Archive for October, 2015

Happy Halloween!

Saturday, October 31st, 2015

Yesterday our Master had dressed up as Leonardo the Ninja Turtle to inspire our students in the 5:30pm and 6:30pm classes. But our Grandmaster and Master wanted to emphasize the safety of halloween Trick or Treating:

  • Always be with a responsible adult who you know and trust.
  • Wear reflective clothing or carry a light.
  • Do not go into a strangers house.
  • Do not accept candy that has an open wrapper or something that should not be there.
  • Have an adult inspect your candy before eating it.
  • Be aware of the streets and cars around.

It is always better to be safe than sorry. See you in class in November!

One Week Away from Seminar and Happy Halloween!

Friday, October 30th, 2015

We wanted to wish everyone a Happy and Safe Halloween and also remind everyone that our seminar will be on Nov 7th from 10am-5pm at Yung Ho Martial Arts Center in Tampa. It is open to Brown Belts (Ages 13 and up) to Masters.

Here is a reminder of the address:

1303 E.Busch Blvd, Tampa, Fl. 33612

We hope to see you there!


Missed Class to Receive Your New Belt? Don’t fret!

Tuesday, October 27th, 2015

Missed out on Monday’s Belt Presentation? Don’t fret! We are presenting belts all this week, however as the week comes closer to Friday you will have to request them from Mrs.Chung in her office. See you in class and have a great week! Congratulations!

Belt Presentations Start Today!

Monday, October 26th, 2015

Belt Presentations start today! Between each one of our classes our students will figure out if they passed with their new belt and certificate presented to them! We wish the best of luck to all our students!

Congratulations to Our Adults and Thank You!

Friday, October 23rd, 2015

Congratulations to our Adults Testing! They did an excellent job and really showed improvement! We had some students who were not able to test on Thursday, from the 5:30pm and 6:30pm class, and they were truly amazing! They really boosted up our adults and showed everyone not to be underestimated for their size!

We would like to thank our helpers and Instructors for coming: Mr.John Kirby, Mr.Garen Kalender, Mr. Benjamin Beinhorn, Mr.Trevor, Mr.Brennen Dunn-Heimer. We really help with preparing the adults beforehand with their requirements, partnering up for one-step sparring, holding boards & targets, retrieving weapons, , and of course support. We thank all of you for all the time you have given out of your day to come help!

We like to thank Master Dr.Moshe Adler and Master Maria Zavalakos for coming to help and judge. Both Masters were impressed and see many potentials for becoming future Instructors and Masters. They are looking forward to the coming tests and seeing all the current group becoming black belts.

As always, if there is no phone call during the weekend, then the participants have passed. Otherwise there will be a scheduling of makeup testings. Belt presentations start Monday! See you next week and have a great weekend!

Testing for Adults is Today!

Friday, October 23rd, 2015

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

Good luck for tonight!

Testing was Excellent! Thank you!

Thursday, October 22nd, 2015

Testing was excellent today! Great turnout of students who qualified! There were many first-time students who did amazing! Special congratulations to Evan Priest for Deputy to 1st Dan Black Belt Testing! He did an amazing power break! Our Black Belts (Theo Nguyen, John Lacy, and Gloria Nguyen) had an impressive form and nunchuk style to them! May everyone keep going to achieving their goals.

Special thanks to our helpers Mr.John Kirby, Ms.Patricia Herrera, Ms.Ayanna Battle, and Mr.Tim Nguyen for supporting our students during their big day. They did an amazing job with organizing them, making them feel in their element, and assisting with holding targets & boards.

Also special thanks to our Master Maria Zavalakos who came directly from work to the testing! She was impressed by how much the students have improved since she has been present for each and every one of them.

We look forward to seeing the outcome for our adults tomorrow! As a reminder belt presentations will be on Monday and the continuation of next week during classes. May the odds be ever in your favor.

Testing is Today at 5:30pm!

Thursday, October 22nd, 2015

Testing is today! 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!

Reminder About Our Seminar!

Monday, October 19th, 2015

Here is a repeat reminder from an earlier post. We are having a Ko Am Mu Do Seminar to update our Instructors and Masters on the latest additions to our Curriculum on Saturday, Nov 7th. Some of our Instructors have fulfilled their hours and qualify for their Instructor certification and have been recommended to come. They will need to fill out an application and include 2 pictures (passport size) of themselves in their Dan level uniform to include  for their certificate. Please ask Mrs.Chung for applications and turn them in ASAP.

The location is at:

Yung Ho Martial Arts Center

1303 E.Busch Blvd, Tampa FL. 33612


The seminar will be from 10am-5pm.

Applications are $85 before Nov 4th and $95 afterwards. Lunch is included. All Ko Am Mu Do members who want to become a Instructor or Master are encouraged to participate! Ask Mrs. Chung for more information!

Testing is this Thursday and Friday

Monday, October 19th, 2015

Testing is this Thursday and Friday! Please submit your applications to Mrs.Chung in her office if you have not already. Good luck with your training.

Here is a reminder of the schedule:

October 22nd (Thursday): 

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

October 23rd (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.