Zuri has been studying Tae Kwon Do for eight years and spent the last four months doing specialized training for the International Martial Arts Festival in Florida, which he competed in during the last weekend of October. Tae Kwon Do is a Korean martial art that improves strength, stamina, and develops both emotional and physical discipline. Zuri said the biggest takeaway from his experience was perseverance. “I learned that it doesn't matter if you win, lose, or get a medal, it matters if you keep pushing yourself to get better.” As a result of his perseverance, Zuri won three medals in Tae Kwon Do; Bronze in sparring, Silver in traditional forms, and Gold in open forms. If you see this scholar and athlete around, be sure to congratulate him on his hard work and achievements!