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All-Ranks ClinicLOGO WTSDA Region 6
11/2/2019
Birmingham, AL


 
8:008:15am – Cardio/Strength Workout – Mr. Matthew Jones
8:158:30am – Stretching – Mr. Bradley Harris
8:308:55am – Bow-In, Welcome, Dan Promotions – Master Miller

Life Martial Arts Center

Competition Results

LOGO WTSDA Region 6

World Tang Soo Do Association
2019 Fall Tournament - Region 6
New Orleans, Louisiana
September 7, 2019

(Alphabetical/Rank Order)

Name
Rank
(Forms)
Weapons Hyung
(Forms)
Empty-Hand Hyung
  Sparring  
Mr. John Dale
Adult
LIFE Martial Arts

3rd Dan

 2nd

2nd

3rd

Jack R *
15 Yrs Old
LIFE Martial Arts
Cho Dan Bo
2nd
3rd
3rd
Laura R
9 Yrs Old
EXTREME Martial Arts
4th Gup
3rd
CheckMark
Co-3rd 
Maggie R
10 Yrs Old
EXTREME Martial Arts
4th Gup Co-3rd CheckMark CheckMark
Ms. Daryl Ann Winstead 
Adult
LIFE Martial Arts
8th Gup   CheckMark 3rd

*  Tested for - and earned! - his 1st Degree Black Belt the night before!!  Great job, Jack!!

Fall Tournament 2019 Calendar Listing: https://www.lifemartialartscenter.com/calendar/eventdetail/1262/-/tournament-wtsda-region-6-2019-fall

LMAC Reg6 2019 Fall Tourn Bling 1
This was an excellent tournament for LMAC and everyone had a great time!  From their tournament experience, each student sees what they want to work on to grow in Tang Soo Do.

Class plans are being adjusted to support our students and their goals.

The spring tournament - and World Championship - will be here before you know it.

2020 Spring Tournament:  I have spread wrong information about the 2020 Spring Tournament.  It will be somewhere down south, possibly Baton Rouge, LA.  The 2020 Fall Tournament is to be hosted by Master Myzska in either Huntsville or Madison.

2020 World Championship and HQ Picnic:  Date is set, see the link below.

World Championship Calendar Listing:  https://www.lifemartialartscenter.com/calendar/eventdetail/1272/-/world-championship-wtsda-2020-summer

Tang Soo!

 

WTSDA Reg62019DanCamp BHix GMStrong JackRodgers
Bryan Hix, Grandmaster Strong, Jack Rodgers
WTSDA Region 6 Black Belt Camp, 6/1/2019
 

Please join me in celebrating Jack's growth in Tang Soo Do.  On Friday night, 9/6/2019, Jack will test for his 1st Degree Black Belt with the World Tang Soo Do Association.  This is a major milestone!  In one's martial arts journey there is only one 1st-time Cho Dan tsdlogo100Black Belt exam.  This special moment for him is now.

Jack has worked diligently for eight years and has done everything I've asked of him, with class.  He is an extraordinary asset to LMAC, his family, and his school and friends.  He will be an excellent Black Belt mentor at Life Martial Arts Center.

Please take a moment and Reply to this email with a message of encouragement for Jack.  Let him know how proud we, his LMAC family, are and that we remain by his side in spirit during this strenuous exam.  I'll compile responses and get them to him tomorrow afternoon before his exam begins.  Thank you in advance for being a part of his journey.
JackLosesBet WEB
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Alabama-Fan Jack loses bet, 2013    

Messages:
 
AWESOME!!!!
- Mr. Ellis
 
 
Jack:  I have only been attending Life Martial Arts for a few weeks but you have displayed the character and willingness to succeed.  Best of luck.  Tang Soo.
- Mr. Elder Dale

 

Good luck Jack!  You are going to do great!  Hard work and dedication always pay off!
- Ms. Winstead

 

JackWinsBet2016 WEB
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Alabama-Fan Jack Wins Bet, 2013
(Auburn-Fan Mr. Hix Loses Bet, 2013)
 
 
Good luck, Jack! You’ve been training for this moment for a long time. We know you will do great!
-  the Popejoys
 

Good Sunday afternoon, everyone.

Here's a list of some recent changes in the LMAC MyStudio phone app.  Let me know what you'd like to see included on it.

 

MyStudio PHONE APP

 

MyStudio ScreenShot BottomTabs

In the [SHOP] tab at the bottom:

 

MyStudio ScreenShot CurriculumMaterials

-  Under "Curriculum Materials":   Gup and Dan manuals can be purchased in the app.  Every student receives a Gup manual when they join the WTSDA as a white (or Orange) belt.  And they receive a Dan manual when they earn First Degree Black Belt.  If you loose yours...

 

MyStudio ScreenShot PatchesTrim

-  Under "Patches, Trim":   Fabric for dobohk trim can be purchased in the app.  When a student earns solid green, brown or red belt, they receive trim for one dobohk.  Gup and Dan uniform fabric can be purchased when dressing out extra uniforms.

 

MyStudio ScreenShot Sewing

-  Under "Sewing":   Sewing of patches and trim can now be ordered through the app.  Hemming of uniform sleeves and pants can also be ordered.

 

 Tang Soo!

 Bryan

 

 

Good Sunday afternoon, everyone.

This week's schedule:

  • Tuesday 7/2  -  regular classes
  • Thursday 7/4  -  NO CLASS
  • Saturday 7/27 - 4:00-5:30pm  -  gup rank exam, all students

After speaking with several people, most everybody will be spending time with family Thursday.  As it should be.

We will begin summer extra classes soon, working on a schedule now.  A lot is going on with gup rank exams and tournament soon after.  And that Black Belt exam coming up in September...

Speaking of gup rank exams, after evaluating everyone in this past week's classes I believe everyone is ready.  Separate emails will go out for that later.  Saturday, July 27th, 4:00-5:30pm, is the schedule.  The exam process will be tightly scheduled with younger and lower ranks finishing first, and higher ranks continuing through their requirments.

 Tang Soo!

 Bryan

Summer 2019 at the "Hix Dojang" is in full swing!  It's been a challenge but because of smart, patient students and parents it's a success.  We're making adjustments in how we teach and practice and all students are buying in.

In a way, it mirrors the growth of martial arts through history.  The development of ideas and techniques has been, and continues to be, influenced by many factors.  Politics and commerce.  Social norms.  A region's weather patterns.

And geography.  It's generally accepted that the old hyung, that have been shared among martial arts societies over time, reflect the geographic region where they were originally developed and practiced in ancient China.  Hyung from the northern mountainous region were developed in a cooler climate and taught concepts that had to take into account smaller indoor spaces.  (Like the "Hix Dojang!")

The northern and central regions have a cool climate and martial artists did much of their training indoors in limited space.  The Nae Ka Ryu styles focus more on breathing, meditation and health concerns.  They characteristically incorporate stable, slower moves and concentrate on quiet, dynamic power and deliberateness of movement.  The Naihanchi Hyung, Sip Soo, Jion, Shi Shan, Sei Shan and Tae Kuk Kwon are some well known examples of this style of movement.

Traditional Tang Soo Do, Volume II, The Basics.  Oct. 2003.  Pg. 118

JUNE SCHEDULE

6/11/2019  Tuesday  -  no class

6/13/2019  Thursday  -  no class

6/18/2019  Tuesday  -  back to regular schedule

 

 

Tang Soo!

 

Bryan

Summer classes are set!  I've got everything running and am ready for you to switch over to my system.

 

It's been a lot of work but worth it; LMAC's MyStudio app is now ready for prime time more than ever.  It's the easiest way for you to manage your account.  Here's the link:

 

https://lifemartialartscenter.com/school-app

 

As a way of saying 'thank you,' I'm offering a SUMMER SPECIAL! Package that is a discount on 4 months' prepayed tuition which also includes an LMAC Uniform t-shirt.  Once you set up your account I'll guide you to the correct class if you need where you can take advantage of the special, or choose the month-to-month feature.

 

This app is very clean and easy to use.  (Of course, I've been living with it for a while.  But it really is easy.)

 

I don't have the new scheduled times or group descriptions on the website yet but they're in the app.  And I'm segmenting student ages into clearer groups.  Briefly, they are:

 

Tuesday / Thursday

  • Ages 5 to 6  -  5:30 - 6:15pm  -  Little Dragons

  • Ages 7 to 9  -  5:30 - 6:30pm  -  ADVANCE Martial Arts

  • Ages 10 - 14  -  6:30 - 7:45pm  -  EXTREME Martial Arts

  • Ages 15+, Adult  -  6:30 - 8:00pm  -  LIFE Martial Arts

 

As always, email, text or call if questions.  Students and their families have always been my honor to serve and help grow.  That will never change.  And I believe this next step for Life Martial Arts Center will allow me to serve each of you even more deeply.

 

Tang Soo!

 

Bryan

Life Martial Arts Center

Competition Results

LOGO WTSDA Region 6

World Tang Soo Do Association
2019 Spring Tournament - Region 6
Muscle Shoals, Alabama
April 6, 2019

(Alphabetical/Rank Order)

Name
Rank
(Forms)
Weapons Hyung
(Forms)
Empty-Hand Hyung
Sparring
Dalton E
9 Yrs Old

4th Gup

 1st

1st

Co-3rd

Simon S
10 Yrs Old
4th Gup
3rd
Co-3rd
3rd
Oliver S *
6 Yrs Old
10th Gup
 
CheckMark
 

*  Competed after training for only one month!!  Great job, Oliver!!

The first Region 6 spring tournament was a success!  For the region and our school.

 

TournamentTraining MyStudio

~~DATE CHANGE~~   Sunday 3/17/2019, 4:00-5:30pm   ~~DATE CHANGE~~

As we approach tournament time, we're adding a few extra classes to prepare to perform our best.

LAST Extra Class Signup Here:

https://www.mystudio.academy/e/?=2059367692/810/57185///1552064358

 

NOTES:

  • Classes are no cost (as usual.)  The sign-up wording insinuates cost, just click and fill out all the way through.
  • If you've downloaded the app, it's listed in "Events."

 

TournamentTraining MyStudio
As we approach tournament time, we're adding a few extra classes to prepare to perform our best.  Tournament information and signup link are below.

LMAC Tournament Training - Extra Classes Signup Here:

https://www.mystudio.academy/e/?=2059367692/810/57185///1551031911

NOTES:

  • Classes are no cost (as usual.)  The sign-up wording insinuates cost, just click and fill out all the way through.
  • If you've downloaded the app, it's listed in "Events."

 

 

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