Greetings, Last week I was privileged to host Master Pearson here in Connecticut. He returned to offer CPR, first aid, and AED training and certification to the teachers of the Noah’s Ark Early Childhood Learning Center at the synagogue where I work. It was such a pleasure to have him return to the CT but […]
Greetings Readers… I’m writing this post as a fabulous but bittersweet weekend of training with Master Pearson draws to a close. Why bittersweet you ask? Well for many reasons, categorized by type below…needless to say we have a few announcements to make… Sweet: – We learned some great stuff this weekend (so far!). We worked […]
Greetings, Well, we’re back! Hard to believe how fast it came and went, but indeed, another Winter Retreat is behind us. These weekends are always special and this one was no exception. It was great to reconnect with old students and teachers and meet new people as well. If you missed this one, then I’m […]
A few weeks ago, I administered our final promotion exam of the 2012 to my students. When all had finished and (*sigh of relief*) passed, I concluded the test with the following famous story (of course modified so that the kids would get it and enjoy it), as a lesson in perseverance and what it […]
Happy Birthday to Master Pearson, without whom none of this would have been possible! Post your wishes for him by replying to this post!
It’s the Monday after our most recent Hagsaeng Naebu meeting and I’m “fondly” looking at the raised bruises on both of my hands — an awesome souvenir from our new friend the beast. We had a blast, it was a great weekend with some really good learning – particularly on the five element forms. I’d […]
So when Master Pearson posted the last video to the blog a suggestion came up on you tube entitled “Hagsaeng Shi Dae in formal dress.” I clicked on it thinking it was going to be some really cool traditional Korean cultural or martial arts thing…turned out that it was just some high school girls wearing […]
Master Pearson’s post reminded me how quickly the Black Belt Winter Retreat is approaching! Finally…my favorite time of year has arrived! To think…three days of total bliss, complete immersion in martial arts learning, good friends, good food, good fun! I’m so excited!!! If you’re an IME, Shin Ho Kwan, or Ahn TKD black belt and […]