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Per your request: Korean Terminology Sheet-- any other requests?

KoreanTerminologyPDF.pdf here is the pdf which will be easier to…

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Added by MeLisa Turcott Strongheart on March 7, 2019 at 2:52pm — 2 Comments

Uniform Etiquette

How to fold, and put on your uniform:

In martial arts -- there are traditions and rituals associated with the wearing, and tying of the belt and the uniform.  There are many reasons stated from different instructors, master’s and sensei about how these traditions have…

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Added by MeLisa Turcott Strongheart on February 28, 2019 at 4:11pm — 2 Comments

Tia's Community Service and Project! Random Bags of Kindness

Random Bags of Kindness is something the kids and I have been doing for a while but have ramped up production for the black belt project.  We fill ziplock bags with items for homeless persons and keep them in the car to hand out…

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Added by Tia Mikols on February 28, 2019 at 4:08pm — No Comments

Valentine Parents' Night Out!

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Added by MeLisa Turcott Strongheart on February 6, 2019 at 4:39pm — No Comments

BE AWESOME! Mid-Winter Break Camp 2019

Learn kicks, tricks, and combos!  A cool Demonstration Form, Trick Battles, and Kick Competition!  Also awesome character training:

Build AWESOME POWERS:  Be unique, stand out, show respect to self and others.  Build friendships, build confidence, and…

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Added by MeLisa Turcott Strongheart on January 21, 2019 at 3:30pm — No Comments

Community Service Project

For my leadership project I spent a week in Oregon with my Youth Group doing various service projects. One being Project Transformation, a literacy program for at risk elementary school kids. During this project, we helped younger kids read a choice book. We would encourage them to sound out words themselves and participated in other activities that helped the kids focus and learn. In addition, w e cleaned books at The Children’s Book Bank; a place for donated books to be examined,…

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Added by Kamia Mikols on January 15, 2019 at 8:41pm — No Comments

What kind of black belt will I be?

I hope to be the kind of black belt that someone of any rank can feel comfortable around. I know that when I first started, black belts looked intimidating and I was terrified of messing up in front of them. I want to be a black belt that makes others feel confident and strong. Encouraging them to not be afraid to reach their own goals. This way, they can continue practicing and pass along the advice and lessons they’ve learned on their journeys to others as well.

Added by Kamia Mikols on January 15, 2019 at 8:27pm — No Comments

Goals for Training and Learning as a Black Belt

Upon receiving my black belt, I would want to continue training to improve my flexibility, endurance, confidence, and focus. I would also want to become more precise in doing my forms and in sparring. Practicing Martial Arts has provided me with skills I never thought about seriously. Such as, knowing I can defend myself in an unwanted situation. Although it’s nice to feel safe, my main reason to keep practicing is because I simply enjoy it. Taking part in a physical activity is what I do to…

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Added by Kamia Mikols on January 15, 2019 at 8:26pm — No Comments

My Living Heroes

Katherine Johnson is an African-American mathematician whose work as a “computer” at NASA resulted in the first U.S. manned space flights. “Computers” were women who performed calculations by hand with pencil and graph paper. This often took more than a week to complete and filled numerous notebooks with data and formulas. In 1962, Johnson did…

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Added by Kamia Mikols on January 15, 2019 at 8:19pm — No Comments

Great Way to Spend MLK Day!

Added by MeLisa Turcott Strongheart on January 7, 2019 at 4:00pm — No Comments

Family Class More Than Fun!

EXPLORING FAMILY TAEKWONDO AND ATTENTION DEFICIT DISORDER

Abstract (summary): Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder is the most common condition in children worldwide. Families are often challenged by the condition and some are utilizing family Taekwondo as a tool to manage unwanted symptoms.

The purpose of this qualitative research study was…

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Added by MeLisa Turcott Strongheart on December 19, 2018 at 10:30pm — No Comments

Check These Out! Board Breaking

These are videos from the last test!  Congratulations to all the Red belts, and Blackbelts who passed their tests in October 2018!

The videos can be found in the "video" area on this page.   Here is the link:…

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Added by MeLisa Turcott Strongheart on November 7, 2018 at 2:16pm — No Comments

Pass this is on...so excited for the halloween party this year

Added by Claudia Vlcek on October 22, 2018 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Recomendation Letter - Simona Lioy

I believe Marcello is a good candidate for a black belt promotion because of his hard work, dedication, and respect for the art. One quality of his that I admire and especially stands out is his ability to make a commitment and stick to it. This journey has had its…

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Added by Marcello Lioy on October 15, 2018 at 8:00pm — No Comments

Recomendation Letter - Becky Haruyama

Dear Grandmaster Strongheart and Master Wells,

I am writing to you with the highest…

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Added by Marcello Lioy on October 15, 2018 at 8:00pm — No Comments

Community Service Project - Vera Project

For my community service volunteered at the Vera Project.  Vera is an all-ages volunteer-fueled music and arts venue, and its mission is to fuel personal and community transformation through collaborative, youth-driven engagement in…

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Added by Marcello Lioy on October 14, 2018 at 9:30pm — No Comments

Goals for future training and learning as a new black belt

My primary goal upon receiving my black belt is to continue to train regularly; I greatly enjoy it, as it pushes me both physically and mentally.  One area that I feel I need to focus on is sparring – that is the most challenging aspect of the training for me.  I have a tendency to…

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Added by Marcello Lioy on October 7, 2018 at 11:00am — No Comments

What Kind of Black Belt will I be?

I would like to be an approachable black belt, one that other students are comfortable coming to for help. I feel I have much to give as I have struggled through (and continue in many cases to struggle with) various techniques, or aspects of the forms and have noticed others struggling…

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Added by Marcello Lioy on October 7, 2018 at 11:00am — No Comments

Marcello's Living Heroes

My mother is someone I greatly admire; not only did she teach me to value tolerance, and judge people for who they are and not where they are from or what they look like, but she was also quite successful on her own terms.  My mother worked for various non-governmental organizations working in…

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Added by Marcello Lioy on October 7, 2018 at 10:30am — No Comments

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