YMCA Class Update for 9/16/22

YMCA Students!

Last Friday and earlier this week, I let you know that we would not be having class tomorrow, September 16th.  Plans have changed and Class Is Back On!  I look forward to seeing everyone in class tomorrow who would normally go to class on Friday.  

You may have gotten a phone call from the YMCA already letting you know.  I am sorry this is the soonest I was able to get this newsletter/post out.

Anyhoot, see you in class!
Master Andy

PS:  There is still a bit of time to sign up and get ready for the Tiger An’s In-House Poomsae and Breaking Tournament!  Just let me know!

September News 2022

September Testing!

When and where?
Testing will be in our normal scheduled classes at both locations during the week of, September 26th.  Now normally we would have forms, sparring, and breaking being done on that Saturday (Oct. 1st); however, there is a chance that we will finish testing in class during the week.  This is because we have been invited to participate in Tiger An’s In-House Tournament.  This will only be the case if we have enough interest in the tournament, if not, we will test at the Goffstown Parks&Rec as normal.

Tentative schedule for “Part 2” testing on October 1st.
Kids testing = 10am
Adult testing = 11:30am

More information on the tournament will be below.

Kids Self-Defense Testing Techniques.

Here you go, everyone!  The kid’s techniques for September testing.  A big thank you to Instructor Jim for helping me to record them… again.

Kids Beginner
Kids Intermediate
Kids Advanced

Tiger An’s In-House Tournament!

For anyone who is interested, please let me know ASAP!  You would have to start training for this right away, not to mention register.  If we have at least 10 students interested / training for this, we will finish up testing during the week and not use that Saturday.

As you can see from the poster below, this is a Non-Sparring tournament, which makes it a great intro competition!  The An family puts on great tournaments, and if we can’t make this one, we will try to make the next one.  So for those of you who are interested in competing, but feel like you do not have enough time to get ready, we can put together a special training regimen for the next tournament! 

Tuition Reminder

Just a friendly reminder that it is now September and tuition is due at the Parks & Rec.  YMCA students should still be able to sign up for classes at the YMCA.  I believe we are going into the Fall 1 session.

Second Test Results

My second test results were negative. I will continue to wear a mask in our classes, of course,  we all know how this thing can be.  But otherwise, we are good to go.

Also, my last newsletter was sent out with the wrong Bulsajo email, so if you emailed a reply via the newsletter I did not get it, my apologies.

Important Heads Up

A Heads Up

My apologies for getting this newsletter/post out only now.
I will be wearing a mask in class due to being exposed to Covid last night.  I am feeling fine and have high hopes that I did not catch it… but we all know how this thing can be.    I will test tomorrow and let everyone know the outcome; otherwise, it’s class as normal.  For YMCA students who also may have been exposed, I called and spoke with a parent and or left a message (The YMCA might also contact you).

Speaking of Class

This is the last week of the Summer Session classes at the YMCA.  There will be a long interim during this time.  Sign-ups start August 22nd and the Fall One Session starts September 6th.  This long break is hard on all students, especially children.  So all YMCA students are welcome to come to the Goffstown Parks&Rec on Tuesday or Thursdays for make-up.  

Please Note!  We have only ONE children’s class at the P&R and it is at 5 pm.  The Teen/Adult class starts at 7:30 pm instead of 7 pm.  Also, the P&R does not have AC, so be ready to sweat. 

Obviously, if I test positive and or develop symptoms, classes will be canceled until I am all healed up.  But let us hope that doesn’t happen!

No More Virtual Classes

No More Virtual Classes

Our virtual classes were going pretty strong up to a few months ago but now might get one or two students per week.  Due to this, I have decided to end our Virtual Classes starting this month, August 2022.  This is just a reminder that Virtual Classes are no longer an option.  I hope to see everyone in our classes at the YMCA or Goffstown Parks & Rec.!

One More Reminder

A friendly reminder to Parks & Rec. students that is now August and tuition is due.  Please and thank you!

July News 2022

June Testing Results

June testing went really well and everyone who participated did an awesome job!  We even added two new 1st-degree black belts and one 2nd-degree black belt!  Now I could just say congratulations to everyone, but I thought I would teach everyone the Korean word for victory instead.


Also, I wanted to say Thank You to our instructors and masters who help grade the students at testing.  Great job gentlemen!

Virtual Classes

Starting in August we will no longer be offering virtual classes.  It has worked very well for us, but this last month or so I’ve only had one or two students using them, so I think it’s safe to say we are done with them.  I may keep our zoom account running in case we need it again for class cancelations or virtual events though.

Park & Rec. and Masks

Masks are no longer needed to train at the Parks & Rec., and we are relaxing on other Covid precautions as well.  However, if you wish to wear a mask, you certainly can and no one will stop you or say anything about it.  I do ask that if you or your child feels ill in any way, skip class and stay home.  If you just had Covid and are in the “wear a mask for a week phase”, do exactly that, or better yet, don’t come to class that week.

Please think of others and be better safe than sorry, thank you.


Next month we will start contact sparring for kids!  Sparring will be optional for orange belts and up; however, I highly recommend it for any student who is allowed to do it (no belts to yellow belts are not allowed to do contact sparring).  If you need sparring gear for yourself or your child, please speak with me to ensure you get the proper equipment for our classes.  I have a good amount of sparring gear that has been given back to me, this equipment is free to students in need of gear.

For those of you who have gear that no longer fits, why not give it to me so I can give it to eligible students?  If you have already given me old equipment, thank you!!  You rock!


Our website has been back up and running for a little while now, if you haven’t had a chance to check out its new look and layout please do.  I might be making some small changes to it here and there, but I am pretty happy with it for now.  If you know another student/student’s family who is not part of our mailing list, please let them know to head on over to our main site and sign up.  It’s Free!


We still have some performance hoodies in stock for those who want one.  They are on sale for $25!  Some of you might think these are normal hoodies (sweatshirt material etc), but they are much thinner than a regular hoodie and make a great workout shirt.  Please let me know if you are interested.

More adds and changes

Hi there everyone,

I’ve updated the downloads/links and changed up the old “For Students” to be “For Color Belts” and “Bodan / Dan”. It was a bit cluttered the other way. I added a page about our weapons class and a general Bodan / Dan page.

What do you all think of the layout and theme? I’m not sold on it… might do some tweaking here and there.

Anyhoot, just wanted to let you all know.

Master Andy

Hello Everyone!

Our new site is up! Munsay!

A couple of notes:

  1. None of the downloads work currently, but I will get on that ASAP.
  2. The Virtual Class links are now under Lessons/Classes in drop down menu. (Also, I’m not sure how much longer we will continue with virtual classes, but I will let you all know when that is going to change.)

That’s it! Hope you like the new look!