Updates: January 2024 Week 4

January 25, 2024

22 January 2024

  • Regular Class Schedules All Week
  • Saturday: 01/27 Chestertown – Forms/Weapons for Competition at 1:30 PM for All Ages/Ranks/Schools


Weekly Outstanding Students


Leader of the Week – Claire Anderson-Schultz

Student of the Week – Ian Stotts

Tang Soo Spirit of the Week – Wyatt Glenn


Student of the Week – Kristyn Young

Tang Soo Spirit of the Week – David Mediola-Toribio


Mastery is a Pursuit, Not a Destination


Winter Weather

Mother Nature has truly taken advantage of our time this week, and it has been a very long time since we have had to close due to weather the way we have this past week. Hopefully, we can move forward this week and onward with fewer interruptions. Tang Soo!!!!


There are no Black Belt Techniques, Only Basic Techniques done at a Black Belt Level.


Winter/Spring Tournaments

  • Momentum Karate Tournament – February 17th (Woodland, Texas)
  • Chesapeake Bay Invitational – March 02nd (Odenton, MD)
  • Garden State Championships – March 23rd
  • CS Kim Karate National Championships – April 26th/27th


Belt Tests and Promotions

Gup Testing Candidate Lists are Posted!!

  • Belt Promotions: February 16 at 5:30 PM – Both Schools
  • Tiny Tigers Testing:
    • Chestertown: March 01 at 5:00 PM
    • Easton: March 15 at 5:00 PM
  • Colored Belt Testing:
    • Easton: February 24 at 10:00 AM
    • Chestertown: March 09 at 10:00 AM
  • Black Belts/CDB/Red Belts: Saturday April 06, 2024, 10:00 AM
    • Chestertown Do Jang: Testing/Recerts/Pre-Tests/Red Belts
  • Black Belts/CDB: Saturday April 13, 2024, 10:00 AM
    • Synergy Martial Arts: Testing/Recerts/Pre-Tests


Chesapeake Bay Invitational

Saturday March 02nd, 2024

Hosted at Synergy Martial Arts. Co-Hosted by Phoenix Martial Arts

This Tournament is a Great way to break into Competition and begin to understand Tournaments in general!

Competition Divisions consist of:

Forms                         Breaking       

Sparring                                 Weapons

Competitors are further divided and matched up by age and rank, within each competition category.

Rules for Judging are explained before each event.

Medals are awarded for 1st, 2nd and 3rd Place!

This is a Fantastic first experience and a Great way to practice for All Tournaments!

Chesapeake Bay Invitational, Hosted at Synergy Martial Arts

1360 Blair Drive, Odenton, MD 21113

Check-In: 9:00 AM

Start Time: 10:00 AM

Pre-Registration Pricing Honored through Saturday February 24th


Shi Sun: Focus – of eyes or direction of line of sight


February is Bring-A-Buddy Month

In the Spirit of Sharing and Togetherness, ALL of February is Bring-A-Buddy Month!


Winter/Spring Important/Fun Dates

  • Groundhog Day: Friday February 2nd
  • Lunar New Year: February 10th, Year of the Dragon
  • Acts of Random Kindness Week: February 14-20
  • Picture Day: Chestertown Do Jang May 22nd – Wednesday
  • Picture Day: Easton Do Jang May 23rd – Thursday
  • Annual Theme Park Field Trip – Wednesday June 26th
  • Annual Family Picnic and Promotions Day: TBA June 22/29


One of the Amazing things about being a Martial Arts Instructor is watching the overall development of our students as they Progress through the ranks! Equally Wonderful is watching their skills refine over time as they become better, faster, smoother in execution of technique…AND Most Importantly, More Confident in themselves!

The Mental Discipline, Commitment to Training and the Physical Conditioning it takes to Achieve Black Belt status is Rivaled only by the Desire, Strength and Perseverance to Maintain and Improve on that status!

If you haven’t seen it hanging on our walls and read it…please do so now.

Thank You!


Mission Statement

Enriching Lives through the Martial Arts

To Provide the Finest Instruction in the Mental, Physical and Character-Building aspects of the Martial Arts


To Provide Personal Instruction in Every Class


To Provide the Best Professional Facilities in the Area


To Create an Environment that gives Each Individual the Opportunity to Pursue and Achieve a Greater Level of Success and Freedom


Kind Words can be Short and Easy to Speak, but their Echoes are Truly Endless.


February – Clinics/Events

February is Bring-A-Buddy Month

February 02 – Tournament Sparring Clinic at 6:45 PM

February 03 – Weapons Clinic at 1:30 PM

February 09 – JUDO Clinic at 6:45 PM

February 10 – Leadership Clinic at 1:30 PM

February 16 – Belt Promotions at 5:30 PM

February 17 – Board Breaking Clinic at 1:30 PM

February 23 – TBA

February 24 – Belt Testing – Easton at 10:00 AM

February 24 – Tournament Prep at 1:30 PM


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