As a toddler, Brian Liu was, "a good kid, and always listened to his teachers", said former teacher, Sara Yang. "He was no trouble at all." Learning skills such as being attentive, considerate, and a dedicated learner early on in life, may have contributed to his success at Lowell High School and as a martial arts instructor at Salesian Boys' and Girls' Club.
Brian graduated this year from Lowell, and plans to to attend City College of San Francisco in preparation for a four year University. He is undecided on a major, but is leaning towards Computer Science.
During the past two summers, Brian worked with kids at Salesian Boys and Girls’ Club in North Beach ages first through fourth grades, teaching the martial art, taekwondo. "I try not to be too strict and have fun," he said. However, Brian is serious about martial arts, having taken classes for nine years, since he was in third grade.
Although Brian doesn't remember much about his time as a two-year-old at Wu Yee, he remembers having fun celebrating his birthday, the patient teachers, and interacting with the other toddlers. He's grateful he had the opportunity to participate in preschool.
In his spare time, Brian likes to play video games and hang out with his friends, mostly congregating at his house since it is centrally located. He has lived in Chinatown his whole life, and feels comfortable here. "I fit in well here, Chinatown will always feel like home to me," he said.
We celebrate Brian's successes and wish him all the best at City College, with martial arts, and beyond!