"You are the master of your body, mind and spirit," Grandmaster Richard Parris
Grandmaster Parris breaks boards with a jump turn kick.
Becoming a black belt is a great lifetime achievement, but the bigger challenge for most of us is to begin training and to stick with it over the years. GM Parris runs Rising Sun Taekwon-Do in Toronto, Canada, where he offers martial arts classes that educate and motivate. And he's committed to maintaining high, traditional standards in Taekwon-Do.
Parris is a world champion in sparring and a world-class instructor who trained with the men who founded TKD in the 1960s. He's a four-time North American champion in various styles of Taekwon-Do and has won more than 500 international and national trophies.
A typical class at Rising Sun involves warm-ups, calisthenics, fundamentals in hand and leg techniques, patterns, step sparring, self-defense with locks and take-downs, and, further down the road, sparring. Through regular and focused training, students build:
Rising Sun runs group classes for adults and children (aged four and up), as well as private classes for fitness and Taekwon-Do. One-hour classes take place:
The large gym is fully equipped with matted training area, weight room, change rooms, and showers for men and women.
Rising Sun Taekwon-Do is located at 1650 Dundas St. East, 2nd Floor, Mississauga (Toronto), Ontario, L4X 2Z3, CANADA.
GM Parris break seven boards with side kick (photo on pg. 9 of A Killing Art).