Most of us don’t give much thought to something once it has been discarded in a trash can. So where does all that you “throw away” end up? Most of it goes to the landfill, but sadly not all of it. While some people have no issue littering, many people do make an effort to keep our environment clean. However, garbage does find its way into nature, and eventually our oceans. Plastic is the most pervasive due to its slow biodegradability. Although some plastics have been found to biodegrade quickly through photodegradation, resulting in the release of toxic chemicals into the water.
These are my amazing and inspirational parents, in between them is Grandmaster John Pellegrini. He is our Tae Kwon Do and Combat Hapkido Grandmaster and the founder of the ICHF. (International Combat Hapkido Federation) They were both recently presented with major achievements; my dad, a Lifetime Achievement Award and his 8th degree in Combat Hapkido and Tae Kwon Do, and my mom her 1st degree in Combat Hapkido. My mom is also a 3rd degree black belt in Tae Kwon Do. This was a well earned recognition for the both of them, only achieved through many years of perseverance, commitment, and dedication. Continue Reading
…put some mileage on it! My dad, a lifelong martial artist recently promoted to Grandmaster, always tells the students at our martial arts school this. I can proudly say we are a martial arts family. My dad has always instilled old school values in us and does the same with the students.
What inspires you? Sometimes that is an easy question to answer, and other times not so much. Inspiration comes to us at any time, moment or place. Often not even asking to be inspired, rather it is just dropped on us like a summer rain storm- unexpected, yet very welcome.