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.


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!

Self-Defense Techniques for Kids

Here are links to the kid’s techniques for December 2022 testing.

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

Testing will be the week of December 12th.  I am not sure that we will be doing morning testing that Saturday (the 17th), but my guess is no.  Let’s plan on finishing up testing in class the week of the 12th and if need be the following week.  If you have any questions please email, message, text, or call.

The 2022 Costume Contest Winners!

As always, it wasn’t an easy job, but my wife and I picked our favorites.  We have four categories:  scariest, funniest, cutest/coolest, and best group picture. This year, only the winners will be getting prizes and those will be TKD-related (striking targets, uniform, TKD shoes, etc.).  I will be talking with all of the winners and their parents the next time I see them.

Next year we will do a Jack-o-lantern carving contest instead of a costume contest… or maybe in addition?  Guess we’ll see.  Anyhoot, thank you to everyone who participated this year, and congratulations to all the winners!

The winners!

Scariest = The mummy.

Funniest = Banana with a unicorn on its back.

Cutest/Coolest (this one was really hard) = Eleven.

Best group picture = Two ninjas protecting their younger sister from another warrior lol!

The Runner-Ups!

Runners up for scariest
= Ghoul/Death/Ghost of Christmas Future and spooky skeleton.

Runners up for funniest =Person being taken by an alien.

Runners up for cutest/coolest = Mr. Spock, Link, and Raggedy Ann.

Runners up for best group = Death & Link.

Reminders and Updates

YMCA Class Cancelations

Just a reminder that there be No Class on Monday, October 31st.  I hope that everyone who is trick-or-treating that day/night has a safe and awesome time!  Kids don’t forget to pay the “Parent Candy Toll”.

YMCA students should also take note that there will be No Cass on Wednesday, November 2nd.  The YMCA is having its formal reopening of the indoor pool and will be using Studio A.

Costume Contest Reminder!

There is still time to get your pictures in!  I took some great shots at the Kid’s Halloween Party and I’m looking forward to seeing all of those that get sent in.

Speaking of the Halloween Party, I wanted to give a huge Thank You to everyone who came!  It was a lot of fun and I hope you all enjoyed it!  Sorry if I was unable to chat, the kids and party keep me pretty busy.  Can’t wait for next year’s party!