Archive for August, 2015

Belt Presentations Started Today!

Monday, August 31st, 2015

During each class we presented new belts and certificates in the presence of family and guests! As a special demonstration we had our Black Belts demonstrate their forms, and our Deputy belt Gloria do her power breaking in front of everyone. They and everyone did an excellent job!

If you have not received your belts yet, we will still be presenting them during class. Please remember that afterwards they will have to be obtained from Mrs. Chung in her office.

See you in class! From here until the next testing, we will be have stamina and endurance training to get the adrenaline pumping! ūüôā

Congratulations to Our Adults and Thank You to Our Volunteers!

Saturday, August 29th, 2015

CONGRATULATIONS to all those who tested yesterday! Our two new white belts testing today did an amazing job on their first testing! We are especially proud of our Deputy Black Belt Henry and our Black Belts Mr. Charles Worsham, Sebastian Kirby, and Matthew Grabasch. Everyone did a wonderful testing with much improvement and becoming more precise with each requirement! Great power breaking to Henry and Matthew! They piled through them as if it was paper!

Our judges have stated that they have seen some wonderful progress (students were louder, their technique precise, teamwork among those of the same belt level was evident, there was more acting and energy during one step sparring). If our students do not receive a call during the weekend, then that means they have passed their exam.

THANK YOU to all those who came to help! Mr.Franck Chantayan, Mr.John Kirby, Timmy Nguyen and James Lilly have all been participating in our earlier classes in making a differences in our students and in themselves as they continue to teach and volunteer. Thank you for the time and effort put in and continuing to support our USMA Family during this testing and the Thursday one!

THANK YOU to our judges Master and Dr. Moshe Adler, Master Robert and Maria Zavalakos. They continue to support and encourage our students during testing and really witnessing each student’s potential unfold.¬†We thank you¬†always being there for our students and being wonderful role models to them.

Belt and Certification Presentations will start Monday of the coming week during each of the classes. The exception is for Deputy Black Belt to 1st Dan. Their Belt will be coming later, because it is made for each individual with their full name, their new uniform and certification will be presented formal during their Black Belt Tea Ceremony in December.

Have a wonderful weekend!

Testing tomorrow at 6:30pm

Thursday, August 27th, 2015

Our adults will be testing tomorrow at 6:30pm. They have more requirements one step sparring, hapkisul, knife defense, nunchuks, jang bong, and sword-we ask they come early to have ample time to review and ask any last questions.

Their dedication will be evident tomorrow in their end result and we wish them the very best!

Congratulations and Thank you!

Thursday, August 27th, 2015

CONGRATULATIONS to all those who tested today! Especially to our two first time white belts. With each test, we know they will be louder and more confident! Also to our Deputy Black belt turning 1st Black belt after 6 months of waiting- Gloria Nguyen! Great form, emphasis on technique and perfecting her focus and attitude. Her brother Vincent Nguyen, 1st Dan Black Belt also testing and really polishing his skills and technique with each coming test, projecting confidence with each requirement piled on top of him!

Wonderful job! Our judges have stated that they have seen some wonderful progress (more confidence, better presentation, great attitude) in many students, others are under watch to witness their improvement in the next testing. If our students do not receive a call during the weekend, then that means they have passed their exam. However, our Grandmaster has emphasized, they will have a makeup testing even if a hurricane comes. ūüôā

THANK YOU to all those who came to help! Mr.Franck Chantayan leading the test as a role model with our grandmaster, Mr.John Kirby leading holding for targets and board breaking along with curriculum review, Mr. Charles Worsham organizing students and as an assistant judge, Timmy Nguyen and James Lilly helping in every aspect as needed of them (holding, fixing uniforms, encouraging them, reviewing requirements). Your presence inspires students to reach the point you have developed, and are still developing everyday. Thank you for the time and effort put in and continuing to support our USMA Family!

THANK YOU to our judges Master Robert and Maria Zavalakos. They have had a busy month with work and class, but were able to come and support our students during testing. Our Masters come voluntary to help our students whenever they can, along with our helpers. We thank you for continuing to view the progress of our students from one testing to the next and really help to inspire students to find the motivation in themselves to strive for their goals!

Belt and Certification Presentations will start Monday of the coming week during each of the classes. The exception is for Deputy Black Belt to 1st Dan. Their Belt will be coming later, because it is made for each individual with their full name, their new uniform and certification will be presented formal during their Black Belt Tea Ceremony in December.

We wish the best of luck to our adults on their 6:30pm testing tomorrow!

 

Testing is today at 5:30pm

Thursday, August 27th, 2015

The big day is here! Our first testing group today involves students from the 5:30pm and 6:30pm class! We wish them the best of luck. We ask our students to come in 20-30 minutes in advance for parking, stretching, to review their requirements and have them acquainted with testing protocol.

For our helpers and judges, please arrive 20-30 minutes in advance to help with the organizing of this test and helping students review their requirements! Thank you!

With all the hard work put in, we wish the best of each moment testing and to reflect on the hours and classes spent to prepare! Good luck!

 

One Week Away from Testing

Thursday, August 20th, 2015

It is one week away from testing and some of our students have qualified to receive their application forms! Congratulations!

If you have not already, we are still accepting students to attempt their pre-test qualification, however if students attend very close to the testing, they may not qualify; and will have to have a makeup testing or wait until the next upcoming test.

Good luck to everyone reviewing their requirements and curriculum. Practice makes hard effort pay off!

Here is a reminder of our schedule!

August 27th (Thursday): 

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

August 28th (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 are Preparing Students for Pre-testing

Wednesday, August 5th, 2015

We have started getting our students ready for testing with our Pre-test qualification of two black tips. Each class has their separate requirements based on age and belt level. We wish everyone the best of luck.

Here is a reminder of the schedule:

August 27th (Thursday): 

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

August 28th (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.

Testing End of this Month

Saturday, August 1st, 2015

It is that time again, we are having testing at the end of this month. We will be starting to pretest our students for their two Black Tips! We wish everyone the best of luck!

Here is the schedule:

August 27th (Thursday): 

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

August 28th (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.