Who is the best person to learn martial arts from? A Grand Master? A Sensei?
Well, for one mother from Bethesda, in the US state of Maryland, the answer is, your kids.
Melissa Marquez has been studying at Coles Martial Arts Academy in Bethesda for just over a year. It is the same martial arts studio where her two sons also train. Ryan Oliver, 13, and Dylan Oliver, 9 had both been training there for some time.
Ryan has been attending Coles since he was just four years old, and over nine years of martial arts training has seen him rise to the level of a third-degree black belt in taekwondo. His younger brother Dylan has been learning taekwondo at the same academy since the age of five, and he too is now a black belt.
Mum had been looking on proudly and a little jealously for some time as they honed their skills and climbed up the rankings. And finally, she decided that she wanted a piece of the action as well, as she explained to wtop.com.