PERFECTING THE MOVES—Martin Lado, 14, right, trains with his coach, Derrick Kwak, Sept. 15 at the American Martial Arts Academy in Simi Valley. Photos by MICHAEL COONS/Acorn Newspapers
A gold medalist on the USA Taekwondo National Cadet Team, 14-year-old Martin Lado is living proof that champions come in all sizes, shapes and personalities, his dojo master Derrick Kwak said.
“If you look at him . . . he’s not a natural-born brute athlete,” said Kwak, a sixth-degree black belt who’s studied...
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