The Baeder family of Auburn, Alabama, took time out from Busch Gardens to sail the unusually high seas of the York River. Because they boat on southern lakes, they enjoyed riding the bow in stiff winds that rocked the sailboat with a mild roller coaster effect. Francesca is an assistant professor at Auburn University, and Patrick operates a martial arts studio specializing in self-defense techniques of tae kwon do and hapkido. He said that assailants are most vulnerable at their wrists and arms. Students learn agility, speed and discipline to disable an attacker. One of Patrick’s female students took out a bouncer at a bar who was acting up. Why learn to break boards with your fist? “Two boards equate to the rib cage.” You can earn a black belt in less than three years, but it can take decades to achieve the ninth degree belt.