Tae Kwon Do Instructor, Filipino American
Click here to read the research essay, “Filipino Woman in Tae Kwon Do”, by Stephanie Hon
Click on the links below to hear
audio segments from an October 2004 interview by Stephanie Hon
with her former tae kwon do instructor, Net Dancel,
a Filipino American woman proud to have mastered the Korean art of Tae Kwon Do.
These two pictures are of Net Dancel and her best friend; two powerful women role models.
Where were you born?
…A Filipino American born right here in the United States… click here to hear more…
… Being a Filipino American child in an American society is not easy... click here to see why…
… What was her motivation to take marital arts? click here to see why… Someone very close to her introduced her to this amazing art… click here to hear more about who this person is and why she was such a great influence…
…A Filipino American woman mastered the Korean art of Tae Kwon Do… Why did she choose to practice a Korean art rather than her own Filipino Art? … click here to see why…
…Facing discrimination as a Filipino American growing up can be difficult… hear more about the hardships by clicking here…
…As if being a woman in a martial art were not hard enough, hear about the discrimination she faced being a Filipino American in a Korean Martial art… click here…
…Tae Kwon Do changed her life forever. She breaths, sleeps and even dreams about tae kwon do everyday. Tae kwon do taught her more than just self-defense, it taught her everyday discipline, to work hard, not to give up, how to set achievable goals, etc. …click here to hear more…
…Not so much advantages, but pride. She has earned a lot of pride in being a successful woman that has mastered a male dominant sport… click here to hear more…
…As a Filipino American,
going back to the
…After facing the hardships of being a Filipino American in a Korean martial art, let alone a woman in a masculine sport, hear about how this woman feels about being a successful Filipino black belt in our American society… click here…
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last revised: 1-21-05
by Eric Brenner, Skyline College, San Bruno, CA
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