Breaking Boards and Smashing Goals: How Taekwon-Do Enhanced My Professional Journey

February 15, 2021 | Ricky Hollenbach

Learning this martial art have taught Ricky Hollenbach about goal setting, discipline, and more that he applies to earning a PhD in Mechanical Engineering

Ricky Hollenbach competing at the World Taekwon-Do Championships in Buenos Aires, Argentina, in 2018.

Ricky Hollenbach competing at the World Taekwon-Do Championships in Buenos Aires, Argentina, in 2018.

What do Taekwon-Do and engineering have to do with each other? Seventeen years of learning the Korean martial art have taught Ricky Hollenbach about large goal setting, discipline, and more on his way to his fourth-degree black belt and medals at the national and international levels–lessons he applies as he earns a PhD in Mechanical Engineering.

Read the blog post he wrote about it for the Duke Graduate School.