JOLIET – It's not just about the self-defense.
That's Tammy Dodge's summation of the Christ Centered Combat (C3) program in which her two sons – Geoffrey Dodge, 20, and Ryan Dodge, 17, have participated this past year.
Tammy said Geoffrey started tae kwon do when he was 7 and worked up to his student black belt. When Geoffrey wanted to take lessons again, Ryan wanted to take them, too, Tammy added.
She feels they've both made progress and not just in martial arts.
"I see growth in them – both mentally and spiritually," Tammy said.