Archive for December, 2012

Reminder! Closed for the Holidays!

Sunday, December 23rd, 2012

Just a reminder, we will be closed this coming Monday (Dec 24th) and Tuesday (Dec 25th).

However, there is class Wednesday (Dec 26th), Thursday (Dec 27th), Friday (Dec 28th) of this week. These will be the last classes of 2012. So get your workout right before the New Year!

Mark Your Calendars! Closed for the Holidays!

Saturday, December 22nd, 2012

Classes will be cancelled for Dec 24th, Dec 25th, Dec 31st and Jan 2nd in observance of the holidays.

Regular classes (including 4:30pm-5:30pm classes) will resume Wednesday Jan 2nd.

Enjoy your Holiday Break!

Holiday Schedule is up for the End of 2012!

Wednesday, December 12th, 2012

Our holiday schedule from now until Jan 2nd consists of:

5:30pm-6:30pm class (~4-7yrs)
6:30pm-7:30pm class (~7yrs-13yrs)
7:30pm-8:30pm class (14 yrs and up, adults)

4:30pm class has been cancelled until the New Year. We hope you enjoy your holiday!

Thank You to Everyone Who Came To Our Holiday Food Festival and To Those Who Helped!

Tuesday, December 11th, 2012

We thank all those who made this day so special to our USMA Families and students. Many thanks to all those who brought their potluck dishes and for their support to USMA!

Also to Grandmaster and Mrs.Chung for their wonderful coordination. Our Masters, many thanks, for helping to pass food or play with the children.

The kids were lucky enough to have Santa’s whole family come in and deliver presents. We hope you all enjoyed!

Congratulations to Those Who Received Their Belts Today!

Monday, December 10th, 2012

The students received their new belts today! Congratulations! If you were unable to come, your new belt and certificate will be given during class. Continue your hard work!

Black Belts had their tea ceremony and received their new uniforms. When taking part in this ceremony a Black Belt takes a pledge with their Martial Art Family to honor themselves, each other, and understand the responsibilities that come with holding a Black Belt. Their journey has just begun.

Congratulations to The Adults Who Tested Today!

Friday, December 7th, 2012

Everyone did their hardest and with vigor! With risk, there is greater chance for reward.

We had concrete breaking by Christian Jones (4th Dan Testing), Jeffrey Manning (4th Dan Testing), Drake Shutt (4th Dan Testing), Mrs.Thuy Shutt (3rd Dan Testing), and Mr.Jorge Mazariegos (1st Dan Testing)! Multiple board breaks were done by Alexis Durrance (3rd Dan Testing) and James Lilly (3rd Dan Testing)! Great job on all your hard work!

Congratulations to Our Students and the Demo Team of Dec 2012!

Thursday, December 6th, 2012

Congratulations to all those who tested for their new belts! We look forward to seeing how well the adults test.

Great job and special thanks to the December Demo Team: Jeffrey Manning, Christian Jones, Angel Lopez, Connor Ingham, Linda Levy, Jessica Nguyen, Garen Kalendar, Sebastian Kirby, Alec Prestoza, Arianna Norberto, and Cassandra Alegre! Gangnam style nunchaks, street fight, lightsaber battle blew the crowd away!

Special Event! Only in December for Black Belts!

Saturday, December 1st, 2012


This is an annual coming together of black belts to celebrate the rite of passage of new black belts. Also it is to reminds us the true meaning of being a Black Belt: its responsibilities, code to follow, respect, and what is next to come. This is all shared by tradition of passing tea from Grandmaster to student, then from student to their families in a bond of respect, promise, and appreciation. A type of graduation for the new and acknowledging past Black Belts and Masters who have also achieved their ranks and are welcoming new Black Belts to honor their code.

It will be held Monday, December 10th 6:00pm-7:30pm
For Black Belts and their families only…unless otherwise asked to come in and help.

***There will be a rehearsal for new Black Belts at 5:00pm with their uniforms.
***All Masters must participate.

Reminder! Belt Presentation and Black Belt Tea Ceremony is Dec. 10th!

Saturday, December 1st, 2012

There will be Belt Presentation, Monday December 10th, before the Black Belt ceremony.

If you have not received a call from KwanJangNim or the Masters, it means you have passed your testing. Come to receive your belt, December 10th at 5:00pm!

Come in uniform so you can wear your new belt formally to take pictures.

Mark Your Calendars! Our International Food Festival is Coming Up!

Saturday, December 1st, 2012


Mark your calendars!

Tuesday, December 11th 6:00pm-8:00pm

We invite you to bring delicious food that represents your background and diversity. Also, Santa Claus will be dropping in from the North Pole to share his joy, songs, and reward the good students who have done their best in class thus far.

We have a¬†sign-up sheet in Mrs.Chung’s office if you would like to bring food and guests. Santa letters and wishlists can be discussed with Mrs.Chung so that they arrive safely to the North Pole. Please let her know by Dec 5th, so we have enough food and presents for family, friends, and students!

Happy Holidays from USMA!