Archive for November, 2015

Back from Thanksgiving! New Floor!

Monday, November 30th, 2015

Our students, Instructors, and Masters came back from the Thanksgiving holiday to find a new floor set up! It is magnificently blue and in place thanks to our wonderful volunteers: Mr. Charles Worsham, Mr. Aldo Battle, Mr. Lucas M., James Lilly, Ayanna Battle, Anaya Battle! They did an amazing job and worked over the weekend to make it possible! Much sweat was involved in pushing the punching bags across the floor to air out any gaps and make it as tight and flat as possible!

Thanks to them we are celebrating the coming 2016 year with a wonderful foundation to do our training on! THANK YOU!

We Are Closed for Thanksgiving

Thursday, November 26th, 2015

We are CLOSED today and Friday for Thanksgiving. We hope everyone has a happy and safe holiday with family and friends.

We will see you back on Monday to workout off all the holiday feasting!

Reminder for this Week

Monday, November 23rd, 2015

We wanted to remind our USMA parents and students that we will be closed this coming Thursday and Friday in observance of the Thanksgiving Holiday. We wish everyone a Happy and Safe holiday! Until then we are training hard in anticipation of the resting weekend ahead!

Week Away Reminder!

Wednesday, November 18th, 2015

We will be closed next week for the Thanksgiving Holiday on Nov 26th (Thurs) and Nov 27th (Fri). All classes and private lessons will be cancelled in observance of this holiday. We wish everyone good luck in their holiday preparations!

Welcome Back! Nov and Dec Schedule!

Thursday, November 12th, 2015

We would like to welcome back everyone from the Veteran’s Day Holiday.

Currently we are under way with the Pre-testing for our last testing of the 2015 year. Some of our students started receiving their first black Tip. But if you missed class…no problem!!! We will be continuing Pre-testing for the remainder of November and December!

Here are some upcoming reminders:

Nov 26th (Thurs) and Nov 27th (Fri)- Closed for Thanksgiving

Dec 17th (Thurs) and Dec 18th (Fri)- Belt Promotion Testing

Dec 19th (Sat)- Belt Promotion Testing and Black Belt Tea Ceremony

Dec 21st (Mon)- Holiday Party/International Potluck Party

Dec 23rd (Weds)-Jan 3rd (Sun)- Closed for Winter Break

Jan 4th 2016 (Mon)- Reopen for Class


Closed for Veteran’s Day

Wednesday, November 11th, 2015

We are closed today in observance of the Veteran’s Day. All classes and private lessons are cancelled. We salute our Veteran’s and thank them for their service to our country.

See you in class on Thurs, Nov 12th.

Congratulations to our Certified Instructors!

Monday, November 9th, 2015

Over the weekend we had a seminar to update our Instructors and Masters on the modified KoAmMuDo curriculum. In our school, three gentlemen have fulfilled their teaching hours to qualify and have been awarded their instructor certification during class!

We congratulation Mr.Franck Chantayan, Mr.Charles Worsham, and Mr.Benjamin Beinhorn.

They had to submit a photo prior to the seminar for their certification. This certification makes the difference between aa 3rd Dan Black Belt and an Instructor.

On the same note, our Master Maria Zavalakos recertification herself as a Master by helping with instruction and also making note of changes.

We congratulate everyone on your achievement and wish you the best!!!

Ko Am Mu Do Seminar was Great!

Sunday, November 8th, 2015

Our KoAmMuDo Seminar from yesterday was amazing! We would like to thank our sister school (Yung Ho Martial Arts) for hosting this special event!

Also it was a pleasure seeing our Grandmasters altogether as they host each portion of the updated curriculum. Master Maria and several other of our Masters had the opportunity to help coordinate the training by assisting those around them.

The Seminar covered updates in the Ko Am series of beginner forms and the philosophy behind them. The was a review of hapkido basics, one step sparring curriculum review and changes, also weapons updates on form (Nunchuk and Jangbong).

We would like to congratulate everyone who attended this event from our school: Master Maria Zavalakos, Mr.Charles Worsham, James Lilly, Mr. Franck Chantayan, Brennen Dunn-Heimer, Benjamin Beinhorn, Raymond Kingsland, Seth Kingsland, and Ayanna Battle.

Hope everyone enjoyed and see you on class on Monday!



KoAmMuDo Seminar is tomorrow!

Friday, November 6th, 2015

We look forward to seeing our students at the seminar. It will be starting at 10am and we will be leaving the area by 6am. The seminar will last until 5pm, with lunch in between (lunch is covered). If you need any weapon rentals please let us know today, so we can accommodate you!

Here is the address:

1303 E.Busch Blvd, Tampa, Fl. 33612

If you have a question or need help Master Maria will be able to assist you during the seminar. We hope you enjoy!

Mark Your Calendars! Closed for Veteran’s Day

Wednesday, November 4th, 2015

We will be closed for Veteran’s Day on November 11th in observance of the holiday. All classes and private lessons will be cancelled for that day.