This Grandma Celebrated Her 80th Birthday With A Black Belt
Mary Daily Lange got a special new accessory just in time for her 80th birthday in May — a black belt in Taekwondo. The Des Moines, Iowa native started taking classes over 15 years ago, joining many of her children and grandkids who’ve trained in the sport, but fully committed to her goal of earning a black belt in recent years. Despite the decades-wide age gap between Lange and her teenage classmates, the beloved grandmother is on a mission to define her golden years as “being golden.” You can see Mary’s impressive moves in our video here.
Know This: Lange’s instructors, classmates, and family all raved about her dedication to the sport, saying she truly embodies the five tenets of Taekwondo: courtesy, integrity, perseverance, self-control, and indomitable spirit.