My name is Andy and this is my, back to health, story. In the fall of 2018, I weighed 244 lbs. and after a hard look in the mirror and being tired of being unhealthy I decided to take the journey on the path to health and wellness. I stared in January 2019 and with the advice of Master Instructor Forrest Cunningham I completely reconstructed my diet from the ground up. Clean foods, high protein, low fats and next to no sugar outside of natural sugars found in some foods. In addition, I decided to go ahead and take the plunge and join the Dojang that my kids had been going to where I met Master Instructor Forrest Cunningham. I started Cunningham’s TaeKwonDo in April 2019 and had no idea what I was going to experience. I knew my kids could do it but I had no idea that at 51 years old I could still get in shape and learn new ideas and techniques about physical fitness and self-defense that I can keep for the rest of my life. There is just too much to try to touch on in this small write up but it has truly been extraordinary. First off, I know that TaeKwonDo may not be for everyone but I hope at least one person out there in my age group thinks… you know what… maybe I can do it. Maybe age really is just a number and maybe, just maybe I can reclaim a healthy me and feel good again too. If you decide to take that journey, and I hope you do, I truly wish you the very best! See full size picture here
I started training in Tae Kwon Do 11 years ago to supplement my morning gym workouts. I continued for this long because the school provides a rigorous workout in a safe, healthy atmosphere. Master Instructor Forrest has an incredible knowledge of physiology and muscle mechanics that he applies to the various movements and self-defense techniques that he teaches. And he always seems to have more to share. If you want to train in traditional Tae Kwon Do with practical applications, this is the school for you.
My son, John, has been under the instruction of Forrest Cunningham for over 10 years. During this time, John has learned much from him; discipline and the skills needed to defend himself if need be. Forrest is a conscientious instructor and is always looking for ways to better his techniques and teaching styles so as to make it interesting and useful for his students. He gives his all to helping students be the best they can be. He definitely cares for his students and this is evident in the way he instructs and builds a rapport with his students. I know my son respects him and talks highly about him. I feel confident in my son’s ability to defend himself because of the instruction he has had at Cunningham’s Fort Wayne Tae Kwon Do.