Instructor Eric Haberichter, Martial Arts Instructor

Adult Martial Arts near Adult Martial Arts

Instructor Eric Haberichter

Mr. Haberichter is a 1st Degree Black Belt from Greenfield who has been studying TKD since 2004. His wife, Sandy and two sons are also in TKD. Mr. Haberichter is a very animated, fun Instructor.

Why did you start in TKD? I had an interest since childhood. I was a Bruce Lee and Chuck Norris fan, and also had friends that did Karate and Judo. I thought it would be good exercise and that it would be structured, something I'd stick with.

What is your favorite part of studying martial arts? I really enjoy the exercise and challenge. I enjoy self defense, sparring and bunkai. Besides the physical aspect of training I enjoy being a student. When I am in TKD class I can allow myself to relax by giving in to the structure of the class. I am totally focused in training and everything else disappears; for me it's the most relaxing thing I do.

What is your favorite part of teaching? I have two favorites. First, I enjoy working with the kids because they always remind me of just how much I don't know, and second, I enjoy teaching/learning with the other adults. I definitely learn a great deal while teaching. I especially enjoy teaching self defense and working one on one with other students.

Favorite kick? Jump Spin Crescent.

Best accomplishment in TKD so far? Dedicated training for four and 1/2 years, I believe that staying with it is the real key to success.

Future goals for TKD/martial arts training? Mid term- improve flexibility, cardio-training, sparring. Long term- 2nd Degree Black Belt.

Misc info: I enjoy outdoor activities with my family. We camp, hike, swim, fish and hunt. I especially enjoy archery. I consider myself a "lucky Wisconsinite" because I enjoy being outside almost every day of the year. I own/run Smart Choice MRI. I am absolutely dedicated to lowering healthcare costs.

Any mottos or philosophy of life? You make your own future, make it a good one.

Advice to beginning students? Stick with it. You owe it to yourself to work hard and get past a few challenges. People who accomplish great things in martial arts and in life had to do things that were hard; only by challenging yourself can you reach your full potential.

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