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.

Class Cancelation for January 19th, 2023

The Adult Class is canceled tonight at the Goffstown Parks & Rec. due to the weather.  There will still be a kid’s class, but I ask that everyone be careful if you decide to come in.  I am at the P&R building and it is currently sleeting outside, and we know it’s just going to get worse.

Stay safe and warm everyone!

Ordered Uniforms for BB Tea Ceremony

For those of you who ordered new Black Belt Uniforms, they are on the way and will arrive today or tomorrow. I will bring them to the ceremony, so please be ready to get changed. However, it’s not a bad idea to bring another uniform (even one of our colored ones), just in case. I will also bring a few extra uniforms just case. I am pretty confident on them arriving soon though.

Just in case, I wanted to remind you all to arrive around 6pm please. I would like to start the ceremony at 6:15 or 6:30.

​If you haven’t decided on what you are bringing to the ceremony, please shoot me a message/text/email and I can help you decide. Also, for those of you who have Facebook accounts, you can check the pinned post on our Facebook page.

Looking forward to seeing everyone!

​Master Andy

Happy New Year & Black Belt Tea Ceremony

We are back to classes this week at both the YMCA Allard Center and the Goffstown Parks & Rec.  We will be starting our training for 2023 with basics.  After all, our “basics” (stances, blocks, punches, strikes, and kicks) are the most important thing we can train/practice.  Perfect for the start of a new year!

See you in class and Happy New Year!

Black Belt Tea Ceremony

This upcoming Sunday (January 8th) from 6 to 8 pm will be our annual tea ceremony for our black belts and their families.  There are many of you coming, but not a whole lot on our Pot Luck List.  Please text, email, and or message me what you will be bringing or if you have any questions. If you still haven’t let me know if you are coming to the ceremony, please do so soon, thank you.

For those black belts who can not attend this year, it will be sad not seeing you, but we all understand.  Hope will we see you next year!  Also, I will try to have the date for next year, a lot sooner.

Here are the basic details again:

  • Black Belt Tea Ceremony
  • Sunday, January 8th, 6 to 8 pm.
  • Special guest: Grandmaster Richard An
  • Full formal dobok required.  Otherwise semi-casual dress.
  • Goffstown Parks & Rec.
  • Pot luck after the ceremony, please bring something to share.

Tea Ceremony & Vacation Dates

Black Belt Tea Ceremony

Our 2023 Black Belt Tea Ceremony will be held at the Goffstown Parks & Rec, Sunday, January 8th, from 6 pm to 8 pm.  This event is for black belts and their families only and is a formal uniform event.  Black belts participating must wear a black belt uniform (white uniform with a black collar).  If you don’t have one or need a new one, please order one from me ASAP.  (Black belt uniforms are currently $55.)

Black belts, please let me know if you are coming one way or another.  You can email me, message me, text, and or call.  Please and thank you.

I will start the Tea Ceremony Pot Luck list on Facebook soon. Don’t use Facebook?  No worries, just email, text, or call me to let me what you can bring or for ideas.  I will take care of plates, napkins, and utensils.  If you have any questions or concerns please let me know.

On a fun and special note, Grandmaster Richard An will be attending our tea ceremony!  This is an honor for our school to have him attend and a great opportunity for those in attendance to me him.  Not only is he Grandmaster An’s son, but he was also the middle-weight United States champion, team collegiate middle-weight champion, and Pan American middle-weight champion in TKD!  An awesome chance to meet a true champ!

Quick Notes:

  • Bulsajo Black Belt Tea Ceremony
  • Sunday, January 8th, 2023
  • 6 pm to 8 pm  (The ceremony starts at 6:30 pm)
  • Arrival time for black belts is 5:45 to 6:15.
  • At the Goffstown Parks & Rec.


Winter Vacation

Our winter vacation will start December 24th (Christmas Eve) and end January 2nd, 2023.  Please mark your calendars.  I hope that you all have Happy Holidays and a very Happy New Year!

YMCA Classes Canceled 12/5/22

The YMCA Allard Center is closed tonight at the request of the fire department. I am not sure what happened, but during the first kids class the alarm went off, once they were done it was decided to just close for the night. I think it wasn’t anything so serious that there won’t be class on Wednesday. Please be sure to check back, call the Y, or check our page on FB. Sorry for the inconvenience everyone.

No Class on 11/29 and 11/30

Class Cancelation Notice

I am very sorry for the short notice everyone, but there will be No Class today (11/29) or tomorrow (11/30).  YMCA students can make up the missed class on another day at the YMCA or come to a class at the Parks&Rec.  Students at the Parks&Rec who only come on Tuesdays, you are welcome to make up your missed class on Thursday.  Again, my apologies for the short notice and any inconvenience this may cause.

Testing Reminder

Testing is the week of December 12th and will be held in class with no Saturday testing.  We still have the rest of this week and next week to get ready for the test. Please be sure to be practicing a little extra at home due to the missed classes.  Below are the links to the children’s self-defense techniques in case any of you missed them.

Beginner (for no belts to orange belts)
Intermediate (for orange to light blue belts)
Advanced (for light blue to brown belts)

Upcoming News

In December I will announce when our vacation time will be as well the Black Black Tea Ceremony date for all of our black belts new and old.  I do not think that I will be doing any special events for the rest of this year, but I do have plans to step up our game in the new year with more seminars, special training days, and an awesome TKD Tournament held by Tiger An’s TKD in Lowell, MA.  But more on all of that later, so please be on the lookout.

Lastly

Everyone, especially those who are planning on testing, has been working really hard and I appreciate that very much.  Thank you for your effort and keep up the good work, Sue-go!