During the past seven years, Jaime Richards has written his “What It Takes” column for the Fremont-Newark-Union City Argus. His insights come from twenty-plus years of teaching students at every level. He has taught elementary, junior high, high school, adult school, and special education. He has coached basketball and volleyball and is an experienced martial artist and martial arts instructor.Jaime’s wife, Norma, teaches first grade. His daughters, Kyrra and Kylene, are both UCLA Bruins. Jaime lives, works, plays, and writes in Fremont, California.