I want to take time to acknowledge my staff of instructors and Debbie, my office manager for a outstanding Job in student service.
Summer Camp program has been very good, many parents of young children 4 years and up are learning that Martial Arts is great for developing the tools needed to improve their Focus as well as Self-discipline.
One of the highlights of the year was Shane Ross’s trip to the 2012 Haidong Gumdo World Championship in Korea.
Here is Shane's comment about his 1st World Championship;
"My trip to Korea was incredible and the experience I received was amazing. I obtained great guidance from Head Master Kim and from all of the other Haidong masters. The actual trip itself gave me a new perspective on training and motivation to continue doing my best. There is nothing like training at the base of a Korean mountain in the early morning with Head Master Kim and the USA Haidong team. Competing against other members from all over the world made me realize the enormity of the martial art and how we all are unified by a common passion. I was able to do some sight-seeing in Seoul and see the Korean culture first-hand. The overall experience of training, competing, and being immersed into the Korean culture was like nothing else that I have ever been exposed to. I definitely hope to be fortunate enough to go back in two years for the 2014 Haidong Gumdo World Championship."
This championship is held every two years in Korea and students from all over the world come to this 9-day event
Shane competed in all sword cutting events, bamboo, paper, and form competition and was awarded 2 Bronze Medals.