Testing and More for March 2023

March 2023 Testing

Testing is fast approaching and we kicking butt in class getting ready for it! Just a reminder, testing will be held during everyone’s normal class times and locations. In June, I plan on doing our annual outdoor testing at the Goffstown Parks & Rec. which means Poomsae, Sparring, Self-Defense, and Breaking will done on a Saturday. But this testing will be small, so lets just keep it to normal times etc.

Quick reminder for parents and adult students. There is a small fee for testing to cover boards and belts. If you can, please hand that in with the testing forms. You can do cash, check, or use Venmo/Paypal and note what it is for and for who. Color belt testing is $15, while “refresher” testing (bodans and black belts only) is $10. Please and thank you!

Kids Self-Defense Videos:

For Beginner Kids (white belts to orange).

For Intermediate Kids (Orange belts to light blue).

For Advanced Kids (Light blue belts to Brown).

Please note that if a student is intermediate or advanced, they must know the beginner and intermediate techniques as well. For example: Intermediate students must know the beginner techniques in addition to their own. Also, students should be able to perform these techniques on both their right and left sides, when the techniques allows.

U.S. Olympic TKD Championships!
AKA The Tiger An’s Tournament

There is still time to participate in this event! Just let me know and we will get started with your training! We already have a few brave students who interested and starting to train to compete! One note is that this tournament is much bigger then I previously thought it was going to be. But Grandmaster Richard runs a smooth tournament and everyone always have fun. So I believe this will still be a great experience (win or loose) for all who compete and or help out.

Still not sure, no worries, just come and watch. Jumping into competition when you don’t know what to expect can be scary and not for everyone. Best thing to do is to come and watch while you cheer on the competitors. Let me know and I will give the info that you need.

Below are then links needed to sign up for the tournament whether as a competitor, judge/referee, coach, or volunteer. If you want to compete/judge/coach, please speak with me first so I can give you more details.

Class Cancelation Notice For 03/14/23

Parks & Rec. Students
Well, hopefully, this is the last time but classes are canceled for today due to the weather.  Please stay safe and warm everyone.  

I am in the process of editing the Kid’s self-defense videos and should have them sent out tonight or tomorrow via a different email/post.  The raw recordings do not have any audio for some reason and so I have to do voiceovers for each.  Sorry in advance folks.

Happy March Everyone!

Testing!

Testing will be at the end of the month, during the week of March 27th.  We will continue with finishing all of the tests during the week and at regular class times, with the first week of April being used for make-up testing.  I will be passing out the children’s stripe sheets this week so they can earn permission from parents and teachers.  Please get them back to me asap.

I wasn’t able to record the children’s self-defense techniques last week but will make sure to get them recorded, edited, and uploaded this week.

Friendly Reminder

It is now March, and tuition is due for our classes at the Goffstown Parks & Rec.  Also, this is the first week of the new session at the YMCA, if you haven’t signed up yet, please do that as soon as possible.  Thank you, everyone!

U.S. Olympic TKD Championships!
AKA The Tiger An’s Tournament

We are two months away from the U.S. Olympic TKD Championships in May, a tournament put on by Tiger An’s TaeKwonDo and the An family.  This tournament is a great intro to competing in TKD/martial arts, and I encourage all students to consider competing no matter their age or rank.  What would you compete with or in?  This tournament is for poomsae (forms) and kyukpa (breaking) only (no sparring).  Most of our younger beginner/intermediate students are encouraged to try breaking, while older students who have a good amount of poomsae experience could do either forms, breaking… or both!

I would love to have at least 5 or 6 competitors, a few black belt judges, and some black belt coaches.  If you are interested in competing and or helping out as a judge or coach, please let me know asap.  Also, if you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to ask. 

Below, I have listed links for more information about the tournament, as well as links for registrations etc.  Black Belts, do NOT register as a referee/judge or coach without speaking with me first.  There are many things to go over with those positions and I want to make sure you know what you are getting into.  

Before registering/signing up, please let me know first so we can talk about your interests in the tournament.  Those of you interested in competing, we need to start training this month, so please speak with me soon.

Let’s all have a great month!


Tiger An’s Tournament!

U.S. Olympic TKD Championships!

Grandmaster Richard An & family, have invited our school to participate in their annual Poomsae (forms) and Kyuk-pah (breaking) tournament.  This event is great for first-time competitors, as well as those who have more experience.  We would like to have at least 6 competitors from our school and a few black belts to be judges.  

If you are interested, please let me know right away, so we can start to prepare for the tournament ASAP. 

The tournament will be Sunday, May 7th, and held at the University of Lowell.  You can even meet the 2004 Olympic gold medalist, Daesung Moon!!  The demo team competition is always a lot of fun to watch as well!  

In addition to the tournament, Tiger An’s and Daesung Moon are holding a special Olympic TKD Sparring seminar the day before!  So if you want a chance to train with a few champions, that is a great opportunity!  

Classes Are A Go!

Hi there everyone, I’ve been given the “all clear” to work.  So I’ll be at the Parks & Rec tonight and the YMCA tomorrow.  Sorry about all the cancelations between the weather and my illness/injury (whatever you want to call it I guess), we’ve had a lot.

I am not moving too quickly and I am in a little bit of pain, but nothing I can’t manage with everyone’s help and understanding.  I am looking forward to seeing everyone!

Master Andy

Classes Canceled… again. :-(

No YMCA Classes Today 1/25/23

Just like last night, I have to cancel classes today/tonight January 25th, 2023.  My apologies everyone, but I need a little more rest. Hopefully, I am good to go for tomorrow and Friday.

Just so we are clear, this is not a Covid situation, but one just as serious for me.  Some of you might remember that years ago, back in 2012, I had Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT) in my left leg.  This time around, it’s my right leg, maybe it was jealous!  Thankfully we caught it before it got really bad, and the doctor is hopeful that I’ll be fine.

Please be looking for another newsletter, just in case.  Thank you for your understanding and again, my apologies for the missed classes.