A Mother’s Joy

A Mother’s Joy

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I can tell all of you about our "family" and the differences in our program, but in this case I cannot be more eloquent that the words of this mother. November 10, 2012 Moriah Joy Raymond received her Black Belt today! It has taken 6 years of diligent hard work and everyone is really proud of her. Her Tae Kwon Do family honored her with a sweet ceremony and cinched her Black Belt around her in their traditional gut-squeezing rite of passage and she beamed. She loves her new belt, gold embroidering her name, and one stripe, the first of a possible ten. Master Delgado also gifted her with a beautiful sword. All of them acknowledged her God-given gifts and how they have all benefited from her presence and perseverance.…
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Obesity Crisis

Obesity Crisis

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During my trips, and specially this week I have heard tales that concerns me. I actually have seen medical records that if it wasn’t me looking at them I wouldn’t believe them. I’m talking about kids who weight more than double the recommended weight for their age. I’m looking at 11 year old girl records with weights in excess of 160lbs. I’m talking about twins who reached a pivotal age in their life and based on their decisions one if healthy and the other is an insulin dependent diabetic. The worst thing about it is that in most cases the problem is based on choices and not actual genetic or medical conditions. Children overall need 60 minutes of play with moderate to vigorous activity every day, yet few of our…
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Getting in Shape for Summer

Getting in Shape for Summer

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  The cycle is always the same; “I will get in shape for the summer”. I hear that almost as frequently as people saying that they wanted to be a black belt. Yet life happens and by the time we realize another year has gone by without meeting our goals and life dreams. In my other life as a healthcare professional I frequently hear Seniors starting their phrases with: “I wish I would have …… It is not money they resent but their inability to enjoy life to its fullest. I’m as guilty if not more than the rest because sometimes I focused too much in work and forget about living and enjoying the moment. However I do have moments of sanity where I wake up and realize that today…
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The Greatest Gift

The Greatest Gift

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  [caption id="attachment_688" align="alignright" width="300"] Picking the right school for me[/caption] It is amazing how we at times forget what is important. In my case I have been blessed with two kids that every time I look at them or think about them I cannot say how proud I’m of what they have become. Regretfully I didn’t allocate enough time to enjoy them as I was always working to make a better life for them. I know my case is not unique and in a way thanks to the martial arts we were able to spend time together that otherwise I wouldn’t have thought of. I do continue to teach and now that I’m wiser and older I think about the greatest honor that my students and their families give…
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Bully Prevention

Bully Prevention

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  If you or a loved one is having problems with bullies then you need to take time to come to our school. While many people consider that martial arts may not be the answer as your initial response you need to consider the safety of your loved ones and our curriculum. At the Koryo Do school our emphasis is on development and growth and not on fighting or competitions. As a matter of fact our first block of instruction is based on conditioning, coordination and self-defense. So, give you loved one a chance, even if it is yourself, and visit us for more information.
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Weapons Training

Weapons Training

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  Koryo Do, School of Tae Kwon Do, has and will continue to offer weapons seminars. For the last couple of months Mater Jose has been teaching a Bo Seminar to some students. Based on the success and progress of these students we will be expanding the weapons curriculum. Interested students in the weapons seminar must contact the instructor directly to see if there are openings as these classes will be closely monitored. Weapons included in the initial seminars are: Bo, Arnis, and Tonfas. The program will also expand to Cane, Knife, Nunchakus and other weapons in the mear future. Weapons seminars are taught on Saturdays and space is limited. Interested students must contact us for prices and schedule.
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