Hi! I’m Kevin Putala and welcome to my online home! I’m an Army veteran, retired martial artist, old-school bodybuilding enthusiast, and former personal trainer, husband, father, and proud grandpa. I’m also a coffee and pizza lover.
As an online course creator, instructor, writer, artist, and solopreneur, my focus is on passing on all I have learned to make a positive difference in the lives of others through my work, and leave a legacy for my grandchildren and future generations.
I began this journey in January 2022 after being laid off due to the COVID pandemic. Starting over was the last place I thought I would be at age 56, but that is exactly where I found myself.
Reinventing and rebuilding my body, mind, and spirit, I decided to create a new vision and new future. Here on my blog, I share this journey to hopefully inspire, encourage, and help you go after your own goals and dreams regardless of your age.
You won’t find any BS or fluff here. No promises of overnight success or magic pills. What you will find is the truth about what I find works, what doesn’t, my successes, failures, and a whole lot of hard work, persistence, and patience.
I’m glad you’re here! This is my journey and I invite you to join me.
Creating An Active and Abundant Life
One of the ways I am able to pass on my knowledge and help people in all parts of the world is by teaching on Udemy.
Udemy is an online learning platform where I currently have four highly rated courses teaching martial arts, enabling people to learn in their own homes and at their own pace.
With over 500 students in over 32 countries, I am able to pass on the legacy of the masters before me and make a positive difference in the world.
What students have to say…
Tang Soo Do Advanced Course
"I'm a Black Belt in Taekwondo, studied Karate and Tai Chi this is great to add to my arsenal of movements. I like Tang Soo Do it is Taekwondo-Karate in one."
Tang Soo Do Intermediate Course
"A logical follow on from the two previous courses. Very well put together with the instructor's knowledge and experience reflected all the time at each step. No hesitation recommending the course especially to mature / older students wishing to get back into martial arts. A course worth the investment."
Tang Soo Do Beginner Part 2
"Another fantastic course, again everything is explained so thoroughly which means absolute beginners can pick it up no problem. I have been training part 1 and 2 of this every chance I get and it's brought me so much joy doing so, worth every last penny."
Tang Soo Do Beginner Part 1
"I found this course to be nothing short of inspiring. I have been an armchair martial artist for many years after having kids. My soul has been yearning to find a quality program to continue what I started as a child. This program is such a great mix of history, principles, values, and technique. I can't thank you enough for your effort in creating a quality program!"