Kung Fu

Sgt. 1st Class Tearanie Hoyle practices a Kung Fu kick while training at a martial arts gym in Killeen.

Martial arts, with all of its elaborate movements, high-flying flips and kicks and Hollywood appearances often overshadows its basics. Martial arts are based more on physical and mental discipline and it takes a resilient person to deal with the high physical and mental demands required.

Sgt. 1st Class Tearanie Hoyle, the maintenance supervisor for the 504th Military Intelligence Brigade, applies resiliency and discipline to his professional and personal lives through the experiences he has gained from practicing Kung Fu. The Fort Worth native is a first-degree black belt and has five gold medals and one silver medal, including those he earned in events at the 2016 World Star Chinese Martial Arts Competition from March 18-20 in Houston.

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