As many of you know, I help to put on a little event each year called, The New Hampshire Renaissance Faire (NHRF). Every May, for two weekends we put on this event to help raise money for the NH Food Bank & the Rockingham County Meals on Wheels. The last weekend is coming up! If you have nothing to do this weekend and want something fun and different to experience, NHRF might be just the thing! For more information (or even to buy tickets online) please visit www.NHRenFaire.com Hope to see you there!
Here is some important information for you all of you who are going to the tournament this weekend.
Bring cash. The entrance fee for spectators, food, etc., will be cash only. The entrance fee for spectators is $10 a person.
The viewing area for spectators is a 360-degree balcony around the gym/competition floor. There is no seating, so, you are all being encouraged to bring folding chairs/camping chairs so that you can sit if you would like. My apologies folks, I just found this out.
Families with children competing in the tournament should try to arrive by 11:30 am. Please remember, white uniforms (color belts) and black belt uniforms only. No shoes while competing.
Have a question? Call or text (preferred) at 603-703-1914
For more information about viewing the tournament and parking, please watch this video.
No classes today, Monday the 1st, and Wednesday the 3rd.
Looks like the YMCA has to cancel our Monday & Wednesday classes this week. They had some schedule issues, but I am not sure of more than that. We will do make-up classes for these cancelations during the interim for this session. Classes for this Friday are a go!
In addition, Friday, May 12th there will be no classes. This is due to the NH Renaissance Faire and set/preparation for it. For those of you who don’t know, I am on the board of directors for the faire and also a performer. Lots to do in the next couple of weeks. Those classes can be made up during the interim as well.
Tiger An’s Tournament
This weekend! Please come show your support for our students!
The NH Renaissance Faire is a family-friendly, educational, theatrical, and fantastical event held in gorgeous, Fremont, NH. Head over to our website to buy your tickets now! Tickets can also be purchased at the faire. Come join the adventure!
Hi there TKD family! I have some white TKD uniforms with our logo printed on the back (alternate version). These uniforms are $40 each and I have them in sizes: 0 – 4 (limited amounts). The sale of these uniforms is helping to pay for boards at the tournament. If you are interested please let me know I set them aside for you.
Sorry, the background color is a little off.
The U.S.TKD Olympic Championships tournament created by Grandmasters Richard & Eun Ha An, is coming up very fast! On May 7th, seven of our students will be competing in the breaking event and one in the poomsae event. Let’s make sure to wish our competitors good luck! They are Nathan, Adam, Sandy, Emeric, Draken, Rowyn, and Bradley. If you wish to cheer them on in person, please the details below.
The basics: Entrance fee for spectators = $10 (4 years old and under are free.) Address: University of Lowel Recreation Center 322 Aiken Ave. Lowell, MA
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.