers: Haeng Ung Lee

October 5, 2010, was the tenth anniversary of the passing of Haeng Ung Lee (1936-2000), founder of the American Taekwondo Association. In keeping with the Korean tradition of gije (annual memorial for family members who have passed on), we take time to remember an extraordinary man with an extraordinary vision. Lee grew up amid the […]

Face-to-face With IFBB Pro Brodybuilder Jeramy Freeman

At distance, Jeramy Freeman could pass for some sort of military experiment gone horribly wrong; a twisted merger of iron and muscle engineered for the sole purpose of ushering extreme human pain. At 6’1″ his three-hundred pound plus frame has the appearance of perfectly carved oak – every line in perfect symmetrical balance with the […]

Bentwinds Golf Course Community Review – Fuquay-Varina, North Carolina

The Bentwinds Community is one of two golf course neighborhoods in Fuquay-Varina. Bentwinds residents enjoy the privacy afforded by the large lots with mature trees. A variety of home styles are represented in Bentwinds, appealing to every taste. Construction began in 1978 with homes built as recently as 2007. Home sizes range from 2600 to […]

Scuba Diving or Snorkeling – What’s Right for You?

Let’s look at the basic differences between scuba diving and snorkeling so you can make the best informed decision about which to choose. There are differences in physical fitness ability, training, and equipment, as well as psychological implications you should consider when making a choice. Beginning with your purpose, is this a recreational activity to […]

Childhood Obesity: Physical Effects

Obesity can be a problem as early as kindergarten for some children. Children who suffer from obesity will most likely endure a lifelong struggle with physical and emotional consequences. Physical effects of obesity in children include difficulty keeping up with physical activities, problems sleeping, and trouble with breathing. Not only are obese children more often […]

Training For Your First Bodybuilding Competition at Any Age

Competing in a bodybuilding competition is an exciting, exhilarating and fulfilling experience. It takes determination, dedication and just plain hard work. And, unless you plan on becoming a professional, all you can hope for from all of your effort is a trophy. Ah, but what a trophy! When you stand on stage, holding a rigid […]

Book Review of Soccernomics by Simon Kuper

Soccer is called “the beautiful game” due to its simplicity and popularity; unlike ice hockey or baseball, it can be played on a patch of dirt with nothing more than a bundle of rags. Yet soccer, like any other human activity, reflects more about the people playing the game than a mere scorecard or trophy. […]

Excellence in Sports: Training the Brain

Basketball players and coachers use to say that you cannot teach talent. Either you have it or you don’t. This is true, yet many talented players fail to fulfil their potential. Talented players who are getting lost in the game are not an uncommon sight. In order to fulfil their potential, players need additional highly […]