In an age when dogs are able to communicate with humans and have become respected members and leaders of society, Tae Kwon Dog, or the Master, spends his days teaching Tae Kwon Do, one martial art at a time. self-defense and sportsman. , but also a form of artistic expression.
The master is at a local park and observes a gentle and calm dog named Max trying to enjoy a picnic in the park with his owner, Dan. But the two are harassed by a pair of menacing Rottweilers, two brothers named Rufus and Squeaky Ratwailer, and the Master scares off the bullies by showing off his raw strength, crushing a nearby boulder with his paw. Dan and Max are grateful and the Master tells them to send the shy dog to his dojang to learn how to defend himself.
Unbeknownst to Max, the Master also searches for the Ratwailer brothers and invites them to his dojang as well. He is aware that they act like bullies because they know they are feared because of their appearance. Master knows that the five principles of Tae Kwon Do will benefit the unruly duo: courtesy, integrity, perseverance, self-control and indomitable spirit. The brothers only agree to train in the dojang if the Master reveals to them his special power, the one that gives him so much strength.
Max isn’t thrilled when he shows up at the dojang and sees the Ratwailers there, and the brothers like to play pranks on anxious Max. The Master sees their behavior but rather than attracting attention, he wants Max himself to learn to stand up to the brothers.
Tae Kwon Do is not easy for Max, as it is for the Ratwailers, but he is dedicated to learning the martial art and integrating his credo into his daily life.
“I intend to develop in a positive way and to avoid anything that would reduce my mental growth or my physical health. I intend to develop self-discipline in order to bring out the best in myself and others. I intend to use what I learn in class to help myself and others and never be hurtful or aggressive.
After unusual and unexplained surprises come to the students, over time they come to support each other, even rejoicing in each other’s successes. It’s a feeling that is unfamiliar to the Ratwailer brothers, and they find that other positive behaviors have started to influence them. They learn that feeling good about doing good is better than lying, stealing, or bullying others. Squeaky, Rufus, and Max realize that Tae Kwon Do isn’t just about physical strength, it’s about your own inner power, one that has always been there.
Published author Diane DiRoberto expertly weaves a story that is not only a fun and entertaining story of talking dogs who are an integral part of our society, but also threads of the principles of Tae Kwon Do and its philosophy of life. The back of the book contains a detailed glossary outlining Tae Kwon Dog’s guide to the words, terms, and characters in the story. “Tae Kwon Dog: The Power Within” is the first volume in this mid-level series and features whimsical artistic spots throughout.
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