Tae Kwon Do class adds yellow belts


Juan Lopez

2nd degree yellow belts train with 1st degree white belts in the Tae Kwon Do Spring 2012 guys. Vicmar Coliflores, a 5th degree black belt teaches the class.

Juan Lopez and Juan Lopez

During the fall 2011 semester, Cerritos College Tae Kwon Do students held the position of white belts in the schools’ Tae Kwon Do program.

The spring 2012 semester will see students go up in rank with some students receiving a yellow belt.

Tae Kwon Do is more than just physical fighting skills, it is also about discipline as well.

Microbiology major Casey Luna commented on her receiving a yellow belt by saying,”It feels refreshing, like a new start, pretty much kick butt all over again.”

At the time, not many students were aware that the Tae Kwon Do class was offered during the fall 2011 semester at Cerritos College but it has received more attention this semester.

Returning students who have passed the final and received the yellow belt are looking to improve their skills.

The new yellow-belt students aren’t the only ones looking to improve their skills.

Students starting out with white belts are looking to gain some skills as well.

There are also some new students who have actually had previous training in the martial art.

Those students are looking to brush up on their skills like engineering major Lorenz Viste. Viste commented on the benefit of Tae Kwon Do being for everyone.

“Tae Kwon Do is for everyone and anyone, whether they have prior experience or just starting out.”

Instructor Vicmar Coliflores, who teaches the Tae Kwon Do class at Cerritos College, said regarding his new yellow-belt students “I think they’re awesome, to me it’s an honor to have them back and I look forward to seeing them develop into the next high rank student.”