Archive for February, 2015

Congratulations and Thank You for Our 1st Testing!

Saturday, February 28th, 2015

We would like to thank all our USMA Family for coming in and supporting our students during their testing! You are what motivates our students outside the Do-Jang (studio).

We would like to thank our helpers for their support in holding boards, targets, retrieving weapons for our students, and being there for them. They include: Frederick Alo, Frances Alo, Benjamin Budoff, Tim Nguyen, Brennen-Heimer. They are a mix of 1st to 3rd Dan and gaining their leadership experience; we appreciate their help. Our Ms. Patricia Herrera (purple belt youth leader) helped us as well and is wonderful with the children. She comes often to help during the 5:30pm and 6:30pm classes not only for her brothers but the other students!

We thank our judges Master Moshe Adler, Master Maria Zavalakos, Mr. Franck Chantayan, and Mrs. Thuy Shutt for all their help and they time they have put in being present for our students from their busy schedules.

We had many white belt first-timers this time around and they did an excellent job! Also many of our Black Belts moving into higher ranks: Theo Buford, Alan Pham, Raymond Budoff-Kingsland, Mr. Franck Chantayan, and Mrs. Thuy Shutt.

Belts will be given out on Monday. If you do not receive a phone call during the weekend, then you have passed. Excellent job and we look forward to your progress!

 

Testing is Today for Adults at 6:30pm!

Friday, February 27th, 2015

We would like to congratulate all those who tested yesterday and thank everyone who helped out!

Today, we look forward to our adults and their progress. They have many more requirements than our junior students so we expect more from them in return.

Best of luck!

Testing is Starting Today!

Thursday, February 26th, 2015

We wish everyone the best of luck on their testing today! We would like to encourage everyone who is testing and helping to come 30 minutes ahead of time, to review their requirements.

Here is the schedule for today and tomorrow:

February 26th (Thursday): 

5:30pm-7:00pm: Students under 7 years of age, and ages 8-12 from White to Red Belt

February 27th (Friday):

6:30pm-8:00pm: Students Ages 13 and Up of all Belt Ranks

 ***Classes are cancelled during testing dates.

***Participants must be dressed in formal uniform attire in order to test.

***If you have any questions please see our office.

Best of luck!

 

Testing is a Week Away!

Thursday, February 19th, 2015

Testing is a week away, and we are having our students pass their pre-qualifications tests before receiving their application forms. If you have not received your black tips or testing applications yet, come to class for qualification. We look forward to seeing you!

Tips for testing:

-Come in uniform, do not forget your belt

-Be loud during testing

-Be strong in all your techniques

Here is a reminder of the schedule:

February 26th (Thursday): 

5:30pm-7:00pm: Students under 7 years of age, and ages 8-12 from White to Red Belt

February 27th (Friday):

6:30pm-8:00pm: Students Ages 13 and Up of all Belt Ranks

 ***Classes are cancelled during testing dates.

***Participants must be dressed in formal uniform attire in order to test.

***If you have any questions please see our office.

 

Good luck!

We are OPEN Today

Monday, February 16th, 2015

We are OPEN today for regular classes during this President’s Day holiday, due to the close approaching test date on February 26 and 27! See you in class, otherwise we hope you enjoy your holiday.

We had our Valentine’s Coloring Day!

Friday, February 13th, 2015

Today, we had our Valentine’s Coloring Day, and many of our students were excited to make a picture for their parents. In their honor, break and board to demonstrate their skills to their parents and siblings with their upcoming testing breaking combo! Also, they had a number of training drills, and sweet to end the day! We would like to thank those who attended and wish everyone a Happy Valentine’s Day!

Upcoming Valentine’s Coloring Day this Friday!

Tuesday, February 10th, 2015

Bring your crayons and creative minds! We will be having a Valentine’s Day celebration  this upcoming Friday during the 5:30pm class! Not only will there be coloring but activities and board breaking!

See you then!

We are OPEN for President’s Day, Testing Soon!

Monday, February 9th, 2015

This coming Monday, February 16th we will be OPEN for President’s Day due to the close approaching testing date.

 

As a reminder, here is our testing schedule for February:

February 26th (Thursday): 

5:30pm-7:00pm: Students under 7 years of age, and ages 8-12 from White to Red Belt

February 27th (Friday):

6:30pm-8:00pm: Students Ages 13 and Up of all Belt Ranks

 ***Classes are cancelled during testing dates.

***Participants must be dressed in formal uniform attire in order to test.

***If you have any questions please see our office.

 

We wish everyone the best of luck and have already passed many students through the pre-test stage. If you are testing this time, please turn in your applications as soon as possible. Good luck!