Space for Rent

As many people know, I have reduced my martial arts business to part-time with just a few classes so that I may spend more time with my family and pursue other interests. This leaves plenty of open floor and free time at MRBBA.

Do you know a fitness instructor or martial arts instructor who may be looking for space to start a program or move? The space may be taken over completely or rented by the hour.

Contact Master Randall for questions.

See the full listing at:

http://www.nainorwoodgroup.com/Properties/tabid/8576/Default.aspx

Black Belt Test – 6/3/16

Dates are finally confirmed for our Summer Black Belt Test.

TEST – The test will take place on Friday, June 3rd, at 5:00pm sharp and finished whenever the judges are satisfied that all the material was covered sufficiently. Testing candidates should plan 3-5 hours of testing. It is highly recommended that all student who are red belt and above watch the exam.

GRADUATION – A graduation ceremony will take place for those who pass on Wednesday, June 8th, at 5:30pm at MRBBA. This is open to the public and always a good show. Please invite friends and family to watch and support our newest Black Belts.

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2016 Semester 3 – May/June

Welcome to a new semester!

IN THE NEWS…

  • We have a group of 4 students preparing to test for First and Second Degree Black Belts in June. Big THANKS to Mr. Lane for helping with mentoring.
  • Looking to add just 3 new students in our group class. Do you have a friend or family member who would like to join you in class?

NEW THIS SEMESTER!

Our new semester begins Monday, May 2nd, 2016 and ends Wednesday, June 22nd, 2016 with testing and graduation.

Vacation Week will be June 25 through July 4 with classes resuming July 6th.

  • Life Skills Topics – A Future Black Belt Leader Is…
  • Reading Material – LIM lesson10
  • Kicks – Side Kick and Hook Kick
  • Hand Techniques – Palm Strikes
  • Self-Defense – Grappling
  • Black Belt Self-Defense – Gun

BLACK BELT GRADUATION!

Save the date – Wednesday, June 8th at 5:30pm.

Black Belt graduation is always a good show and an event you want to bring friends to see.

For those students who are red belt and up, it would be a very good idea for you to watch the testing on Friday, June 3rd at 5pm.

31 Years

March 1985 – It’s hard to believe that 31 years ago this month I earned my First Degree Black Belt. There are so many people to thank for helping me get that far and even more since then.  Since the list is far too numerous, I would like to point out just three people at this time. Thank you to Mr. Norman Bates for teaching me up to my first dan, Mr. Richard Perreault for being my training and testing partner, and Master KS Hwang for testing me.

I am very grateful for all of my instructors, my fellow students, training partners, mentors, and family who encouraged me, pushed me, kicked my butt, threw me on the floor, pinned me to the wall, tied me in knots, knocked me down, and gave me numerous bumps, bruises, sprains, and cuts throughout the years.

Coincidentally, this also marks 31 years that I have been teaching. Mr. Bates put me in front of beginner classes as soon as I received my black belt. Thank you, sir, for throwing me into the spotlight even though I was young, scared, immature, and inexperienced. Sorry for all the students I must have driven out the door before I learned to teach better. You helped me break through personal barriers that launched a full-time career in martial arts for the past 3 decades. Yes, I still teach, train, learn, and explore new arts. While I have chosen not to operate a full-time academy at this time, I have every intention of continuing to teach and train for the next 31 years or more. God willing, my goal is to be teaching classes at the age of 100.

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Photo courtesy of Don Chick Photography, 2016.

2016 Semester 2 – March/April

Congratulations to our students who graduated last semester. Another solid performance by all. Keep up the great work.

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IN THE NEWS…

  • We have a group of 4 students preparing to test for First and Second Degree Black Belts in June. Big THANKS to Mr. Lane for helping with mentoring.
  • Looking to add just 3 new students in our group class. Do you have a friend or family member who would like to join you in class?

NEW THIS SEMESTER!

Our new semester begins Monday, February 29th, 2016 and ends Wednesday, April 20th, 2016 with testing and graduation. Vacation Week will be April 25-29.

  • Life Skills Topics – A Future Black Belt Leader Is…
  • Reading Material – LIM lesson9
  • Kicks – Front Kicks and Axe Kicks
  • Hand Techniques – 6 Point Blocking and Elbow Strikes
  • Self-Defense – Chokes
  • Black Belt Self-Defense – Knives (Bladed Weapons)

February Vacation Week

Dear Students and Family,

Congratulations to our students who graduated last week.

As I mentioned in class, there are many ways of conducting a test. The simple format we use is to review everything and watch for those who are not performing as expected for your age, rank, and physical ability.  You all continue to perform extremely well and I’m very proud of each of you.

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Keep in mind that this week is vacation week for our academy.

We will return to regular schedule Monday, February 29.

~ KwanJang-Nim