Laurel Tashjian

I started taking Kung Fu classes at Del Sol because I wanted to increase my physical strength and flexibility. I immediately fell in love with the amazing community of people involved with Del Sol. Early on I knew I wanted to continue to practice Kung Fu as a way of balancing my mind, body, and spirit.

Kung Fu has not only increased my physical strength and flexibility, but more importantly it has helped my mind grow stronger and more flexible. The most valuable thing I have gotten from practicing Kung Fu is an increased ability to go through life calmly.

When I had been practicing Kung Fu for about a year and a half, Sifu asked me to start assisting him with the kids’ classes. To my surprise, I found that I loved teaching children. It was eternally satisfying to share something I found valuable with others. In the process of learning how to teach, my own Kung Fu became stronger.