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Children went through an obstacle course testing their agility and taekwondo techniques at Northwest Colorado Taekwondo class Monday afternoon at 420 Breeze St. Here, a white belt works her way through the kicking station of the course.

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Tae Kwon Do taking hold in Craig

Hidden away in the world of fitness in Craig, but gaining notoriety, are the martial arts. Northwest Colorado Tae Kwon Do, a business operating at 420 Breeze St. in a room at Holistic Health and Fitness, was started three years ago by Paul Cruz the Northwest Regional Director for Kom Do Kwan Martial Arts Association. At the time, it was a realization of a lifelong pursuit for Cruz. “Ever since I was 14 this has been the thing I wanted to do with my life,” Cruz said. Northwest began as a small operation in Craig, with just a handful of students showing up. Over time, though, it has taken on a life of its own.

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