Category Archives: Martial Arts

Promotion day


Although my certificate did not come in yet, my second degree promotion ceremony went ahead. We got new uniforms, took some photos, had a drink, and got started on material for third degree testing.

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Geared up for a fight


Andrew looks ready for a fight this morning.  He looks like he is going to kick the kid making a charge at him.

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Young’s Karate Tournament


We had a road trip to Penn State territory.  The karate tournament was a well run affair.  Andrew was a bit disappointed in not doing as well as he would like.  I did well enough to win a grand champion. … Continue reading

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belt test


Andrew had a belt testing today.  The test was a bit of a struggle for him today, but he made it through.  I hope he learns from his experience today

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Guardians


  These are some interesting statues downstairs of my hotel.

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Karate tournament


   Andrew did a nice job at the karate tournament.  He managed to get first place in both kata and sparring.  

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Tournament Day


We got up at 4AM to make the trek down to Trinity College in Washington DC for the karate tournament.  I got there early for the tournament and took a couple of pics out front.  There is a view of … Continue reading

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Working out in Singapore


Thanks to Mr Rivas for inviting me to work out while I am in Singapore.  I worked up a good sweat.  The school is done nicely.  The only issue I had was punching something quite hard with my bare knuckles.  … Continue reading

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Black Belt Award


The black belts and uniforms arrived faster than I expected.  We had a belt ceremony and took some pics.  The belts and uniforms are a bit big.  I hope I don’t grow into them.  🙂

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Black Belt test


Started off the day by dropping by the office to check on our hiring event.  The team has everything under control, but I thought I can drop by since the office is on the way to the tae kwon do … Continue reading

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Rutger Martial Arts


These are various pics from my days in the Rutgers Martial Arts Club.  We had a good team and we made some great memories.  I am fortunate to still keep in contact with people from the team.  I hope to … Continue reading

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My early days in the martial arts


The old picture from 1980 is my first belt test at 10 years old.  A few years later, I get my black belt.  The second picture is from the awards banquet the same year I got my black belt.  The … Continue reading

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Workout at Tom’s Karate


When I get back to the US, I try to get down to Tom’s for a workout or teaching.  With Andrew taking classes at Tom’s, I have even more reason to get down to the school.  Tom is very encouraging … Continue reading

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Andrew had a good showing at the tournament


Andrew transition fairly quickly from Tae Kwon Do to United States Black Cat Kenpo and joined this tournament.  Andrew did quite well on both sparring and kata.  Many thanks to Master Tom Curry for his efforts in getting Andrew ready.  … Continue reading

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Andrew’s last belt testing in Shanghai


  Andrew tested for his blue stripe belt at JH Kim Tae Kwon Do.  This is his last belt testing while he is in Tae Kwon Do in Shanghai.  The good thing about this school is that there are schools … Continue reading

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