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Black Belt Hopes and Dreams

Posted by Mithril Hugunin on July 17, 2015 at 9:55pm 0 Comments

1. What are my goals upon having reached black belt for my future training and learning?

Well, as a black belt I will probably start focusing more on training the lower belts. However, I still hope to improve in technique and endurance, and learn the new forms and self defenses. If I pass, then I can also help the many deputy black belts reach their goals. In general, I will try and keep learning and helping others learn regardless of belt.

2. What kind of black belt…


My Five Living Heroes

Posted by Mithril Hugunin on June 29, 2015 at 3:46pm 0 Comments

1. Parents! They have put up with me for so many years, and made sure I could work toward goals. Having them guide me toward productive uses of time has given me many skills that may prove to be useful. I can always rely on them to be honest and tell me how to improve.
2. My paternal grandparents were also a major influence on me growing up. Their sense of humor and fun can always make me smile; enjoying yourself is just another part of staying healthy.
3. Hannah…

Bullying education from a kid

Posted by Krista Wells on June 10, 2015 at 3:37pm 0 Comments

Counselor in Training Program

Posted by MeLisa Turcott Strongheart on May 18, 2015 at 8:00pm 1 Comment

We have had a lot of questions regarding our training for future camp counselors --- our Counselor In Training Program -- so thought we would pass on the info here.   If you are interested in finding out more, or to see if your "tween" or teen, is appropriate for the program please feel free to contact…


A breif overview of Tae Kwon Do Sparring Rules

Posted by Krista Wells on May 14, 2015 at 9:30am 0 Comments

We have recently had some questions about the sparring rules so I thought that I would quickly go over them. 

Here’s the basic rules:

 You can kick with any part of your foot below your ankle

 Only punching with a clenched fist and kicking are allowed in sparring.  No other techniques are allowed.  That means no sweeps, no mixed martial arts etc.

You can kick to two places.  Your opponent’s chest protector (hogu) or head

You can punch your opponent's…


Mercer Island Martial Arts Belt Meanings

Posted by Claudia Vlcek on April 28, 2015 at 2:52pm 0 Comments

I have had several students ask about the meanings of the belt, so here you go:


Is the first belt, represents a beginning, a purity and a lack of knowledge of the Martial Arts


Represents growth and exploration.  Now we see the need for more knowledge and dynamic techniques.


Represents the trees, the roots are now firmly planted and we reach up into the sky for light and greater…




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