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Lou Costabile

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Lou earned his 7th Degree Black Belt in May of 2010.

Lou became a Christian in 1992. His spiritual gifts are evangelism, encouragement, and faith.

He began his instructing career in 1981, and many of his students are now Black Belts themselves.

Lou joined martial arts in his late teens. He began training in a style that combined the most effective techniques from many fighting systems.

Students who participate in his classes greatly improve their self-image, fitness ability, stamina, and concentration.

Larry Bosley

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Larry earned his 1st Degree Black Belt in June of 2007.

When I started my weight loss program in 2000, I focused on the diet portion for the first year or so. Later I realized I needed to get some sort of fitness program going so I could maintain the momentum I had reached to keep the weight off. Luckily, True Power was conducting the ĎDefend Yourself: Can You?í seminar at my employer at that time, so I went to check it out. The Ďsystemsí approach to martial arts that True Power uses interested me enough that I signed up for the classes.

The physical requirements for the class were tough at first and I admit, I wanted to quit but, I figured that I would give it some time to see if it was for me. Iím convinced that the decision to stay was right for me because not only did the training get me into better shape; it also helped me to lose more weight.

The training, focus, and discipline provided by my True Power training helped me achieve success in my weight loss journey and in other aspects of my life.

Wenchin Chang

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Wenchin earned her 1st Degree Black Belt in February of 2004.

As a teenager, she was fascinated by martial arts through movies and TV shows. Bruce Lee is her all time favorite martial artist.

She began her training in True Power Martial Arts in December 1999. After one visit to the class, she realized this class could help her build self-confidence, discipline, and teach her a variety of martial arts techniques for self-defense.

Lou Costabile, the President of True Power made these comments regarding Wenchin: "Our system is aggressive and no women have received their Black Belt. A woman getting her Black Belt in our system would be the equivalent to a woman playing Major League Baseball. Women have joined, and some have, in my opinion, had the heart and strength to become Black Belts, but for one reason or another have not made it. The fact is most women would have to work 1 and 1/2 times harder than a man to get their Black Belt here. There are no short cuts or exceptions. In February of 2004, that changed as Wenchin earned her Black Belt. She is our Pioneer! She is the first woman since 1981 to get her Black Belt. That says a lot about her determination."

Tom Harding

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Tom earned his 3rd Degree Black Belt in October of 2006.

He began studying martial arts in 1989 as a source of exercise and as an activity to share with his wife.

Tom quickly adapted his life to reflect how important he felt martial arts was to developing discipline, fitness and self-image. Through the addition of five children and various career roles, improvement in martial arts has been Tom's consistent pursuit.

Tom brought his love of martial arts to Motorola in 1994, when he arranged the founding of the Motorola Self-Defense Club. With the arrival of Lou Costabile on the Motorola scene in 1999, Tom has been guided to link his faith to his martial arts.

Carlos Jimenez III

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Carlos earned his 4th Degree Black Belt in February of 2010.

Carlos began studying Tae Kwon Do at age 10 and continued his training throughout high school. After graduation, he attended the University of Illinois and further expanded his knowledge of the martial arts by studying Shaolin Kung Fu Praying Mantis. He also spent some time studying Budo Aikijutsu and Judo.

In 1997, Carlos started in True Power Martial Arts and found it to be the most effective and complete representation of the martial arts (stand up, take down, ground and weapons). True Power Martial Arts helped Carlos align his spirit, mind and body as a martial artist. In addition, True Power Martial Arts helped Carlos drop 36 lbs.

Chris Olson

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Chris earned his 1st Degree Black Belt in February 2015.

I started martial arts when I in elementary school but I stopped going around the age of 13, for the next 30 years I had a intentions of returning. When my son was starting to become old enough to try, we tried other systems, but found that business aspects sometimes overtake the experience. When I found True Power, I found martial arts that are put into practice, not only in the gym but in life.

The Christian Life requires discipline of mind, body and spirit. Martial arts help harden the will and shape everyone in excellence and humility.

At age 45 I reached a personal goal of Black belt, and have the greater experience of working out with my son, who as excelled in areas you cannot get in other sports, not to mention the skills he will take with him for the rest of his life.

Nic Vaughn

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Nic earned his 1st Degree Black Belt in May of 2014.

All my life I played sports and enjoyed staying active, going into high school I came to a cross road on how competitive I was or wanted to be at all the sports I had played through my life. After my freshman year in high school I realized that I didnít enjoy the team aspects of sports as I once had.

In July of 2010 my sister joined True Power and didnít want to do it alone, so I agreed to come participate with her.

In True Power I learned how to train with others to better myself and those around me, while staying active and having fun. As time has gone on and my sister moved away I have found a home at True Power for myself.

True Power has given me confidence in my abilities and the drive to pursue my goals, one of which has been to achieve my black belt. Now as an instructor I have the privilege to make an impact on others as my instructors have had on me.

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