Hi again! I just wanted to update you guys (and girls) on how our Taekwondo training is coming along right now.After the summer, I lost some of my black belt students because they wanted to open their own school. They did train with me for about a year. Some of my other students followed them because they wanted to do more competition training. The problem is that I cant focus 100% on competition training in my schools because most of my students dont attend any tournaments anyway and has no interest to do so.This gave me a great opportunity to reorganize my training program and I went back to my taekwondo roots. This meant we are doing more traditional training (I know I dont like to use that word). So now we are doing more poomsae, self‑defense and have also added meditation training as part of the class. I am still thinking what to do with the one/three step sparring but it looks like we will be continuing it.We have now been doing it this way for the past 6 months and I can tell that the results are very good. Firstly, we broke new records with our children group. The last time I had so many children training with me was 10 years ago. So this tells me that we are headed in the right direction. Secondly, our adult training has been more surprising in a way that we have more adults who are 40 and older and it seems that they are happy with our way of training.Its quite funny how similar it is to what I was doing bac in the 90s. I just added more material and adopted new ideas but the system is still similar to what I did in the past. I have dropped the Hapkido program and I am focusing more on our Taekwondo training. I am planning to open a new group for Kaizendo Fitness later in the spring.I will be taking things slowly with regards to competition training. I prefer to work with my students in a way that they will have a strong foundation on all aspects of Taekwondo. And for those who want to focus solely on serious competition training, then I will recommend them to other schools. Yours, Markku P.