Okay. Paid my dues. Did more research on Tae Kwon Do with one really good result. A better representation of my main character (Miguel, age 15) through an existing conflict: the difference between his abusive dad's macho, selfish philosophy vs. his TKD Master's philosophy.
Abusive dads are into control of family, especially partner, by any means possible. TKD Masters are into respect, courtesy, self-control and other positive concepts.
I'm "fleshing out" my characters to improve my YA ms., SHELTER. This means understanding not just Miguel's fears, hopes,and philosophy better, but his passions as well.
Back to work.