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Jason Maholy, Freelance Reporter
11:21 am CDT August 8, 2017

When Hylary Sheleheda took up taekwondo a little more than one year ago, she had no idea what the future held for her in the sport.

The Mokena woman just knew something about taekwondo moved her. Sheleheda’s son had recently started taking classes at Family Martial Arts in Mokena, and seeing him and his classmates from the school’s viewing area inspired her to sign up.

“I was watching him take the class, and I’m over here in my seat trying to punch and kick,” she said. “I wanted to get in there.”