Semester 6 – Nov/Dec

Dear Students and Families,Self-Esteem3

We are gearing up for another exciting semester this fall.

The PDF of the schedule is available below as well as many important links for you to check out.

Remember to order gear and register early for events.

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But first…a few notes about important dates and events:

10/23/14 Test and Graduation – registration is due no later than 12/6/14.

10/25/14 Fall Tournament – registration is due no later than 10/25/14 at 9am.  Rules may be found in another post in this blog.

10/25/14 Special Portrait Sessions - get your photo professionally taken in uniform with action poses, and medals?

10/30/14 MRBBA will be open. Reduced class schedule. 530-630pm only.  The plan is to finish with plenty of time to go enjoy beggar’s night.  Wear a costume to class, if you want to.

11/4/14 Election Day. Normal class schedule.  Make sure you vote!

11/11/14 Veteran’s Day. Normal class schedule. Take a moment to thank a veteran for their service and remember those who gave their lives for your freedom.

11/27/14 Thanksgiving Day. Closed.  Make-up classes on Saturday.

12/24-12/25 Christmas Eve and Day. Closed.  Make-up classes on Saturday.

12/31-1/1 New Years Eve and Day. Closed.  Make-up classes on Saturday.

SEMESTER 6

Download the full class schedule here – Class Schedule 2014-Semester 6

Intermediate ranks and above will learn an XMA Bo form – click here for video.

If you don’t already have one, or you want to upgrade yours, Bo can be ordered through our online catalog.

Black Belts will be learning Combat Tai Chi and Chi Kung breathing techniques.  Part of the class will be devoted to learning YANG SHORT FORM, partner self-defense drills using techniques from the form, and PUSH HANDS DRILLS.

M/W SEMINARS THIS SEMESTER

11/3/14 – Padded Sword Training – registration is due no later than Monday, 10/27, so that we can order the correct size sword for you in time.

11/5/14 – Musical Form – registration is due no later than Wednesday, 10/29.

Fall Tournament Rules

GENERAL RULES AND REQUIREMENTS
NOTES:
Please pay close attention to the required equipment for each event.
All students are required to wear their full dress uniform for competition.

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Point Sparring Competition
Required Equipment
Helmet, Hand pads, Foot pads, Rib guard, Shin guards, Mouth guard, Cup (for guys)
Judging Criteria
Points are awarded for a legal technique (hand pad or foot pad) that hits a legal target area (rib guard or helmet). Deductions are issued for any technique that is illegal.
General Rules – Beginners
Beginners are allowed to ‘free spar’ without contact. In order for the judges to award a point, a student must score a legal technique that comes within 6 inches of a legal target area without hitting the target. Deductions will be issued for beginners who make incidental contact.
General Rules – Intermediate
Intermediates are allowed to ‘free spar’ with light contact to the rib guard only. No head shots will be allowed.
General Rules – Advanced/Black Belt
Light contact is allowed to the rib guard and helmet only. Legal kicks to the helmet are worth 2 points.
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Forms Competition
Required Equipment
Student can choose from any Weapon or Free Hand Form that we have practiced with in class (current or previous semesters) or another that they have practiced with at home.
Forms may be traditional, XMA, or student-created.
We cannot guarantee the a music system will be available. You may bring your own ‘boom box’, if you wish.
Judging Criteria
Weapons forms will be judged individually in 7 categories; proper technique, balance, focus, timing, speed, power, rhythm & movement.
General Rules – Beginners
Beginners may perform a form of any length up to 1 minute. Stage fright is common for beginners learning to compete, so, 1 chance at restarting the form is allowed, if necessary.
General Rules – Intermediate/Advanced/Black Belt
You are not permitted to restart the form at this level.
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Ssireum Competition
Required Equipment
Mouth guard, cup (for guys)
Judging Criteria
A competitor wins a Ssireum match by either causing the opponent to touch the floor with something other than the feet, or forcing the opponent out of the ring.
For more information – search YouTube for ‘Ssireum’.
General Rules – All Ranks
In this competition, weight is more important than rank. Students will be paired based on size.

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Board Breaking Competition
Required Equipment
Real Wooden Pine Boards are available from your instructor for $5 each.
Due to issues in the past with students purchasing the incorrect size or type of board, it will be required that all students purchase their boards through their instructor. Your instructor will help you determine which size board is appropriate for your age and size.
Judging Criteria
Board breaking will be judged individually in 7 categories; proper technique, balance, focus, timing, speed, power, rhythm & movement.
General Rules – Beginners
You can choose to perform from 1 to 3 separate board breaks, called stations. At each station you will have only 2 chances to break the board. If the break is unsuccessful after 2 tries, you must move on to the next break.
General Rules – Intermediate/Advanced/Black Belt
You can choose to perform from 1 to 3 separate board breaks, called stations. At each station you will have only 1 chance to break the board. If the break is unsuccessful after 1 try, you must move on to the next break.
Below is the guideline that will be used for sizing:
Children ages 3-4: 1″thick x 12″high x 4″wide
Children ages 5-6: 1″thick x 12″high x 6″wide
Children ages 7-9: 1″thick x 12″high x 8″wide
Children ages 10-11: 1″thick x 12″high x 10″wide
Teens/Adults ages 12up: 1″thick x 12″high x 12″wide

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Flag Sparring (Beginners)
Required Equipment
Mouth Guard
Judging Criteria
A competitor wins by having the most belts at end of match
30 second periods
Must stay in ring (Two feet out -1 flag)
Can block but not hold your own flag
Can’t sit down or turn back on opponent to avoid flag being pulled
(More than two seconds on ground = -1flag)
If tie: Most aggressive wins

October Events at MRBBA

Upcoming Events at MRBBA

Fall Schedule – Tues and Thurs -All Classes Start at 5:30 PM
Saturdays – 9 AM

Friday – Oct 3 – 6 PM – Black Belt Review (Forms)

Mondays – Basic Judo – 6 PM -7 PM ($60)
(Sept 9,16,23,30, Oct 7,14)

Wednesdays – Advanced TKD Forms – 6 PM -7 PM ($60)
(Sept 11,18,25, Oct 1,9,16)

Thursday – Oct 23 – Testing and Graduation (5:30-7:30 PM)
(Must have 16 classes to promote)

Saturday – Oct 25 – Fall Tournament
(Sparring, Forms, Board Breaking*, Ssirum, Flag Sparring)
*Bring at least 3 Wooden Boards
Professional Portraits

Note: Please register on line at http://www.ILoveMRBBA.com for all events

Upcoming Events at MRBBA – Fall 2014

Fall Schedule – Tues and Thurs -All Classes Start at 5:30 PM
Saturdays – 9 AM

Friday – Sept 5 – 6 PM – Black Belt Review (Self Defense)

Mondays – Basic Judo – 6 PM -7 PM ($60)
(Sept 9,16,23,30, Oct 7,14)

Wednesdays – Advanced TKD Forms – 6 PM -7 PM ($60)
(Sept 11,18,25, Oct 1,9,16)

Friday – Sep 12 – 6-7:30 PM – Back to School Party
Fun and Games – Pot Luck – Bring a Friend – Free!

Friday – Sept 19 – 6-7:30 PM – Master MacKay Seminar – Free!
“The Natural Movement and Weaponization of the Body”

Thursday – Oct 23 – Test and Graduation

Saturday – Oct 25 – Fall Tournament

Note: Please register on line at http://www.MRBBA.com for all events