Alfred is well into his second year of training and his teachers are impressed by his determination and leadership. Alfred is already showing leadership to other students. Alfred started to learn self-defense. He wanted to protect his family in case something bad happened in the house. He says, “I’ve learned a lot of new things. I learned the bo-staff, the sword, nunchucks and XMA forms . . . It makes me proud of myself. My mom was proud of me.” Alfred likes playing and reading about basketball and watching cartoons on Cartoon Network. His future goals are to be an ATA State, District and World Champion.