June 30th 10am to Finish.
Testing will be held at the Goffstown Parks & Rec as usual and starting at 10am for ALL students who are testing. This testing, we will not be separating the children and adult students. Also, all basics and self-defense will be tested during the week of the 30th. Testing on Saturday will be Poomse, Creative Poomse, Sparring, and Breaking.
The test itself should only take a couple of hours, 10am – 12pm. After testing will enjoy a short demo by our demo team followed by food and fun. Students will be allowed to wear dobok pants and a Bulsajo t-shirt instead of the normal full dobok. If you don’t have a Bulsajo t-shirt you can wear a Blank / Plain t-shirt in either gray, black, blue, red or yellow. Regular shorts will not be allowed, summer doboks are fine though.
Students should have sports sunblock, a towel, and plenty of water. Testing will, of course, be outside unless the weather does not allow it. That being said we will need a “Set Up Team” this year. We will be placing all of our puzzle mats out for use during the testing no matter the weather. This is a time consuming process for one person so a team of at least 5 people would be great! The “Set Up Team” would need to be there by 9am to set up mats and help with any other set up we may need. Those interested should speak to Master Andy.
Potluck! Be on the lookout for the sign up sheet! A list will be posted on Facebook as well a physical copy at each class. As always anyone who wants to participate in the water balloon fight should have something appropriate to wear. Everyone who plays must also help with clean up.
Any help cleaning up after the event will be very appreciated!
TaiJi Chuan Seminar
July 15th, 4pm – 7pm
On July 15th at the Goffstown Parks & Rec. from 4pm to 7pm, Bulsajo TKD will be hosting a special guest. Master Roger Whidden of Whidden’s School of Fitness will be coming up to teach a Tai-Ji Chuan seminar for us. Those who took the seminar the last time enjoyed themselves and we believe everyone will again.
What is it?
Tàijíquán; ???, is an internal Chinese martial art practiced for both its defense training and its health benefits. The term taijirefers to a philosophy of the forces of yin and yang, related to the moves. Though originally conceived as a martial art, it is also typically practiced for a variety of other personal reasons: competitive wrestling in the format of pushing hands (tui shou), demonstration competitions and achieving greater longevity. As a result, a multitude of training forms exist, both traditional and modern, which correspond to those aims with differing emphasis. Some training forms of tàijíquán are especially known for being practiced with relatively slow movements.
Today, tai chi has spread worldwide. Most modern styles of tai chi trace their development to at least one of the five traditional schools: Chen, Yang, Wu (Hao), Wu and Sun. All of the former, in turn, trace their historical origins to Chen Village. (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tai_chi)
We will be learning Yang Style. Master Roger is a disciple of Grandmaster Yang, Jwing-Ming the founder of YMAA (Yang’s Martial Arts Association) and a highly respected master in Chinese martial arts.
Who can attend? This is a great experience for anyone 12 and up! No previous experience in martial arts is needed! 🙂
Pricing: Sign up by June 3oth = $30. Sign up by July 6th = $40. Sign up the week of = $50.
Sign up and pay before July 1st and get an additional $10 off your total cost for event!
For further information please speak with Master Andy.
Let’s make use of our new mats! We will be holding a Basic Knok-bok (falling) seminar on April 14th from 10am-1pm at the Goffstown Parks&Rec. 10am-11am will be used for children students and 11:30am-1pm for adult students. What does falling mean for us? It means training ourselves to fall in such a way to cause as little to no damage as possible. Falling practice helps us for regular mundane falls as well as when an opponent throws us. Cost for the event is $10 per student.
On April 21st we will hold what is basically part two of the falling seminar: Basic Takedowns and Throws Seminar. The time slots will be the same as the above. However, in order to attend this event, you must have participated in the falling seminar. Students will put their falling practice to the test while learning how to do maneuvers like the leg hawk, reverse leg hawk, hip toss, “over hook” and “under hook”. Cost for this seminar is $20 per student.
I have a sign-up sheet for both of these seminars as well as a sign-up sheet for those interested a Taiji seminar and a field trip to the Knights Hall.
GOFFSTOWN PARKS&REC STUDENTS
Classes are canceled for today March 13th 2018, due to weather. Please stay safe and warm. 🙂
Kids remember to help with snow removal 🙂
Classes are a GO for the Parks&Rec today. 3/8/18.
As always please use you own judgement. Be safe, be warm. Otherwise you can do both of those in class! 🙂
Classes for today March 7th, 2018 are canceled due to impending storm.
Stay safe, stay warm.
No classes today (02/07/2018) at the YMCA due to the weather. YMCA students who are missing class today, please remember you can do makeup classes at both the YMCA and Goffstown Parks & Rec.
Be safe everyone!
February 24th 10am – 1pm
What is Poomse (poom-say)? A sequence of movements including blocks, attacks / counter attacks and stance work. What is it used for? Simply put it is used to improve our basics and further our understanding of martial arts.
Do you need help with your new form? Are you feeling rusty with your forms in general? Or perhaps you want to fine tune them? Well that is exactly what this training is for!
This seminar is broken up into three separate one hour long training sessions and will be held at the Goffstown Parks&Rec:
10am-11am = Black belts poomse seminar. (For black belts who already know all of their TaeGeuk forms.) Refresh forms, learn or practice current form as well as learn tips on how to teach forms to others.
11am-12pm = Adult poomse seminar. Refresh forms and or learn more of their current ranking form. All gup (color belt) ranks.
12pm-1pm = Kids poomse seminar. Refresh forms and or learn more of their current ranking form. All gup (color belt) ranks.
Students who wish to attend will need to sign up with Master Andy as well a pre-pay for the seminar. Cost = $10 per student. Black belts who stay to help may attend seminar for free.
|Family Movie Night!
March 10th from 6pm-9pm we will be holding a family movie night at the Goffstown Parks&Rec. Currently we are leaning towards showing The Last Dragon, an action comedy filmed in 1985 (rated PG-13) or The Princess Bride. Master Andy is open to suggestions. This event is $5 per person or $10 per family.
We will provide the space and the movie, please bring your favorite snacks and drinks with you. If you are interested or if your family is interested please sign up and pre-pay with Master Andy before or after class. Thank you!
|March Belt Testing
March 31st at the Goffstown Parks&Rec we will be holding our first test of this new year! 10am-12pm is for children students and 1pm-3pm is for adult students. Please remember to wear your full uniform if you have one. As we get closer to this date, Master Andy will send out more information and reminders.
|Falling Seminar &
Basic Takedowns and Throws Seminar
Let’s make use of our new matts! We will be holding a Basic Knok-bok (falling) seminar on April 14th from 10am-1pm at the Goffstown Parks&Rec. 10am-11am will be used for children students and 11:30am-1pm for adult students. What does falling mean for us? It means training ourselves to fall in such a way to cause as little to no damage as possible. Falling practice helps us for regular mundane falls as well as when an opponent throws us. Cost for event is $10 per student.
On April 21st we will hold what is basically part two of the falling seminar: Basic Takedowns and Throws Seminar. The time slots will be the same as the above. However, in order to attend this event you must have participated in the falling seminar. Students will put their falling practice to the test while learning how to do maneuvers like: the leg hawk, reverse leg hawk, hip toss, overhook and underhook. Cost for this seminar is $20 per student.
As we get closer to this event, Master Andy will send out reminders as well as start a sign up and pre-pay list.