Prepping for TLK Afterschool 2020-2021

Important Announcement & Updates

Hello HRD Families!

We hope that you are doing well and everyone is staying cool and enjoying some quality summer days!
For some time now we have wanted to give some kind of update about the coming school year’s afterschool plans and open up registration. We know many of you are also eager to lock in plans, however, like you, we have also been waiting to see what the local schools and state guidelines come out with because of the COVID-19 situation. We know everyone is still having a tough time managing the situation and figuring out how to effectively deal with the multitude of issues related to COVID and the fallout of its consequences.

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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 =
• 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!

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



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)
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

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:

Summer Camps 2018

Our unique summer camps are a BLAST!  And right here in the heart of the twin cities!  Full day offerings, thorough martial art training each day plus SUPER COOL themed activities & leadership development. SPACE IS LIMITED IN OUR CAMPS, so sign up early.



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