Dear Students & Parents,
Classes are going well and everyone is training diligently. With spring upon us it is important to remember to train consistently. It is sometimes hard with all the spring and summer activities, but keep training on your list of priorities and you will see the results.
Starting May 1, Kuk Sool T-shirts may be worn instead of the traditional top during the summer months. The traditional top must be worn for testing, promotions, demonstrations and special events. T-shirts are available for $18.00 each, tax included. See your instructor.
On Saturday, April 14, 50 of our students traveled to Folsom to participate in the Pacific Coast World Kuk Sool Won tournament. We had a great time and won many medals. This was the largest tournament that has ever taken place with over 825 competitors.
This summer we will be holding our 17th annual Martial Arts Adventure Summer Day Camp. There will be two sessions. Session I will be from June 18th through the 22nd, and session II will be from July 16th through the 20th. This exciting camp features daily special guests, crafts, ball sports, martial arts, a fishing clinic, archery, swimming and many other activities. Camp is open to children 5 through 12 years of age. We believe this is the most diverse and exciting day camp in Northern California. We offer reservations to Kuk Sool students and returning campers before opening registration to the general public. Our camps always fill up early, so reserve your spot soon. See me for additional information.
It is quite an honor to be chosen by the Union newspaper readers as "Best Martial Arts School" in Nevada County again in 2017. This makes 11 years in a row! We're quite excited about this and would like to thank all of you who voted for us.
I am very proud to announce we have three 4th-degree black belts that have started the testing process for 5th-degree black belt (master level). They are Craig Lauer, Richard Robertshaw and Randall Yun. They are instructors at Gold Country Kuk Sool Won that have all been practicing well over two decades. We started a tradition several years ago that we call four element testing for master level. It includes testing in the desert, on a mountain, at the ocean, and in the redwood forest. These tests are exhilarating and unique. You really feel your mind, body and spirit connect being in such close contact with nature as you are testing.
On Saturday, June 2, from 5:00 to 8:00 pm, we will hold a kid's pizza fun night. There will be games, pizza and a special guest. There is no charge for this evening event, however, sign up is required. This is a gift to all Kuk Sool parents. Go out on a date, go to dinner, or enjoy a quiet evening at home. No uniforms for pizza fun night, just casual clothes.
Show your school spirit with a free Gold Country Kuk Sool Won window decal, semi-professional installation by Kwahn Jahng Nim Tony included.
Be sure to check out our New Spirit Naturals. These natural products support better health, wellness, and vitality inside and out. For more information on these products you can see me or Lila.
June 2018 marks the 24th anniversary of Gold Country Kuk Sool Won. I want to thank all of you for your support and look forward to many more years of fun and training.