Tournament Postponed to April 28th

The weather forecast is just looking too nasty to continue with our event on Saturday the 14th.  With so many people excited to participate, plus our fellow brothers and sisters in WI eager to join in, not only would it be unsafe for everyone, but also put a big damper on the biggest event of the year for us if we tried to plow through.

We were very happy to hear and appreciate all of your understanding in dealing with the situation as we discussed things yesterday with many of you.  It’s great to know that us Midwesterners can deal with our environment in a positive way, and roll with the punches!

In terms of logistics, we obviously want to hold the event as soon as possible since everyone is all geared up and ready for action.  We have a green light in 2 weeks – Saturday April 28th at the school and with the instructors.  So, please plan on same event, same times, same details, just on another day!

I hope everyone can use the extra 2 weeks to practice more, and we will still be holding our April belt test next week 20th/21st .

Also, while it sounded like almost everyone we spoke with was ok with the schedule change, if there were any of you out there with major conflicts we can chat directly about how to work that out.  Furthermore, if anyone who had a conflict with tomorrow and wants to now join in, you can obviously do that too.  Lastly, there were some kids asking instructors about adding additional events to their registrations, and that is welcome too.  Please just followup with Kristina about any registration needs.

Thanks for your understanding everyone!  And I guess, if we can’t compete in the rings, go have some fun and play in the snow tomorrow! Stay safe and warm everyone!

Master Sirny


Coming up on Saturday April 14th an interschool tournament will be held in Minneapolis. This event is open to ALL Hwa Rang Do and Tae Soo Do practitioners of all ages, and many practitioners from around the Midwest region are expected to compete. There will be divisions for children through adults of ALL ranks, so prepare for an exciting day!  The title of this event is the “Musa Challenge” and the term “Musa” in Korean means warrior (or more literally “martial person”). This event will challenge all participants on their total package of skills, as there will be competitions in forms/basics, weapon forms, sparring, grappling and weapon fighting. Train hard, and prepare for an great day of Hwarang action!

Registration Forms and Additional Details are online here:


Yes that’s right, summer is already half way over and we are gearing up for the next school year.  Please remember that all our current students have spaces reserved until August 11th, after which we will open up all remaining spots to our wait list and the public.  We did fill up Tues, Wed, and Thur last year, so make sure to get your registrations in right away to secure your child’s place!  Learn more at

Buddy Week and Open House May 22-26

Looking for the Martial Arts Experience of a Lifetime?

Join Us for Buddy Week / Open House
And Experience A Fun Action-Packed
FREE Class As Our Personal Guest!

Invite some friends and workout with your BUDDIES! This is a chance for your friends and family to see what training is all about in a fun seminar type class style. Make sure you come with your friend so you can show them the ropes and partner up for the drills, training, energy, and fun. This event is open to the public too, just make sure to attend the class for your age group!

Buddy Week is May 22 -26

Tigers – BEG Class Age 4-6 | Tue 5/23 & Thur 5/25 – 4:30 to 5:10pm

Tigers – ADV Class Ages 4-6 | Mon 5/22 & Wed 5/24 – 4:30 to 5:10pm

Juniors – BEG Class Age 7 -12 | Tue 5/23 & Thur 5/25 – 5:15 to 6:10pm

Juniors – ADV Class Age 7 – 10 | Mon 5/22 & Wed 5/24 – 5:15 to 6:10pm

Teens & Adults – All Ages 13 & up | Tue 5/23 & Thur 5/25 – 7:15 to 8:10pm

Acrobop Gymnastics & Tumbling | All Kids Friday 5/26 – 5:15 to 6:00pm

TLK Afterschool Kids -> Must Come With Buddy to one of the above listed times for your rank. NOT Afterschool sessions




Musa Challenge Tournament is November 12th

Musa2016-Flyer-SMOur annual interschool tournament is coming up on Saturday November 12th.  Exiting event in which students can compete in forms, weapon forms, sparring, grappling, and weapon fighting.  It’s the Olympics of the martial arts!  Practice hard everyone and we all look forward to the showcase!

All information and details about the event can be found BY CLICKING HERE

Afterschool Program Resgistration Open!

That’s right everyone, we are past the half-way mark of summer so it’s time to get in your registrations for the afterschool program!  Our unique program is a complete blast for the kids, and the training & leadership development unmatched!  Very hard to believe that so much happens each and every day.  For all returning students just drop off your registration forms, and if you are someone new interested just contact us to setup a time for a tour and see what all the excitement is all about.

Lastly, please remember that we do have limited space in this program and will most likely reach full capacity right away!  So, while all returning students have a space, all new people are welcome on a 1st come 1st serve basis.  And then once program full, we will add additional people to a wait-list.

Have a great end of the summer, and look forward to seeing the kids back on the mats!


Important Announcements

Important Announcements!
June Test, TSD Black Belt Graduation, 15th Year Anniversary Party, & Summer Schedule Updates

Hello Dojang!

Afterschool is a wrap, but everything keeps rolling right along here at the dojang!  Summer camps START next week, and YES we do have some more space in all of the sessions, but these next couple are almost full.  If you want to jump in please register ASAP!!!  Otherwise, here are the other important items for everyone:

June Belt Test

June test is NEXT week, please get ready for those of you who are strong on your levels!

Kid’s Test – Friday June 17th – 4:30 to 5:15 PM (no spectators)
Adult & HRD Test – Saturday June 18th  10:30am
EVERYONE SPARRING, GRAPPLING, BELT CEREMONY – Saturday May 21 – 11:30 to 12:30pm (family & guests welcome)
TSD Black Belt Graduation 12:30pm
15th Anniversary Party 1pm to ……. whenever ^^

If you are not sure if you or your child is ready to test please speak directly with your (or your child’s) instructor.  For kids, parents please connect with Mr. LaFave before or after class or via email at  –  and he can provide specific feedback as needed.

*Please also get your test forms & fees in asap

TSD Black Belt Graduation Ceremony

A Tae Soo Do Black Belt Graduation will be held at 12:30pm on the 18th, after the regular belt test.  Come show your support and congratulate Solveig, Ava, Chay, Merik, & Hamdhi for making it through the Tae Soo Do journey!  This group has come a long way since they first began the martial art journey years ago, and it is exciting to see how far they have come.

Along with the Black Belt presentation the candidates will be putting on a demonstration of some of the many things they have learned through their Tae Soo Do training.

15th Anniversary!

The Party will take place immediately after the graduation and will be a pot-luck style gathering so please bring something to share with the rest of the group. Feel free to bring your family and friends for this special event to watch the graduation as well as connect with others from our school celebrating the time that Instructor Sirny first began teaching here in the Twin Cities area 15 years ago.

We look forward to a wonderful time together, and THANK YOU so much for your support of our school over the years!!!


Summer Schedule Updates

Since Afterschool is not in session, and a number of people have travel plans, there are just a few little updates in terms of class schedule.  Almost all regular classes continue on as normal, so just so you have it all in one place, the levels & times for training are as follows effective immediately:

Tigers – ALL RANKS – Tuesday & Thursday 4:30 – 5:10pm
Juniors BEG Ranks – Tuesday & Thursday 5:15 – 6:10pm
Juniors INT & ADV Ranks – Mondays & Wednesdays 5:15 – 6:10pm
Acrobop Tumbling & Gymnastics – Fridays 5:15 – 6pm

Adult & Teen BEG Ranks – Tuesday & Thursday 7:15 – 8:10pm
Adult & Teen INT & ADV Ranks – Tuesday & Thursday 6:15 – 7:10pm
Adult & Teen ALL Ranks – Monday & Wednesday 6:15 – 7:10pm | Saturday 11:45 – 12:45pm
Adult & Teen Meditation & Weaponry – Saturday 10 – 11:30am

Summer Camps

The staff has been getting ready for the all the details regarding our exciting summer camps!!!  This year has six sessions – and each week will be unique in terms of its martial art training, leadership development, and crafts/projects.  Along with some weekly archery and playtime too, the summer camps have been completely awesome and we are very much looking forward to the sessions this year.

There is still space available, but we know the registrations start coming fast this time a year – and remember – we do have LIMITED capacity for our camp sessions.  If you needed more information just visit  for the full scoop on the sessions & details!


2 for 1 ADULT & TEEN Enrollment Special!


Have you been hiding away in your home all winter? Are you looking for a great way to re-energize yourself and thaw out from the deep freeze? Spring is almost here and during the month of April the Hwa Rang Do Minneapolis Academy will be running a 2 for 1 special on ALL NEW Adult & Teen enrollments. Activate yourself through our complete martial arts program!

spear-Preston-Alyssa-SMWhile our Children classes are close to capacity, we have some new openings in the Adult & Teen Levels.  No excuses folks – It’s time to JUMP on in with this rare special tuition opportunity – offer expires April 30th!

One of the unique traits of our school is that we offer a complete two-tiered program for both experienced and beginner students. This way no matter what previous training you may or may not have, you will not feel overwhelmed or stuck in a rut. Due to the comprehensive degree of the Hwa Rang Do curriculum, you could study for a lifetime and still continuously develop your skills!

We also offer an unparalleled array of classes and martial art topics. No other school in the region offers all areas of the martial arts from kick/punch striking, grappling & submissions, take-downs & throws, total self-defense, extensive weaponry including actual weapon vs. weapon matching, meditation and healing! Yes, all under one roof – it is possible to become a Complete Martial Artist!

The skills practiced in the martial arts taught at our school provide a solid vehicle for one’s personal development on many levels. Integrating and finding balance between the mental and physical sides of our life is very important no matter what situation you may find yourself in, and the training you receive here is sure to help you come closer to a good healthy state of balance.

  • Learn to Defend Yourself: The martial arts and Hwa Rang Do in particular is unlike other hobbies or sports in that you can learn valuable skills that can save your life someday.
  • Get in Shape: Escape the monotony of repetitive exercise and learn something new everyday as you get in the best shape of your life.
  • Enhance Self Esteem & Confidence : Gain better understanding and control of yourself physically, mentally, and emotionally. Embrace the “I can” attitude in your everyday life.
  • Self-Discipline: Gain more control of your life by learning to become mentally focused and more responsible.
  • Stress Management: Revitalize your body and recharge your spirits as the physical, breathing and visualization techniques of Hwa Rang Do provide an outlet for mental and emotional tension.

Find a Friend or Find a Family Member and
Jump on in for this Special 2 For 1 Deal!

Give Us A Call (612) 824-KICK (5425)
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***DETAILS:  2 Person Enrollment for the Price of 1 is for new ADULT & TEEN student enrollment only (AGES 13 AND UP).  Offer expires April 30, 2016