Earn Your Belt: Manhattan College’s Tae Kwon Do Classes

by MEGAN UY, Contributor On Thursday evenings and Saturday mornings during the school year, Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering John Leylegian, Ph.D., leads free Tae Kwon Do workouts for Manhattan College students in the Alumni Hall Mini Gym and the Jasper Hall backyard. From practicing forms, blocks, kicks and even partner sparring, Manhattan College students are provided the free opportunity to learn a timeless art and … Continue reading Earn Your Belt: Manhattan College’s Tae Kwon Do Classes

Taekwondo, A Hidden Gem

Dedicated, committed and hard-working: those are the characteristics that define the taekwondo attendants perfectly. It was a Monday night when six Manhattan College students gathered at Draddy Gymnasium, eager to start their taekwondo class, led by associate professor and acting chair of mechanical engineering, John C. Leylegian, Ph.D. There are all sorts of benefits that taekwondo can provide, including concentration, balance and strength. Just like any physical … Continue reading Taekwondo, A Hidden Gem