Honestly, before I joined this school, I had no idea of its legacy, which can be traced all the way back to Tae Kwon Dos inception. I was determined to do a martial arts class (I had been telling myself for years I was too old to start now. Secret: Its a lie! Youre never too old!), and I had done some searches on martial arts schools in my area. Ascent Martial Arts immediately stood out to me because of Master OConnors history, the schools longevity, and its proximity to my home. From the moment I stepped into the dojang for my trial class, I felt welcomed. Everyone there is so supportive and there is a strong family vibe. Classes are always fun as well as instructive, and I honestly cannot imagine a martial arts school better than Ascent. I have visited some of my friends TKD schools since joining, and Im convinced Ascent is the best--not just because it teaches Tae Kwon Do in the true, traditional way, but because the people who teach and learn there are the most passionate, kindest people you could ever meet.