Archive for March, 2015

Mark Your Calendars! We are CLOSED on Friday!

Monday, March 30th, 2015

We will be closed this Friday, April 3rd in observance of the Spring Holiday (Good Friday/1st Day of Passover). There is also a posting in our lobby’s bulletin board. We wish everyone a happy and safe holiday.


Here is the schedule for the upcoming test in April:

April 23rd (Thursday): 

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

April 24th (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.

Now We Shift Gears

Wednesday, March 11th, 2015

Testing is over and we are shifting gears to more technical defense exercises and drills. What we have covered recently involves break falling, rolling, sweeps, falling saves, knife defense, aikido basic locks, judo ground rotation locks on dummies, and weapons review. Granted some of our students are still going through makeup tests, but we are reviewing the curriculum and adding substitution moves at once. Each day has a different direction, and we encourage you to join us during different days to see what is in store.


We would like to remind our USMA families that we will be open next week during spring break, in case our students need to fulfill makeup classes. But if you are going on vacation, we wish you the best and will see you when you return! Have a safe and wonderful Spring Break!


Congratulations to Garen Kalender!

Monday, March 9th, 2015

Garen had executed his makeup testing last Friday, March 6th during the 7:30pm class. He did an excellent job and his breaking was flawless. To our junior students and adults, he is a wonderful role model and they look forward to seeing him when he comes in to help and teach. His attendance demonstrates his dedication, since he is in almost (if not) every night and up to speed with our curriculum. We are looking forward to him becoming one of our next Masters! Congratulations to Garen on his Black Belt 3rd Dan, 1st Gup testing!

Congratulations to Those Receiving Their Belts!

Tuesday, March 3rd, 2015

Congratulations to everyone receiving their belts starting yesterday in the presence of their family! Some of our students had to fulfill their power breaking requirements (Zachary Maher, Gloria Nguyen, Grace Beard, Raymond Budoff-Kingsland, and Mr. Franck Chantayan) and they had an excellent job! We encourage everyone to keep aiming in improving themselves and unlocking their full potential!

If you have not receiving your belt yet, come in during this week for your certificate and belt. See you soon!