Dear Students & Parents,
I hope everyone had a wonderful summer. As always, they go by so quickly. School is back in session and fall will soon be upon us. We have many exciting events planned so be sure to refer to the calendar of events.
I would personally like to thank all who participated in the Nevada County Fair demonstrations. We had over 90 students and 35 black belts in each demonstration. People always stop me afterward to say how impressed they were by the etiquette and diversity of our students. Thank you again for helping plant a positive seed of martial arts in our community. We rocked the house!
Starting September 1, the traditional top is required for classes. T-shirts may be worn instead of the traditional top from May 1 through August 31.
On Sunday, October 14, the founder of Kuk Sool Won, In Hyuk Suh will hold his annual seminar. This is a unique opportunity to meet, hear and train with the founder and some of the highest ranking masters in the world. It will be held at the Wheatland Bear River gym. The seminar will be from 1:00 through 4:00 p.m. and is open to all ages and ranks. The same eight area schools that meet for black belt testing will attend, so space is limited. You are encouraged to sign up early. Registration forms will be available soon, talk to your instructor for further details. Carpooling will be available. The seminar will also take the place of brown-black belt class and advanced black belt classes, allowing you to more easily make plans to attend.
Each month we normally offer classes like beginning sword, staff and others. Please check the newsletter and the calendar of events to see if sign up is required, and make sure to sign up if you would like to attend. Most of these special classes are free. Sparring classes do not require sign up.
Lila will be holding a women's self-defense workshop on Saturday, September 29, from 2:00 through 5 p.m. Anyone who participates in this class or has previously participated is eligible for the Level II 2-part workshop held on Saturday, October 13. See Lila or preregister at LilaReyna.com.
2018 is the 60th anniversary of Kuk Sool Won. Kuk Sa Nim, the founder, coined the name in 1958 and founded the Kuk Sool Association in 1961, the same year I was born. Kuk Sa Nim was also nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize this year and the nomination was accepted. This is a very prestigious honor. He has spent his lifetime promoting peace and harmony throughout the world through practicing and teaching Kuk Sool Won. Please join me in thanking our founder for his life's work and honor it through our continued practice.