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19
Jul

2016 August HST Training — Mt. Taurus Hiking

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2016 August HST Training – Mt. Taurus Hiking

• Time & Date: 7:00 am, Sunday, August 7th 2016*
• Meeting Place: Yoo’s Martial Arts, Tarrytown
• Destination: Mt. Taurus
Cold Spring, NY (~45 min. from Tarrytown)
• Total hiking distance: 4.5 miles
• Total hiking time: approx. 3 hours

Items to bring in backpack:
– 1 bottle of water and 1 bottle of Gatorade- 1 big beach towel
– Tissues and snacks
– Insect repellent (Off! or similar)
– 1 extra T-shirt

How to prepare for August HST?
– Practice 5 min. of Jigaam** training every night before going to bed
(**refer to Susa to become Apprentice booklet)
– Parents: please note that you are welcome to join SUSA son/daughter for hiking

• Trail Guide and trainer; Grandmaster Yoo and Chun Shim HyunSaNim

** Important: SUSAs must confirm attendance by 8/5/2016 for car pool arrangements **

13
Jul

Advice Before You Test For Your Taekwondo Black Belt

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If you are preparing for your black belt in Taekwondo, you can trust your instructors will let you know when you are ready. On the day make sure that you give each form, punch and kick 100% focus and have faith that you will be fine on the day. However, it is important to realize that this is going to be a very difficult test, but the results far outweigh the negative aspects of the day. Below are a few tips for preparing for the day:
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12
Jul

YMA New Master Rank System

YMA New Master Rank System

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– HyunSaNim
Master (4th Degree and up) who achieved Susa Chief

unnamed (2)
– SaBumNim
Master who achieved 4th degree black belt without achieving Susa Chief

Masters Bio

Taekwondo Master Yoo

Grand Master Sung Keun Yoo

  • 7th Degree Blackbelt in Tae Kwon Do
  • 4th Degree Blackbelt in Hapkido
  • 4th Degree Blackbelt in Kum Ye Do (Swordsmanship)
  • 3rd Degree Blackbelt in Judo
  • Graduate of Yong In University, Korea (major in Tae Kwon Do and Physical Education)
  • Korean Tigers Demonstration Team and Self Defense Coach
  • World Tae Kwon Do Championships, Demonstration Coach 1993 Madison Square Garden
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Master Kwang Tae Kim

  • 5th degree black belt – Tae Kwon Do.

Master Kim is a graduate of Kei Myung University, South Korea and was a member of their demonstration team. He regularly competes internationally and has won Tournament Champion.

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Master Drew Vanover

  • 5th degree black belt – Tae Kwon Do
  • 4th degree black belt – Kum Ye Do

He is a two time Hong-Ik Tournament Champion and New York State Champion. Most recently he earned the 2011 Bronze medal at the US Open. He is a World Tae Kwon Do Federation certified Master with over 15 years teaching experience.

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Master Joe Lipman

  • 4th degree black belt – Tae Kwon Do

Master Joe has continued his training at the Yong-In University Sparring Team Training in South Korea. He regularly competes in National and State tournaments and holds a bronze medal in the Yong-In University Presidential Cup.

Master Patrick Malonso

Master Patrick Malonso

  • 5th degree black belt – Taekwondo
  • Master Patrick has continued his training at the Yong-In University Sparring Team training in South Korea. He regularly competes in National and State tournaments and holds a Gold medal in the Yong In University Presidental Cup.