Dear Quan Jang Nim,

Do you know what sets your school apart? It's the character and atmosphere. I have felt a profound sense of mutual respect within the school. My attitude has completely changed over the past year. Many of my previous worries have dissipated completely. I have the ability to relax now, which I haven't been able to do in half a decade. The other thing that's changed is my level of optimism. Despite still battling the flu, I have felt very satisfied with my life. I also realize what life is about: a test of character. I read your instructors training manual, which alluded to the quote:

"Count it all joy when you fall into various trials, knowing that the testing of your faith produces character." - James 1:2

It has literally been 9 years since I have felt this satisfied with my life. Thank you.

Nick Guillen - 2nd Dan, Assistant Instructor/Student