Archive for August, 2016

Upcoming Dates to Watch For

Wednesday, August 31st, 2016

Monday, September 5th – Closed for the Labor Day weekend, we will reopen on Tuesday.

Saturday, October 1st– KoAmMuDo Referee seminar. Please obtain an application from Mrs.Chung. More information coming soon.

Sunday, November 5th-Our Annual KoAmMuDo Competition in Tampa. More information coming soon.

Missed the Belt Presentation, No Problem!

Tuesday, August 30th, 2016

Congratulations to everyone who received their new belts and certificates yesterday!

If you were not able to attend class today for the Belt Presentation, we will be still presenting belts for the rest of the week! After Wednesday, please request them from Mrs.Chung office so we can provide you with your belt!

See you in class!

Belt Presentations Start Today!

Monday, August 29th, 2016

Belt Presentations start today (Monday, August 29th) during each class! We congratulate everyone on their success. After this week we will be shifting from work hard to play hard with many drills, techniques, weapon, and high cardio activity! See you in class!


Congratulations to our Adults!

Friday, August 26th, 2016

Congratulations to our Adults Testing. This was an interesting testing in that we had students from 5:30pm, 6:30pm, 7:30pm testing at once from different levels. Sometimes, when different ages groups test it can seem intimidating. However all our students demonstrated encouragement towards each other and great energy.

We would like to congratulate our Black Belts from 6:30pm class (Alan, Nicholas, John, Raymond, Seth, Gloria), also Elena from the 5:30pm class who just transferred to 6:30pm, our new White Belt in the 7:30pm Christina, our Deputy Black Belts (Ayanna, Anaya, Lucas) with their power break, our Black Belts (Brennen, Silke, Frederick, Francis) and 4th Dan (Benjamin). Of course we congratulate everyone though you never forget your first testing, your Deputy, and your increasing Dan testing (especially if you break concrete).

We thank all of our instructors and volunteers for your constant support: Mrs. Thuy Shutt, Mr. Franck Chantayan, Mr .John Kirby, Mr. Charles Worsham, and Matthew Grabasch. Your presence inspires others in many ways, not only by the belt around your waist but your essence of caring for others and surpassing your limitations.

We thank our Masters Robert and Maria Zavalakos who like our many parents were impressed with all of our students and encourage them to keep reaching higher in every step they take. Our parents made a speech on how they see their son or daughter and how far they have come. The evidence is clear.

Belt presentation will be during classes starting on Monday. We hope all of you have a great weekend!

Congratulations to Our Students!

Thursday, August 25th, 2016

Congratulations to our students who tested today including our first time white belt and orange belt; also to our returning students improving themselves with each testing. Each persons dedication and hard work becomes evident when testing-the way they hold themselves under pressure. This confidence improves with each coming test and makes the journey of the individual.

We want to thank our parents, relatives and guest for coming to support our students. Also thank our volunteers and instructors- Mr.Franck Chantayan, Mr.John Kirby, Mr. Charles Worsham, and Lucas Maltese for helping with encouraging our students simply by being there for them. Our students, masters and Grandmaster recognize and appreciate your hard work.

We also want to thank Master Maria Zavalakos for judging during our testing. She overlooks our students on a daily basis but was impressed with the focus of some of our students in a testing environment versus regular class time. Of course, there can never be too much yelling. She is very proud of each person’s progress on their journey, and encourages to keep going-not for just becoming a Black Belt but a better person.

Tomorrow we are having adult testing and some higher belts from the 6:30pm class. We wish them the best of luck! Belt Presentation will start during class on Monday.

Testing is Today!

Thursday, August 25th, 2016

Testing will be today, August 25th (Thursday) from 5:30pm-7pm for the earlier classes. We wish everyone the best of luck!

Classes are cancelled during testing time. Testing is in formal attire, including our uniform jacket and not our T-Shirts.

We ask our volunteers and Masters to come 20-30 minutes beforehand to help our students review their requirement. Students we ask you to come the same time because of parking and also to have a chance to warmup.

If you have any questions, please ask Mrs.Chung. Good luck everyone!

One Week Away From Testing

Friday, August 19th, 2016

Testing is one week away! We are excited for our students passing their pre-testing requirements and receiving their black tips! Keep up the great work!

Here is a reminder of the schedule!

August 25th (Thursday): 

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

August 26th (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.