Mother’s Day Updates

May 12, 2024

13 May 2024

Happy Mother’s Day!!!

  • Regular Class Schedule Monday through Thursday
  • No Classes Friday or Saturday at either Location
  • Friday 05/17: ITF HQ-Judges/Referee Seminar
  • Saturday 05/18: ITF HQ-Master’s Training/Testing/Re-Certifications; Black Belt Training; Kyo Sa Nim Testing


Master’s and Instructor’s Training – May 17/18, 2024

All Masters in the International Tang Soo Do Federation must pass an Annual Proficiency Test, called a Re-Certification.

Black Belts must do this Twice Annually.

Instructors need to attend a Training Seminar Annually.

This is our Spring Training/Testing Seminar in Monroeville, PA

International Tang Soo Do Federation Headquarters.

NO CLASSES Friday or Saturday at either School.

Good Luck to:

Sa Bom Nim KT – Sa Dan Re-Cert #2

Kyo Sa Nim Campbell – Testing for Sa Dan

Kyo Sa Nim Stotts – Testing for Sa Dan

Tang Soo!!!!!


Mastery is a Pursuit, Not a Destination


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


Climb the Mountain…not so that the World can see you, but so that you can see the World.


Weekly Outstanding Students


Leader of the Week – Claire Anderson-Schultz

Student of the Week – Gavin Powell

Tang Soo Spirit of the Week – Hayden Edelen


Leader of the Week – Kristyn Young

Student of the Week – Maya Gupta

Tang Soo Spirit of the Week – Safan Khan


What lies Behind us and what lies Before us are tiny matters compared to what lies Within us. – Henry Stanley Haskins


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


Belt Tests and Promotions

  • Colored Belt Testing:
    • May 11 Easton: AWESOME TEST EVERYONE!

Fantastic SIRIRT and ENERGY! Technique is Great! It is a pleasure to watch the growth that is happening! So PROUD of ALL our Students in Easton! TANG SOO!!

  • Master’s Re-Certifications and Rank Testing
    • May 17/18 at ITF Headquarters
  • Tiny Tigers Testing:
    • Chestertown: Thursday June 6 at 5:00 PM
    • Easton: Friday June 7 at 5:00 PM
  • Tiny Tigers Promotions:
    • TBA
  • Colored Belt Promotions:
    • TBA
  • Black Belt Rank, Re-Certifications, Pre-Tests and Red Belt Promotions from the April Test Cycle: Annual Picnic at 12:00 Noon
  • Gup and Make-Up Red Belt/Cho Dan Bo/Weapons Testing:
    • June 29 at 10:00 AM in Chestertown


Leadership Clinic

Our Leadership Program is Growing and it is Great to see so much Interest from our students in becoming helpers, Leaders, Assistants and perhaps one day Instructors! Our program is currently the Largest it’s ever been with the Participation of Both Schools! We worked on the concept of Teaching and how it differs from Instructing, Drilling and Coaching…all of which are integral parts of running a good class.

There are some events coming up that will be Leader driven, but ALL Students are encouraged to attend and participate (Saturday in the Park, Talbot County Fair, etc) We have some Amazing Role Models in our program veterans (SBN KT, KSN Marvel, KSN Campbell, KSN Stotts), who now take such an active role in helping me shape the next generation of Leaders. I know that I couldn’t do it without them! Tang Soo!!!


Spring/Summer Important/Fun Dates

  • Picture Day: Chestertown May 22nd and Easton Thursday May 23rd
  • Chestertown Saturday in the Park – Saturday June 8th
  • Annual Family Picnic and Promotions Day: Saturday June 22nd
  • Annual Theme Park Field Trip – Wednesday June 26th
  • Talbot County Fair – Thursday July 11th through Sunday July 13th


Do Jang Picture Day – May 22ndand 23rd, 2024

Chestertown Do Jang Pictures on Wednesday, May 22nd

Easton Do Jang Pictures on Thursday, May 23rd

Starting at 3:00 PM until 8:00 PM

We would Like Participation from EVERY STUDENT, PLEASE for our School Poster!

Individual Sitting Times, for EVERYONE, ALL Ages, ALL Ranks, will be Between: 3:00 – 8:00 pm

You MUST Sign Up. Call, Text or e-mail to reserve your spot TODAY!

It will take only 6 Minutes and There are NO sitting fees!!

You only pay if there are photos you want to purchase for yourself/family! (Just like school pictures)

Check the sign-up list by the Bulletin Boards.

For those who want to purchase pictures, order forms will be there as well, or you can wait until picture day to decide.

There will be NO Regular Class Schedule this day (respective Do Jang).


Spring Order of T-Shirts (update)

Eat, Sleep, Breathe, Live, Laugh, Love Tang Soo Do

Short Sleeve T-Shirt Crew Neck: Carolina Blue

** Spring T-Shirt Order Deadline: 29 May 2024

** T-Shirt Price: $25

A sign-Up List and Design Photos are posted under the Bulletin Board!

Tang Soo!!!


Six Flags America Amusement Park Trip

Updates: Wednesday June 26, 2024

No Classes at Either School this Day

Updated Take Home Flyers are Available

This is an Amazing and FUN Bonding Experience for Everyone!

** Seat on the Van = $25

** Red T-Shirt = $25

** Park Ticket (including Hurricane Harbor) = $45-$55 (Based on Participation)

Sign Up! Join the FUN!!!

Sign-Up Deadline Wednesday May 29, 2024


3rd Annual Saturday in the Park – June 08, 2024

We will be participating in this Local Chestertown Event!

This is both a Leadership Event (earn Service Learning Hours) for us, as well as a Do Jang Participation Event. ALL Students are welcome to participate and help. We will Perform 1 Exhibition/Demo shortly after noon this year. We will also have a booth from 12:00 until 5:00 PM to answer questions and provide 1-on-1 Instruction and information about Tang Soo Do!

What will be going on at this Event? A Lot!

  • Open Mic/Stage for Performers of ALL Kinds – Karaoke
  • Dunk Tank – Volleyball                                         – Bocce Ball
  • Wiffle Ball – Tours of Radcliffe Creek
  • Classes by the YMCA

More info coming soon as this event will be here fast! Thank You!!


ANNUAL PICNIC – Saturday June 22nd

Driftwood Pavilion – Martinak State Park

137 Deep Shore Road

Denton, MD 21629

Located in the Driftwood picnic area includes, large group grill, water spigot, service road for loading and unloading only, playground equipment and horseshoe pits. Eight picnic tables, includes one ADA picnic table. Handicap Accessible (unpaved access). 35 parking spaces available less than 150 feet from parking area. Portable ADA toilet available on site. Additional bathroom facilities located a short walk to the adjacent Cattail picnic area.


Belt Promotions begin at 12:00 Noon

Pot-Luck Picnic begins Immediately Following

There is a Sign-Up list hanging by the bulletin board. Please indicate what you are bringing (so that there aren’t too many duplicates) and how many people are with you (so that we know that we have enough of everything).

Water will be available. You are encouraged to bring any alternate non-alcoholic beverages of your choosing… BYOBeverage

Games and Fun Activities

There are plenty of Picnic Tables available, however, you may be more comfortable with your own Bag Chair and/or Blanket

Presentation of Annual Awards

Student of the Year                            Leader of the Year

Academic Achiever                            Spirit Awards

*Talk with Sa Bom Nims/Kyo Sa Nims about qualifications for Academic Achiever


Academic Achievement

We like to recognize our Outstanding Students, especially when they perform as well in Academics as they do in the Do Jang. So, as the school year wraps up, and you see those great grades coming in, or see marked improvement in your students throughout the year, please let us know and we will recognize their Academic Achievement, including Homeschoolers, at the Annual Picnic.

If you have a Graduating Senior, let us know what their next step is, and we will include that in their recognition.

Please Let us know by June 17th!

See you at the Picnic! Thank You!!



In the SUMMER you NEED to maintain your water intake! It is all too easy to become dehydrated in the Chaotic Changing Weather!


Simple: (your body weight) ÷ 2 = the fluid ounces of water you should drink in a typical day  Example- 160 lbs. ÷ 2 = 80 oz. of water/day. This should be a minimum amount for a training day and this number should increase on the days you know exercise is in your schedule!  PLEASE STAY HYDRATED!


The Body Achieves what the Mind Believes



Make a schedule – keep a schedule – GET TO CLASS!

Summer Scheduling is difficult! The weather is HOT!, Summer activities and Vacations, Tea Party, Independence Day, Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, ALL makes it hard to get to class and keep up with requirements and keeping in shape. If we stop to think about it for a minute, it becomes clear that the discipline and focus we gain from attending class will HELP all the rest of our activities and commitments fall into place! AND, the benefit from consistency is well worth it! Do your best to set a schedule, and then…KEEP IT!  

Martial Arts training is the perfect cross-training for ANY sport! It enhances your reactions, helps to keep the muscles healthy and strong, and improves our endurance. The Focus gained keeps your mind sharp and helps your Academics. And the physical activity also helps with better, more fulfilling sleep. Make it simple, make a schedule and then keep it – for you and your kids!


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


May/June/July – Clinics/Events

May 17/18 – Training and Testing Seminars in Monroeville, PA

May 22 – Wednesday Picture Day: Chestertown Do Jang

May 23 – Thursday Picture Day: Easton Do Jang

May 24 to 27 – Memorial Day Weekend: NO Classes

May 28 – Classes Resume with Normal Schedule

June 01 – Weapons Clinic at 1:00 PM

June 06 – Tiny Tigers Test in Chestertown at 5:00 PM

June 06 – Family Class in Chestertown at 6:30 PM

June 07 – Tiny Tigers Test in Easton at 5:00 PM

June 08 – Saturday in the Park/Leadership Event

June 14 – Judo Clinic in Easton: 5:30 PM Beginners; 6:45 PM Advanced

June 15 – Forms Clinic at 1:00 PM

June 22 – Black Belt/Red Belt Promotions at 12:00 Noon

June 22 – Annual Picnic at Martinak State Park – Driftwood Pavilion

June 26 – Theme Park Field Trip: 6 Flags America in Bowie MD

June 29 – Make-Up Red Belt Testing and Gup Test Chestertown at 10:00 AM

July 03 to 06 – Closed for Independence Day Weekend


Just Don’t Quit!

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