June Newsletter – Tang Soo Do

June 2, 2024

Spring/Summer Important/Fun Dates

  • 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 14th
  • Leadership Beach Training/Fun Day – Saturday July 20th


Belt Tests and Promotions

  • Tiny Tigers Testing:
    • Chestertown: Thursday June 6 at 5:00 PM
    • Easton: Friday June 7 at 5:00 PM
  • Tiny Tigers Promotions:
    • June 22nd at the Picnic
  • Colored Belt Promotions:
    • June 22nd at the Picnic
  • 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
  • Gup and Make-Up Endurance Testing:
    • July 27 at 10:00 AM in Easton


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!!


Six Flags America Amusement Park Trip

Wednesday June 26, 2024

No Classes at Either School this Day

This is an Amazing and FUN Bonding Experience for Everyone!

Everyone is Welcome to Join Us by Meeting Up with us there!

Join the FUN!!!


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

** Tracked daily from May 1st 2023 to April 30th2024

*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 SPRING/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 physical activity also helps with better, more fulfilling sleep. Make it simple, make a schedule and then keep it – for you and your Family!


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


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


Basic Tang Soo Do Etiquette

  1. Upon Arrival at the Do Jang the Students must acknowledge and Bow to the Master and Senior Instructor in charge.


Family – 가족 (Ka Jok or Ga Jog)

1-More Time – (Han Beon Do)

Low Stance – 낮은 자세 (naj-eun jase)                  

Lower – (naj-e)


June/July – Clinics/Events

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/All Students Welcome/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/Gup/Tiny Tiger 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/Weapons and Gup Test Chestertown at 10:00 AM

July 03 to 06 – Closed for Independence Day Weekend

July 12 – JUDO Clinic: Chestertown at 6:45 PM

July 12 – Talbot County Fair: Easton

July 13 – Weapons Clinic at 1:00 PM

July 13 – Talbot County Fair: Easton

July 20 – Leadership: Rehoboth Beach Trip 8:00 AM

July 27 – Gup Test in Easton at 10:00 AM

August 02 – TBA

August 03 – TBA

**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)


Pyeong =   Well Balanced, Calm, Peaceful

Ahn = Safe, Confident, Comfortable


“The Calm within the Storm is where Peace Lives and Breathes”


“It is Important to Remain Calm During the Storm”


Just Don’t Quit!

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