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!

Halloween Party & Costume Contest!

Bulsajo Kid’s Halloween Party!

There will be no classes on Thursday, October 27th due to our Kid’s Halloween Party.  The party will run from 5:30 to 7:00 (possibly 7:30).  Kids can wear a costume (preferably something they can run and play in).  Parents, if you all could bring some treats to share that would be awesome!  I am not going to start a potluck list or anything, just bring whatever you like (please bring leftovers home with you).  I will supply plates, napkins, utensils, and cups.  I will also bring in some cider for either a cold or hot beverage! 

The kids can expect to be able to run around like crazy, play games (including dodgeball), and watch a short movie.  We traditionally watch “It’s the Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown”.  There will be a few awesome opportunities to take spooky pictures for fun or for our annual costume contest as well!  Cecil the dragon will also be there of course.  Don’t know who Cecil is?  Well, you’ll just have to come to meet him.  There might be a few other creepy guests this year as well. 

Bulsajo TKD Annual Costume Contest!

This contest is for ALL students, young and old.  Just take a picture of yourself, your kids, or your family in a costume and send it in.  Kids at the Halloween party can have their pictures taken for the contest while at the party.  All pictures must be in by midnight on Oct. 31st.  We’ll announce the winners by the end of the day on Nov. 2nd.

Please send your pictures to:  BulsajoTKD@gmail.com
Subject:  Costume Contest

The winners of the contest will get some awesome training gear!  Example prizes include striking paddles, TKD shoes, uniforms, sparring gear, etc.  Don’t need a new uniform or striking paddle?  No worries, we’ll figure out a cool prize for you!

If you have any questions about the party or contest, please let me know via email at BulsajoTKD@gmail.com, FB messenger, or Text/Phone call at 603-703-1914.

October News 2022

September Testing!

Just wanted to take a minute to tell everyone who tested, Congratulations!  You all did a great job and I am honored to have you all as my students.  Keep up the good work and get ready for the next test in December 2022!

Tiger An’s TKD Tournament

In early September we were invited to the Tiger An’s Poomsae & Breaking Tournament.  I was very happy to be invited and let Grandmaster Richard An know that we would try to get at least one competitor there, and we did!  Master Nathan, who trains at the Parks & Rec., decided it was time to give tournaments another go before he gets too busy.  He chose poomsae and worked really hard to improve his forms for the tournament.

 All of his work paid off and he won 2nd place in his division.  Congratulations Nathan and thank you for representing our school at the tournament!  I also want to say thank you to Instructor Jim who drove Nathan and me down to Tyngsboro!

The next tournament will be in March of next year, I would really like to have more of our students participate.  Tiger An’s create a fun environment for their tournaments which makes them a great first-time tournament!  So if you or your child is interested, we can start planning now.

Left to right:  Instructor Jim, Master Nathan, Master Andy

Halloween Party!

I am very happy to announce that we will have our annual Halloween Party again!  This year I am thinking that we will hold it in place of classes near the end of the month.  Currently, the tentative date is Thursday, October 27th.  What I am curious about however is what is a good time, I don’t want to make it too late for the kids.  Would 5:30 to 7:00 be a good time for kids?  After the kid’s party, I’m thinking a movie night for teens and adults could be fun.  If for some reason we can’t figure out a good time for a party, we can do a Halloween Family Movie night instead.  

Please let me know what you think!

We will still do a costume contest this year as well.  So if you can’t make the party/possible movie night, you could still send in pictures to enter the contest. 

That’s all for now, please be on the lookout for more information soon! 

Tiger An’s Tournament!

Had a great time at the Tiger An’s Tae Kwon Do tournament this last Saturday (Oct. 1st)! Thank you to the An family for the invite, thank you to everyone who helped run the event, and congratulations to everyone who competed! Thank you to Instructor Jim and Master Nathan who also helped out today, and a special congratulations to Master Nathan who took 2nd place in his poomsae division!

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.