March Karate Newsletter

March 1, 2024

March 2024

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


Even if you don’t Win, you Learn…which is in itself Winning!


Happy Birthday – March!

생일 축하  Saeng-Il Chuga 

James So – March 01st

Braedyn Stewart – March 01st

Ben Rochon – March 07th

Killian Taylor – March 16th

Naomi Perez – March 19th

Diego Cifuentes-Vasquez – March 20th

Hayden Edelen – March 27th


February’s Outstanding Students


Leader of the Month – Azumi Espejo

Student of the Month – Diego Cifuentes

Most Spirited Student – Kaiden Crites


Leader of the Month – Kayden Cameron

Student of the Month – Kristyn Young

Most Spirited Student – Jenny So


Belt Tests and Promotions

Gup Testing Candidate Lists are Posted!!

  • Tiny Tigers Testing:
    • Chestertown: March 01 at 5:00 PM
    • Easton: March 15 at 5:00 PM
  • Colored Belt Testing:
    • 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


The Scariest Place to be is in the Same Place as Last Year… Grow!


Spring Tournaments

  • Garden State Championships – March 23rd
  • CS Kim Karate National Championships – April 26th/27th


Talent Might make You Good, but it’s Your Attitude and Your Work Ethic that will make you Great. – Allistair McCain


Tang Soo Do Bingo!!!

March 1st through April 30th

Do you know how to play BINGO?

Get Your Card Today and start doing your Tang Soo Do moves!

The Rules are Easy:

  • Skills/Tasks are Listed on the Back of the Card
  • Do the Task, or Perform the Skill and have it Checked or Verified by any Sa Bom Nim or Kyo Sa Nim
  • The corresponding numbered square will be stamped by the Sa Bom Nim or Kyo Sa Nim
  • Complete a Bingo and win a Prize
  • Be Sure to Tag Us on All Social Media Posts

#PhoenixPFMA         #ESTSDKarate


Slow becomes Smooth. Smooth become Fast.

Fast becomes Powerful… Precision ALWAYS.


Spring Important/Fun Dates

  • Picture Day: Chestertown Do Jang Wednesday May 22nd
  • Picture Day: Easton Do Jang Thursday May 23rd
  • Annual Theme Park Field Trip – Wednesday June 26th
  • Annual Family Picnic and Promotions Day: TBA June 22/29


Mastery is a Pursuit, Not a Destination


St. Patrick’s Day Pizza & Movie Night

Saturday, March 16  Time: 6:00 to 8:00 PM

Come Hang Out with Sa Bom Nims, the Kyo Sa Nims and Leaders! Enjoy Pizza and a Movie!



Garden State Championships

The Annual Garden State Championships

Master Yi is a Good and close Friend to our Choong Jae Nim!

Ask Sa Bom Nim or one of the Instructors to show you one of the pictures of Master Yi that are currently in the Do Jang.

Enriching your Martial Arts Training with Competition is an important Experience in your development as a Tang Soo Do practitioner!



The Body Achieves what the Mind Believes


“When you come Out of the Storm, You Won’t be the same Person that Walked In. That’s what the Storm is All About.”   – Haruki Murakami


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


If You have to Think about a Technique, then you haven’t Practiced it enough.


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


Just Don’t Quit!


March/April – Clinics/Events

March 01 – Tiny Tiger Test – Chestertown 5:00 PM: Family Class at 6:00 PM

March 01 – Tang Soo Do Bingo Begins

March 02 – Chesapeake Bay Invitational Tournament

March 08 – JUDO Clinic at 6:45 PM

March 09 – Belt Testing – Chestertown at 10:00 AM

March 09 – Leadership Clinic at 1:30 PM

March 15 – Tiny Tiger Test – Easton 5:00 PM: Family Class at 6:00 PM

March 15 – Tournament Sparring 6:45 PM

March 16 – Weapons Proficiency Test at 10:00 AM

March 16 – Board Breaking Clinic at 1:30 PM

March 16 – Pizza and Movie at 6:00 PM

March 23 – Yi’s Garden State Championships

March 29 – Good Friday

April 05 – Test Prep

April 06 – Black Belt/CDB, Testing, Pre-Tests, Re-certs – Chestertown

April 06 – Red Belt Testing – Chestertown

April 12 – JUDO Clinic at 6:45 PM

April 13 – Black Belt/CDB Testing, Pre-Tests, Re-certs – Odenton

April 19 – Forms/Weapons for Competition at 6:45 PM

April 20 – Endurance Test at 10:00 AM

April 20 – Leadership Clinic at 1:30 PM – Easton

April 26 – CS Kim Karate National Championships

April 27 – CS Kim Karate National Championships

April 30 – Tang Soo Do Bingo Ends!

May 03 – TBA

May 04 – TBA

May 10 – JUDO Clinic at 6:45 PM

May 11 – Leadership at 1:30 PM

Training and Testing Seminars in Monroeville, PA

May 17 – Judges Training and Instructor’s Testing

May 18 – Master’s Training/Testing, and Black Belt Training

May 23 – Wednesday Picture Day: Chestertown Do Jang

May 24 – Thursday Picture Day: Easton Do Jang

May 25 to 27 – Memorial Day Weekend: NO Classes

**Tentative Schedule, check weekly updates to confirm clinics/workshops**

**Dates MAY and often DO Change. We will keep you informed

**Beyond this point, NO Guarantees on Schedule Accuracy (It can/will change)

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