Age is just a number. This is the philosophy of 67 year old, 3rd Dan Black Belt, Angelo Bonilla. Bonilla, born and raised in New York City, went on to become a NYC bilingual education teacher with the NYC Public School system in 1986. It was not until Angelo turned 55 years old that his Taekwondo journey began. It was at that age that he turned from parent and grandparent of a Taekwondo student to a student himself. Now, more than 12 years later, he is on the road to earning his 4th Dan, which he hopes to achieve by age 71.
Angelo discusses his entry into the martial arts with Taekwondo Life Magazine, his challenges, and the benefits of starting training as a mature student. In 2014 Angelo retired from teaching, giving him more time to devote to his training. He trains at the home of former US Olympic Coach, Yeon Hwan Park, at the famed YH Park Taekwondo Academy of Levittown, NY.
Hear how Angelo’s life demonstrates that “age is just a number”.
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