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Letter of recommendation for Ms. Stephanie Reyes,                              

To whom it may concern,

I am pleased to write this letter of recommendation for Stephanie Reyes.

Stephanie has been a student of mine for over six years.  She joined Strickland’s Martial Arts in early 2010 with her mother, older sister and younger brother, all now black belts.  Strickland’s is a martial arts school and member of Taekwondo United a national co-op organization with member schools located all across the United States. 

Upon joining the program, Stephanie progressed to the rank of second-degree black belt, no easy task.  Statistically, only 5% of the students make it to First Degree rank.  Over the years, I saw Stephanie grow and develop as a student.  When I first met her she came across as a shy and quiet individual; once I got to know her, her personality was completely opposite.  By learning the skills and techniques of Taekwondo, Stephanie demonstrated a high level of mental and emotional integrity.  She was one of the strongest students in the class.  She demonstrated her skill, courage, and willingness to improve by participating and winning at both regional and national tournaments.  Stephanie is a member of my Tiger Team of instructors.  She is a natural leader in the classroom and is always willing to help those younger in rank.  Stephanie continues to learn new skills and techniques and is an important part of my program.   She is a member of my national demonstration team.  As a student in class she demonstrates skills that make her strong, physically as well as mentally.

Stephanie has had her moments of frustration and failure, but she has never given up.  She continues to work hard, and improve until she achieves her goals.  Stephanie always completes the minimum number of classes required and she is always punctual when coming to class. 

I am very impressed by Stephanie’s effort, focus, dedication, and willingness to learn and share.  One would have to look far and wide to find an individual that can stand as tall and proud as Stephanie.   She holds a special place in this school as does her mother and siblings.

To conclude, I would like to restate my strong recommendation for Stephanie as she has demonstrated a strong dedication to a pursuit of excellence in all that she does.  If you have any further questions regarding this letter, please do not hesitate to contact me by using the information on this letterhead.


Master Instructor and school owner

George Strickland, 8th degree Black Belt

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