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As a teenager growing up outside of Chicago, Rachel Lewe experienced bullying at school. To help combat the situation, her parents enrolled her in martial arts. “I started taekwondo the summer after my freshman year of high school,” Rachel said. “The irony of it is that I never told anyone I was involved in taekwondo, yet when I went back to school that fall, SPORTS SPOTLIGHT Master of Resilience! Perseverance Pays Off for Local Resident taekwondo,” she said. “I began training at Tiger Martial Arts with Master Chase Lee, who is one of www.SouthwestOrlandoBulletin.com x June 7 — 20, 2018 x 5 by Karen Nimetz has incredible energy, dedication and a positive attitude.” Rachel, a Phillips Landing resident, next set her sights on earning a third-degree black belt. Unfortunately, she ended up needing back surgery for a herniated disc from injuries unrelated to taekwondo. Most people would give up martial arts after back surgery but not Rachel. She stayed focused while attending physical therapy, never letting the setback bring her down. Six months later, Rachel fell while ice-skating and fractured her skull. Once again, she remained optimistic as she healed physically. Her perseverance paid off, and in 2016, she earned her third-degree black belt. Master Lee was so inspired by Rachel’s spirit and drive that he suggested she train to become a taekwondo master. Through her training regimen and tenacity, Rachel achieved the impressive rank of taekwondo master at the youthful age of 50. Rachel is already thinking about training for a fifth belt but for now is content sharing her love of martial arts with others. “Taekwondo is a great way for kids to learn how to handle themselves if they are being bullied and to give an outlet for those who are bullying to stop the negative behavior. The kids we train learn and value our tenets, which include courtesy, self-control, indomitable spirit, perseverance and integrity.” Rachel says she hopes to inspire others, especially women who may be too intimidated to try taekwondo. “The truth is, you don’t need to be strong or athletic. It’s really about proper technique, and anyone can master that. Everyone benefits from the confidence taekwondo brings. There is a saying, ‘A black belt is a white belt that never gave up.’ If I can do it, anybody can.” ª Phillips Landing resident Rachel Lewe (middle row, second from right) achieves the status of taekwondo master at the youthful age of 50. the bullying completely stopped, because I carried myself differently.” Rachel continued to study taekwondo in Illinois for many years. In 2000, she and her husband, John, moved to Orlando with their infant daughter, Kate. Rachel withdrew from taekwondo to focus on motherhood. “When Kate was 10 years old, I decided to get back into the top taekwondo masters in all of Florida. My intention was to get my first-degree black belt and then call it quits, but my love of the sport only grew stronger.” After earning her black belt in 2011, Master Lee suggested Rachel train for her second-degree black belt and to become an instructor. “I saw leadership skills in Rachel right away,” Master Lee said. “She 29 , 2016 AnnVarkeyRealtor@gmail.com