Annual Tournament is Coming Soon!

Coming up on Saturday April 27th 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!

Learn More Here!

Spring Break Camps

Spring Break Camps!
March 29th through April 5th
Can Do Individual or Multiple Days, but must Register by March 22nd!

Hello, we have another set of awesome Day Camps coming up for Spring Break.  As always cool activities and great martial art training.  Especially with our annual all school tournament coming up at the end of April – this is a great way to get in some extra training to boost the skills!

March 29th – Art Day

Creativity is key! At least with this camp that is! Alongside our training, we’ll be packing a day full of fun and creative arts and crafts project. If you want to explore painting, colors, and getting your hands dirty, this camp will be right up your alley! Bring your paint clothes and an open mind to explore the elements of art!

Martial Art Focus = Takedowns & Throws: We will briefly review some sweeps and basic throws from previous day camp sessions and then work on using the opponent’s legs for takedowns.  We will cover single leg takedowns/pickups as well as kick-defense takedowns for this high-flying day!

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April 1st – Hobby Day!

Hobby day will be a relaxed release day. We invite all the kids to bring their own outside interests and hobbies to share with each other. In the past the kids have brought in their favorite books. Food Frenzy activity this day, we pick a DIY snack to make with the kids!  We are leaning toward Nutella and banana sandwiches!

Martial Art Focus = Kicking: Today we will focus on some of the intermediate to advanced level kicks.  Full moon kicks, jump full moons, axe kicks, low spins, jump spins, and special combinations are open to everyone today, so be ready to have some fun!

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April 2nd – Spy vs Spy

Have a knack for solving crimes? Are you a real gumshoe detective? Then this team-game oriented camp is for you! Bring your trench coat and magnifying glass and help solve puzzles to help uncover some clues that will lead to great fun in the Dojang! Become a real life Sherlock Holmes in this fun and light hearted camp that will get you to start thinking outside of the box to solve puzzles!

Martial Art Focus = Sparring:  Sneak attacks through fakes as well as counter strikes are the topics for this special day.  With our annual tournament coming up at the end of April, this session will definitely give the kids a jump in the right direction to get a lot of points!

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April 3rd – Stuntman Camp

Do you have what it takes to be a featured stuntman? In this camp, we’ll be working on action stage performances utilizing what we learn during training and applying it to fun performances for an audience. Learn about what it takes to put on a small play production and have some fun with some action stunts! If you’re interested in drama or acting, then this camp is a great way to explore your artistic side!

Martial Art Focus = Combination & Action Sequences: Super fun action is on the table as we learn how to perform techniques and combinations with a partner just like in the movies.  We will work on attacks, blocks, and combos as well as how to add excitement through acting.  By the end of the day the kids will have choreographed an awesome action skit!

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April 4th – Geography Day

The Earth can feel big and unknown, but it doesn’t have to be! In this camp, we’ll learn about cool and interesting far away locations. We’ll learn about the unique ways people live and how their unique cultures might be different from ours. On top of our cultural journey, we’ll spend time exploring some unique landscapes that the earth has to offer. If you want to know more about the planet we live on, then this camp is for you!

Martial Art Focus = Grappling: Focus today will be on tournament tactics for grappling.  This means how to get positions for points for the Beginners and Intermediates, and how to find some quick submissions for the Advanced kids!  The Musa Challenge is April 27th, so time to get in some extra prep for the brackets!

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April 5th – Exploration – What does it mean to be an explorer?

You don’t have to go to the moon or climb mount Everest to be an explorer. In this camp, come find out what it means to be part of an expedition and how the actions of inquisitive people can be considered honorable and noble. Come along on a journey to unfamiliar places to help explore the world around us!

Martial Art Focus = Self-Defense & Bully Prevention: The 3 main topics of this subject that we will cover are 1) Prevention, 2) Verbal Resolution and De-Escalation, 3) Physical Defense.  The stronger and more effective your 1st stage is the less you need the later stages, which is why building strength and confidence are critical aspects of ongoing martial art training.  However, there are also many useful techniques one can implement to deal with unwanted encroachment, and we are committed to helping the kids learn how to take control and lead the situations they find themselves in versus being a victim.

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Can do individual or multiple days!

Must register by March 22nd so we can plan on accurate head-counts.

Highlights & Details:
• Release day programming runs from 9am – 5pm (drop off available at 8:30am, late pickup available until 6pm).
• Morning & Afternoon Snacks are provided
• Lunches are NOT provided – PLEASE PACK A BAG LUNCH FOR YOUR CHILD! (***unfortunately we are unable to provide catered lunches anymore due to large variety of dietary restrictions and scheduling conflicts with the providers)
• Supplies & Crafts ARE provided
• Bring Your Uniform & Belt if already a martial art student (we will have some to lend out for public people without, or you are welcome to purchase your own for $40)
• Simply email us to get on the registration list = office@hwarangdomn.com
• Fees are:
Any Active Dojang Students = $55 per day
Other Friends, Family, Public = $65 per day (No martial art experience necessary!)
Can Register for Individual or Multiple Days!
*Sibling Discounts are 20% off total for 2 kids, 30% off total for 3 or more kids

See you on the mats!

Hwarang!
Master Dylan Sirny & Entire TLK STAFF
@ The Hwa Rang Do Martial Art Academy

2 for 1 SPECIAL FOR ADULTS & TEENS!

2 for 1 SPECIAL ENROLLMENT DEAL FOR ADULTS & TEENS!

Has all the cold and snow got you down? Are you looking for a great way to re-energize yourself and thaw out from the deep freeze? We want to help warm you up with an incredible 2 for 1 special on ALL NEW Adult & Teen enrollments!  Start training now and charge yourself up 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 discount opportunity – offer expires February 28th!

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 routines 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)
or
Drop Us An Email

To Setup a Tour And Sign-up Now!


***DETAILS:  2 Person Enrollment for the Price of 1 is for new ADULT or TEEN student enrollment only (AGES 13 AND UP).  Offer expires February 28, 2019.  Offer Valid at the Hwa Rang Do Minneapolis Academy & Hwa Rang Do Maple Grove Club

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 daniel@hwarangdomn.com  –  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!!!

SIGN UP FOR THE POT-LUCK ON THE FRONT COUNTER

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 http://tlksummercamp.com/  for the full scoop on the sessions & details!

Hwarang!

2 for 1 ADULT & TEEN Enrollment Special!

2 for 1 SPECIAL ENROLLMENT DEAL,
ADULT & TEENS!

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)
or
Drop Us An Email

To Setup a Tour And Sign-up Now!


***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

 

 

Winter Break

Please enjoy your time over the next couple weeks with your families.  There is so much going on in all of our lives all year round, and even lots to do over the holidays coming and going everywhere.  However, I hope that we all can soak in our time with those close to us.  Time will fly by that’s for sure, so let’s build some moments and connections that are valuable.

Winter Break Schedule

As a reminder there will be no classes starting tomorrow (Saturday) through Sunday January 3rd.  However, the dojang will be open for some staff projects & administration – plus there is open  mat time for anyone who is looking to get in some workouts and sweat a little.  So, for the next 2 weeks, the Mondays, Tuesdays, & Wednesdays open hours will be from Noon to 8pm, and then all closed up on the other days of the weeks.  Monday January 4th everything will be all back to normal full schedule!

TLK Afterschool Spring Renewal

I know most of you got things all set to go for spring, however, if you haven’t already please take care of renewing spring registration.  We need to confirm our spaces, and of course want to ensure that all existing people keep their spaces in the program as we are still close to our full capacity #s.  This can be taken care of with Bryce, and if you need to email with him, just use bryce@hwarangdomn.com as a contact point or swing into the dojang during hours mentioned above.

Thank you all once again for a wonderful year!  I feel very fortunate that we have such a great community of people participating in Hwa Rang Do, and it is exciting seeing so much vibrant strength and energy from all of you.

Enjoy the break from the outside world, and soak in the internal!  Balance back and forth for peace and harmony.

With love and respect,

Hwarang!
Instructor Dylan Sirny
& The Hwa Rang Do Martial Art Academy

December Test Weekend, BB Graduation, Holiday Party, & All School Demo

Busy time of year for everyone, but don’t miss out on all the action at the dojang this weekend!  A lot on the way so break down is as follows:

December Testing:
Friday = Kid’s Test 4:30-5:45pm
Saturday = Adult’s Test 10:45am
Kids & Adults, Sparring, Grappling, Belt Ceremony 11:30am-12:30pm
*Please get your test forms in!

Tae Soo Do Black Belt Graduation Ceremony
Immediately after the regular promotional examination ceremony there will be a special TSD Black Belt Graduation and demonstration for Nick, Stephanie, Logan, and Owen.  They have been working very hard the past few years, and now ready to become true Hwarang and move onto their sashes!

Holiday Party & Demonstration
We will be putting on an ALL school demonstration for ALL ages and ranks of students.  Everyone from the Little Tigers, Juniors, TLK Afterschool Kids, Adults, and Instructors will show off a variety of moves. Feel free to bring your family and friends for all the festivities – show them what you have been learning!  Please come a little early to get your parking place, drop off the food, get in some warm-ups and bet ready for the demonstration as we will start the show promptly at 5:00pm. (Doors open at 4:30pm)

Pot-Luck Dinner will take place immediately after the demonstration.  Please bring a dish to share, and check out the sign-up sheets on the counter at either 1st or 2nd floor for adding your name to the menu selection!

Party will go late, but feel free to stay as long as you can.  I know there are other events this time of year – so have fun here and there!

Winter Break
As a reminder we will be having a normal schedule the week of December 14-18, however our annual winter vacation will be taking place Dec 19 to Jan 3.  There will be open workout time available afternoon & evening on the Mondays through Wednesday, but otherwise, no official classes during the 2 weeks.  All else returns as normal starting January 4th

See you on the mats!