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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:


  • 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."



LMAC Christmas 2018 FINAL

We students work to develop our self-discipline, to serve each other in our Tang Soo Do family.  In turn, we take our better selves and serve our families.  For this opportunity to serve you and your family, I am thankful.

With deep gratitude, I remind us all to hug and listen more, to talk and watch screens less.  To play and eat meals together more.


Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to you all.



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Photo:  Franklin, NC, back porch of mountain cabin.  12/9/2018.  Bryan Hix.



Thanksgiving week is done; 'stick a fork in it.'  It's back to school, to work, and to Tang Soo Do training!

Regular class schedule starts back tomorrow, Monday 11/26/2018.



This is a reminder, no classes Thanksgiving week.

I hope everyone has a nice Thanksgiving with family and friends.  I'll see everyone week of 11/26/2018.

Thank you all for being an important part of Life Martial Arts Center, and the Greystone YMCA.



Our latest rank exam was a success!  There were interesting dynamics among the students, weaknesses and strengths shown, and everyone persevered.  The experience left us with plenty to work on.

Take a look at the downtown celebration happening this Friday.  I hope eveyone can make it.  It really fits with what I (and the WTSDA) try to live and teach.

Tournament competitors, or families of, take a look at the link below.  We are looking for (at least) two volunteers between 12:00 - 1:00pm for the Scholarship Auction table.GMShin6Volumes WEB

Grandmaster Shin was a lifelong learner, earning undergraduate and masters degrees, reading voraciously and writing six books. He believed deeply in students' developing their intellect as part of their Tang Soo Do training, so he encouraged each region to establish a college scholarship program.

This Scholarship Auction supports our Region 6 program.



9/3/2018 Monday
Labor Day
Regular Class  4:00 - 5:00pm

The Greystone Y closes at 1:00pm.  No Monday class, see you all Wednesday 9/5/2018.

Good afternoon, all.

It's been a very good week of training!  Several are preparing for our Region 6 Tournament on September 22nd and most everyone is focused.

Our lesson is preparing with purposeEveryone should be practicing at home, a little bit at a time, to do their best.  For both the tournament and a rank exam coming up.

Tournament signup is open until September 7th.  When signed up, "Reply" this email to let me know.


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It's finally here!  LMAC has three students and their families making the trip to Greensboro, NC for some excellent competition and camraderie.  I leave Tuesday early afternoon to head up and spend the next few days helping set up the hospitality suite, and greeting and meeting visitors, in the tournament hotel.  I'll also spend some time brushing up on the referee manual for judging.

Competitors Packing Checklist

  • dobohk  (must be complete with all patches)
  • belt
  • sparring gear  (I'm expecting Kat's tomorrow afternoon)
  • mouthpiece
  • cup  (for the guys)

Everything else is optional  :)


REMINDER:  No Classes Monday 7/9 - Thurs 7/12/2018


COMPETITORS:  If possible, please video your martial artist's competition for me to review.  You won't be allowed on the floor, but with a camera and tripod if you have it you can get good quality from outside the competition area.

  • Forms - video your martial artist and all their competitors
  • Sparring - just video your martial artist's matches

Always remember, show up to do your best.  If you've properly prepared (translate: did what I suggested you do) you will walk off the floor with your head held high, win or lose.

If you didn't do what I asked...


Tournaments are won and lost in practice.  Find joy in the practice.


Competitors and families, I'll see you in Greensboro!

Tang Soo!

We had a nice week of training this last week!  This is a good ramp-up to preparing for the World Championship for a few, and the Fall Region 6 Tournament for a few more.  Even if you (or your child) isn't participating in an event, your energy is needed to build up those who are.  Those who will be getting anxious for the competition.

Deadlines are fast approaching for summer events.  Below are links to the two big ones.  If you're going get signed up.

Speaking of summer, the class days and times remain the same.

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