Dear Students & Parents,
Classes are going well and everyone is training diligently. It can be hard with so many summer activities, so include training on your list of priorities and you will see results.
I would like to congratulate Kassidy Barram, Kristi Brockschmidt, Ashley Petrie, and Chela Reyna on their promotions to first-degree black belt. They have worked hard and shown dedication and perseverance.
There will be an archery and knife throwing clinic on Saturday, July 29, at the Kuk Sool Outdoor Training Center. Session I will be from 8:00 to 9:30 a.m., and session II from 9:45 to 11:15 a.m. This is a fun introduction to archery and knife throwing and there is no charge. Outdoor training is an important part of traditional martial arts and our martial arts heritage. Sign up is required and there will be no regular classes that day.
Su Suhk Kwahn Jahng Nim Suh, my instructor, will be holding his annual black belt clinic on Sunday, August 27. This is a wonderful opportunity to be fine-tuned and taught at the highest level. All black belts should try to attend.
During the warmer months Kuk Sool T-shirts may be worn instead of the traditional top. The traditional top must be worn for testing, promotions, demonstrations, and special events. Kuk Sool T-shirts are available for $18.00, tax included. See your instructor or use the handy order form below.
We will be performing demonstrations at the Nevada County Fair on Friday, August 11, and Saturday, August 12, at 6:00 p.m. at the dance pad. This will be our 23rd year performing at the fair. We encourage all ages and belt levels to participate. During these two prime time slots we have the opportunity to plant a positive seed of martial arts in our community and show that Kuk Sool Won is truly a family martial art.
There will be a two part jool bong (nunchuks) spinning clinic on Thursday, August 24, and Thursday, August 31. You will learn over 60 different strikes, spins, and flows. Cost for the clinic includes the two classes and a practice jool bong for you to keep ($25 children and string jool bong, or $30 teen/adult and chain jool bong). This clinic is a requirement for learning the jool bong form.
Session II of the Martial Arts Adventure Summer Day Camp will be held July 17 through 21. This will be the 32nd camp with over 1800 campers in the last 16 years, and it has been a blast. It is so fun to work with so many different children. A parent of a camper told us that after her son went on a field trip to the Kuk Sool Outdoor Training Center that it was the best day of his entire life! That's what we love to hear. A special thank you to everyone who helps make this camp a lifelong memory for so many.
Show your school spirit with a free Gold Country Kuk Sool Won window decal. Semi-professional installation by Kwahn Jahng Nim Tony is included.
Be sure to check out the New Spirit Naturals at our Kuk Sool Won wellness center. Kwahn Jahng Nim Virgil, my senior instructor said, "Since Laura and I started taking Green Magic two months ago, we have noticed a tremendous change in our energy levels and our awareness and even lost a few pounds along the way. I'm now able to keep up with the kids when we go mountain biking. I would highly recommend this to anyone who's looking for a change in their overall health."
Let's all keep working hard and having fun in 2017.