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27
Nov

Musa Rank Promotion Test Requirements

Musa Rank Promotion Test Requirements

11/4/2017

The First Phase  Olympic Style Sparring One on one 3 round, Two on one 1 round
The Second Phase Street Fighting Technique  KwonBub(Hand Method) and KaakBub(Feet Method)
The Third Phase Sword Basic Cut part 1.2.3
The Forth Phase  Combination Course Speed Roundhouse Kick+Jumping Roundhouse Kick
Agility Blocks+Jumping Front and Roundhouse Kick in the air
15
Nov

New York State Governor’s Cup TaeKwonDo Tournament at Baruch College in Manhattan.

Jorge: 3rd place in Sparring

Luca: 2nd place in Sparring

Aleksandar: 1st place in Breaking, 2nd place in Sparring and poomse

Dominic: 2nd place in Sparring

Max: 2nd place in Breaking, 3rd place in Sparring

Davis: 2nd place in Sparring

Luke: 3rd place in Sparring

Eduardo: 1st place in Sparring and Breaking

Everyone did a great job:)

From Kwangtae Kim
14
Nov

Philosophy of Taekwondo


have been doing Taekwondo for 3 years. Every year be more fun and better than the last. When starting out, the first five belts have a word each that is the word for that belt, and they are called the five aims to achieve. You know all five at white belt but learn each one in depth as you go from white to blue belt. Although they seem like simple things, I have noticed plenty of instances in which people have failed to achieve these five aims. White belts learn Respect. Although it seems very simple it is the most difficult for many people. Whether it be road rage or people cutting in line at a breakfast shop, people tend to be Respectful. Respect has helped my to open up and realize my faults in situations that I am wrong and make adjustments to better myself from them. Yellow belts learn Humility. In sports there are athletes that continually are being called the best and are making other players seem irrelevant. They clearly lack the humility to be a respectful person to others. Although contradictory by saying this, I do believe that in all situation I am most humble. In situations that I do succeed I will pretend as though I haven’t, as I wait for peers to succeed as well. Orange belts learn Perseverance. Many of my friends will attempt studying for tests or work hard at training during off season, but I consistently see them resting. I see these faults in myself as well and attempt to fix them. Whenever I get lazy I will tell myself “on 3 you will get up, 1, 2, 3” and for the most part I do, and get back to work. Green belts learn Self Control. This is a very important thing to develop especially when getting older. If control is lost, the you will be viewed differently and perceived as not the right person to be friends with. Obtaining self-control has allowed me with stand from anger exposure and focus on the positives in situations. Blue belts learn Honesty. Honesty is a virtue that can make or break relationships with people of close friends. It is never a good idea to lie, because once you are caught, there is no going back, it will takes years to rebuild the friendship that had be broken. Taekwondo has helped my physicality, mentally stability, and work that needs to be done. With the consistent meditation at the end of each close I am able to free my mind and lose myself from reality to focus on my breath. Taekwondo is easily one of the best things to happen to me.

 

– Luke William’s(17 years old) Report of black belt test

Masters Bio

Taekwondo Master Yoo

Grand Master Yoo, JM

  • 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.

Master Carlos Stern

  • 4th degree black belt – Taekwondo
  • Master Stern is the first qualified Master to Graduate from the elite martial arts leadership SUSA program. He has placed in several state championships in sparring and forms. He has over 10 years teaching experience.