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CLOSE The Baltimore native has disabilities from being hit by a car when he was 4 Robert Zerance hopes he can become as accomplished as Chuck Norris one day. The 39-year-old Baltimore native is a dedicated martial artist who trains at So’s Taekwondo in Hanover.
by Alison Rooney The martial arts, says Brad Teasdale, has taught him as much as the liberal arts. The Garrison resident has launched a six-part series at SkyBaby Yoga in Cold Spring called “Chivalry and the Martial Arts” that focuses on physical training as well as respect for one’s opponent.
While martial arts is renowned for its combative skills, less is known about its virtuous nature. Craig Guest, owner and instructor at Guest’s Martial Arts, believes that practice should emanate from a place of compassion. “The most important thing in martial arts is compassion,” says Guest.