My OMAC Profile

A little over a year ago I was going to take over management of the website for the Oriental Martial Arts College (Master Kim's OMAC).  Several issues, including my long-term relocation to Japan, aborted that.  However I am thrilled to be back with OMAC now, as a Senior Instructor and not as a webmaster.  This week … Continue reading My OMAC Profile

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Slinging Chucks

I love Taekwondo.  I took it up seven years ago as an activity I could share with my son, but he never took to it the way I did.  Okay, we still do other things together… and I am now Instructor Garvis to the myriad Taekwondo students at OMAC. Taekwondo was not my first martial … Continue reading Slinging Chucks

You may think doing it on the ground is hard, but…

Since my return to Martial Arts five years ago I have posted several videos and pictures of my breaking boards and bricks.  It is really less impressive than it looks, although I do not encourage you to try it without the proper training and supervision.  In fact I recently scolded one of my students who … Continue reading You may think doing it on the ground is hard, but…

My Future Goals in Tae Kwon Do and Why I Want to Achieve Them

On Saturday May 26th I pre-tested for my Second Dan Black Belt test. The actual test is this coming Saturday, June 2. The Second Dan candidates were given a writing assignment to complete: “My Future Goals in Tae Kwon Do and Why I Want to Achieve Them.” I spent most of Sunday thinking about this, … Continue reading My Future Goals in Tae Kwon Do and Why I Want to Achieve Them

T-5: Part One

This past Saturday I pre-tested for my Second Dan Black Belt test.  The actual test is this coming Saturday, June 2.  The Second Dan candidates were given a writing assignment to complete: “My Future Goals in Tae Kwon Do and Why I Want to Achieve Them.”  I spent most of Sunday thinking about this, and … Continue reading T-5: Part One

Sixteen Days Out – a summary

Yesterday was a dichoto-day.  If I made that word up, it is what it sounds like – a day that was a mix of good and bad.  I want to clarify at the outset that this had nothing to do with work, which was fine (I am teaching a class at TekSource Corporate Learning this … Continue reading Sixteen Days Out – a summary