The Things We Do For Charity…

Over the last few weeks I have done some Facebook reposts about the OMAC Juvenile Arthritis Charity Tournament.  One of our students at Master Kim’s Oriental Martial Arts College is a kid named Ayden Soares.  As you can imagine, Arthritis is a very painful disease, especially for children.  When our school decided to get together… Continue reading The Things We Do For Charity…

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

19 Days Out: Where my Black Belt prep stands!

It is difficult to imagine, but I am now inside the three week mark.  In nineteen days – June 2nd, 2012 – I will be testing for my Second Dan Black Belt in Taekwondo.  I have not been blogging as much as I should, so I am going to take this opportunity to review the… Continue reading 19 Days Out: Where my Black Belt prep stands!

Oh il Sam Sa

Recently Grand Master Kim’s Oriental Martial Arts College held its annual Big Bow Ceremony, where we all greet each other with respect.  The Grand Master stands alone at the front; next the Masters are grouped, then the remaining Black Belts.  We all stand before the rest of the school, who are loosely arranged by belt… Continue reading Oh il Sam Sa

Master Lee’s Joonbi Taekwondo: Humble and Insightful Lessons

I have been teaching a class in Virginia Beach for the past two weeks, and not surprisingly one of my students has a son in Tae Kwon Do.  He had a class last Friday, and although with my injured foot I would not be able to participate, I asked if I could visit to watch. … Continue reading Master Lee’s Joonbi Taekwondo: Humble and Insightful Lessons