2024 HRD Summer Camp Registration is Live!

Hello everyone,

Tis’ the season! Time to plan for Summer Camps!

Yes, we know it’s a little bit away, but we also know everyone is locking in the summer plans. We hope you get a good vacation in this year, but don’t forget that the kids need to stay active during the rest of the summer months and our martial art and leadership Summer Camps are an amazing option!

Each week has its own unique theme for fun activities and programming, and each week also has its own martial art training focus. While our ongoing classes always help the kids progress, the summer camp workshops are a great way to get a boost in skills. Participants will get a chance to zero in on some fundamentals, then move into some more specialized applications, and we always try and get everyone some advanced moves. It seems every week the students get a chance to level-up in significant ways, which then helps them become more of a complete martial artist!


  • Summer Camps are open to K through 8th Graders. Depending on the activities, we tend to break things up in small groups for the younger Tigers and older Juniors.
  • Structured Programming is from 9am to 5pm each day, however children are welcome to arrive between 8:30 and 9am each day for some games and fun to get warmed-up. For working parents, pick-ups are available until 5:30pm.
  • There are 2 martial art training sessions each day, there is time for the structured themed activities, and we also include some free play and down time.
  • Each week will get an Archery session down by the Minnehaha Creek.
  • Depending on weather, we also go to the neighborhood Pearl Park for some outdoor playtime as well.
  • Snacks, supplies, & a camp T-shirt provided
  • Just bring a lunch, a water bottle, and be ready for action!
  • No previous martial art experience is needed – our summer camps are open to students, friends, family, and the public!


  • EARLYBIRD REGISTRATION DISCOUNT of 10% OFF Total is available from now through February 29th
  • All Active Students in our regular class or our Afterschool program receive an additional 10% OFF at any time!
  • Otherwise, base fee is $499 per week
  • Must register online @ https://hwarangdo.org/civicrm/event/info?reset=1&id=362
  • If you are looking for more information, just visit our camp website here: https://tlksummercamp.com/

2024 Hwa Rang Do Summer Camps Dates & Sessions =

June 17 to 21 – Secret Agent Camp

Calling all secret agents and aspiring spies! We have a highly important and top-secret mission, and we need your help. We’ll start the week off by creating state-of-the-art spy gear and learning the basics of being a secret agent including how to decipher codes, training our minds and bodies, and the stories of what other real-life spies have done, as well as being briefed on the specifics of the mysterious camp mission. Then we’ll embark on the job, putting our skills to the test to solve the mystery before time runs out!

Are you stealthy? Can you use speed to move undetected and achieve your mission??? This camp will feature the fast-paced skill of sparring! Join us and make your kicks and punches lightning fast, stealthy, and undetectable. This fan-favorite camp will feature sparring concepts that range from beginner to advanced and provide ample creative drills and matching to help enhance your stand-up skill set. A great camp experience that always hits the mark!

June 24 to 28 – Time Traveler’s Guide to Around the World in 80 Days

World travelers and time travelers alike, assemble! Whether you’ve been all over the world or have never left Minnesota, ventured into the past and future or have always remained here in the present, this camp’s for you. Mixing together these two ways of traveling, this camp will take us around the world throughout many time periods. We’ll travel to ancient civilizations, times and places of our own ancestors, fascinating places around the world today, and imagined future landscapes.

Are you an artist at heart? Do you enjoy things that are both technical and beautiful? Our second camp will focus on Long Form, a technical execution of martial artistry and power, short forms, an abbreviated version of the former, and quick defensive techniques. Throughout this camp we will be developing our skill, coordination, and muscle memory to master ever increasingly difficult concepts. See you there!

July 15 to July 19 – Kingdom of the Five Elements

Come enter the kingdom of five elements: earth, metal, water, fire, and wood. We’ll be learning about these ancient elements and how they interact in creative and destructive processes to form the world, both from a scientific and mythic perspective. Experiments and stories will carry us throughout the week up to a final role-playing adventure in which all five tribes will come together to enact battles, peace treaties, and creative exchanges based on our learnings from the week.

Attention all Hwa Rang Knights! What better way to defend your kingdom than developing your sword fighting skills. This camp’s martial arts theme will focus on foam sword matching, and weapon forms. Daily practice will feature plenty of drills, matching, forms presentation, archery by the creek, and an end-of-camp foam sword tournament. Get ready for some serious fun as you sharpen your skills and defend your realm!

July 29 to Aug 2 – Magical Creatures & Tabletop Gaming Camp

Come let your imagination run wild as we create our own magical creature characters and tabletop games to play! We’ll also be building tabletop game boards and miniature board game landscapes to go along with our games. Learn the basics of game creation and play, be creative with design and rule creation, and enjoy playing and sharing your games with each other. We’ll also be doing physical activities to inspire ideas!

They came from the darkest reaches of the unknown, creatures with but one goal…TO GRAPPLE! That’s right, camp 4 will feature one of our most popular themes: grappling. There is so much to learn in the sport of grappling it would be impossible to fit it into a week-long camp. However, this session will be an intensive workshop to help beginners get in more position skills and acquire experience, while helping the more advanced students get to their next level of techniques. Get ready to roll!

Aug 12 to 16 – Fight Scene Choreography Camp

Our classic fight scene choreography camp is back again! Come learn the art of crafting a complete fight scene. Whether you’re brand new to Hwa Rang Do or are a seasoned trainer, you’re invited! Everyone will have a role in designing and acting in a small group fight scene. We’ll also be learning how to make the scenes as realistic as possible by practicing acting skills and techniques. Then at the end of the week we will open the doors to family members to attend the show at high noon!

This year’s version of our grand finale camp will focus on demo-style fight scene choreography. Somewhat different from our previous years as students will not be required to create a story and deliver lines but instead will focus on just the action! This is always a fun send-off before the school year starts again, see you there!

Register Online Now @ https://hwarangdo.org/civicrm/event/info?reset=1&id=362


If you have any questions just let us know, otherwise we look forward to another awesome year of summer camps!


The Team @ The Hwa Rang Do Minneapolis Academy

2024 New Year Announcements

Hello all,

Happy New Year to you and your family! We hope you had a wonderful holiday season and are ready to get back into the weekly routines. 

We have finalized our calendar for 2024 through the summer months and want to go over a few announcements regarding the upcoming dates and events. Please save this email and add the relevant dates to your calendars! Our full list of dates is included at the bottom of this email, but here are a few important notes:

  1. Our regular schedule of TLK Afterschool and Traditional Classes has resumed at their normal times, so students can once again attend classes on their scheduled days.  
  2. Our annual MUSA Challenge Interschool Tournament, which is required for all students, is set for Saturday, April 27th. Please mark your calendars for this day, it will start around 9am and go well into the late afternoon, so please be sure to block off that time in your schedule. This is the most important event of the year for our students to attend!  We will send other information and details later, but please make sure to save the date!
  3. Based on the results of our survey last fall, it seems like a lot of people will be doing other things over the school release days this semester, so we will not be offering Winter & Spring Break Release Day Camps this semester. For spring break, since we have multiple schools on different schedules, we have decided to continue the TLK Afterschool Program running throughout the weeks, so kids can get dropped off for their scheduled days of TLK whenever they are on break, and the schools in session will continue to be picked up. The only exception is Friday, March 29th as we will close for the day and there will be no classes or afterschool program.  We will run release days next fall since there is not as much travel going on, and if more interest for next year’s winter we can try again in ’25.
  4. Summer Camp sessions have been decided, and registration will be opening up in the coming days! Please see list below for the session dates. There are some great themes and training workshops with the summer camps, so get ready for a fun time for all!
  5. Lastly, from June 29-July 7, HRD students and instructors will gather for the annual World Championship Tournament and training seminars with our head grandmasters.  This year’s event will be in Italy! Students of all ages and ranks are welcome and encouraged to attend if they can. If you are able to go or have an interest in going, please mark your calendars and keep an eye out for registration announcements later this winter.

If you have any questions please let us know, otherwise we are excited to begin the new year with you all!

Kristina Sirny
Office Manager
@ The Hwa Rang Do Minneapolis Academy

2024 HRD Minneapolis Dates:

Jan 2 – TLK and Classes Resume
Jan 15 – Closed MLK Day
Jan 19/20 – Monthly Test & BB Test 1
Jan 26 – Closed Teacher Day, No Classes No TGT
Feb 16/17 – Monthly Test & BB Test 2
Feb 19 – Closed, Presidents Day
Mar 15/16 – Monthly Test & BB Test 3
Mar 29 – Closed, No Classes No TGT
Apr 19/20 – Monthly Test & BB Graduation
May 17/18 – Monthly Test
May 27 – Closed Memorial Day
June 14 – Last Day of TLK
June 17 to 21 – Summer Camp 1
June 24 to 28 – Summer Camp 2
July 15 to July 19 – Summer Camp 3
July 29 to Aug 2 – Summer Camp 4
Aug 12 to 16 – Summer Camp 5
Sept 2 – Closed Labor Day
Sept 3 – Frist Day of TLK

Time to Register for Spring 2024 TLK Afterschool!

Hello everyone,

We hope that you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving and are gearing up for the BIG PARTY coming up on the 16th to close out the year!

Now that we are close to wrapping up 2023, it is also time for all of the Afterschool families to start planning the days per week for the upcoming spring semester.  Whether you are keeping the same days per week or changing things up, we do need to process a renewal each semester here with the Afterschool Program and registration is now open! 

As a reminder our tuition programs are configured based on an average rate per days throughout the year and then divided up by semester.  The spring semester is 62% of the school year, and fall is 38% of the year in terms of days, hence you will notice a difference between the various tuition plans due each semester.  Note, we have not increased our base rates this spring and have kept the same configuration values for the duration of this full school year. 

The link to the spring tuition packet can be found here:  https://tlkafterschool.com/files/2024SpringTuitionOptions.pdf


Make sure you are logged into the website first and then go here to get registered: https://hwarangdo.org/civicrm/event/info?reset=1&id=349

 *You will be selecting the days per week and preferred tuition plan through the registration, but the fees will not be processed at this time. Followup invoices and EFT programs will be setup and processed once your registration is validated.

If you have any questions, let us know.  Otherwise, we look forward to seeing you at the end-of-the-year bash!

Master Sirny

2023 Summer Camp Info!

Hello everyone,

It’s cold and slushy, but summer plans are also brewing! The amazing Hwa Rang Do Summer Camps are locked and loaded into the calendar, so make sure you grab a spot in the 2023 Sessions!  Also, the EARLYBIRD Specials are back again!

1 – Mad Scientist Camp | June 19-23
2 – The Great Outdoors | July 10-14
3 – Game On! | July 24-28
4 – Symphony of Senses | Aug 7-11
5 – Stuntman Movie Camp | August 21-25


While summers are a nice break from the snow and most Minnesotans are soaking it in as much as possible, they can also get long, and trying to find something to do for those 3 months and keep the kids busy is hard. Also, for all of those full-time working parents, it can be a challenge finding summer care for all the younger children out there that still aren’t old enough to take care of themselves.

In order to fill this gap in the year, the Tomorrow’s Leading Knights program at the Hwa Rang Do Martial Art Academy has incredible full-day camp options right in the heart of the Twin Cities. We will be continuing the productive lessons and training that is offered throughout the school year, but expand the hours to help you fill the day with quality experience for your child. Also, because of all the dedicated training time the kids are sure to improve in their martial art practice considerably as each camp session has a unique focus topic designed to give everyone a BOOST! All kids K-8 grade welcome!!!

Camp Pricing:
Each Week = $474
Includes the full week of training & activities, 1 Camp T-shirt, snacks, & all supplies.
*Lunches are not provided
Schedule Reminder: Structured Program Time is 9am to 5pm.
Drop off is available starting at 8:30am and last pickup must occur by 5:30pm.


10% Off Your Total for any currently active students of our Regular Classes or Afterschool Program

Register by February 28th to receive 10% Off Total!

CLICK HERE FOR REGISTRATION: https://hwarangdo.org/civicrm/event/info?reset=1&id=315

If you have any questions just let us know. Otherwise, we look forward to another great set of camps this coming summer!

The Minneapolis Academy


Week 1: Mad Scientist Camp | June 19-23

Are you ready for some serious Tech? Do you love taking things apart and learning how they work? Are you a tinkerer or technician? Then join us for the TLK Mad Scientist Camp! This camp will be filled with tons of hands-on fun STEM experiments.

Martial Theme – Forms:  In the martial arts, forms epitomize the ideal of structure, function, and beauty, mixed with a dramatic flair for performance! Become the architect, and engineer of your own ability to move with grace, speed, and power. See you there for all the fun!

Week 2: The Great Outdoors | July 10-14

The Great Outdoors! Let’s explore the natural world around us and learn about various environments, like bodies of water, forests, gardens and more. Be prepared with your sneakers for this session as we will hit the trails throughout the week and explore the city’s green spaces.

Martial Theme -Weaponry:  Sharpen your technique and get ready for weapons camp! This camp will feature both foam-sword fighting, and weapon forms. Focus your mind, and unleash your warrior spirit, this camp will push you to your next level. A fun and competitive experience for kids of all ages.

Week 3: Game On! | July 24-28

Week 3 will be filled with games, games, and more games! A game for everyone; we will play board games, team games, mat games, NERF gun games and games out on the field. We will learn the basics of what makes a good board game, game play and game rules and your child will build their very own board game to take home!

Martial Theme – Sparring:  What would game week be without Sparring??? This camp will have plenty of drilling, calisthenics, and matching. Always a fan favorite among our student is our end of camp tournaments! You won’t want to miss this one!

Weeks 4: Symphony of the Senses | Aug 7-11

This week we’ll dive into the sensory world around us and within us. Come explore the world through sight, sound, smell, taste, and touch with dynamic activities designed to enliven your child’s participation in the living world! Activities will include tactile, and sound based artistic creations, physical engagement with the natural world and much more.

Martial Theme – Grappling:  Are you ready to grapple? Put your skills to the test in the ultimate game of physical chess. The art of grappling combines all aspects of mind, body, and heart in a strategic and tactical battle for victory!  It also happens to be downright fun, and easy to learn for all skill levels, you won’t want to miss this one.

Week 5: Stuntman Movie Camp | Aug 21-25

Lights, camera, action! In this camp we will delve into the art of crafting a fight scene complete with choreography and dialogue! Your child(ren) will dive into the world of storytelling, prop creation and costume design. Everyone will have a role in designing and acting in a fight scene. Then at the end of the week we will open the doors to family members to attend the show during the lunch hour.

Martial Theme – Fight Scene!  In week 5 we will focus on the perfected execution of our staged fight scenes, combined with all dialogue and acting to create a full feature presentation come to life! This will be an intensive week of practice, and performance to cap off the summer in style.

CLICK HERE FOR REGISTRATION: https://hwarangdo.org/civicrm/event/info?reset=1&id=315

Sign Up For Fall Afterschool!

2022 Fall Afterschool Is Coming Soon!
Get Signed Up Now!

Hello everyone,We are now at the mid point of August and summer is closing out soon, and that means that the next school year and Fall Afterschool is right around the corner! If you haven’t registered yet, we do need everyone to sign up at the hwarangdo.org website to reserve their days per week. Each semester does require an online registration at our school for the Afterschool Program to confirm days per week and select tuition options.

We are happy to announce that we will be adding the Richfield STEM & Dual Language schools to our afternoon neighborhood pickups this year, so please spread the word to any families looking for an alternative to the public afterschool options. We strive to provide an exceptional experience for the kids, and the boost they receive through our martial art training is not only a health benefit but also helps grow real confidence & strength!

Our educational school transportation list can be found by clicking here = https://tlkafterschool.com/tlk/educational-schools-and-transportation/

Reminder, the Afterschool program is for anyone Kindergarten through 8th grade so get signed up now @ https://hwarangdo.org/civicrm/event/info?reset=1&id=253

Our TLK Summer Camps have been awesome this year, but it’s not too late to get signed up for the last camp session of this summer. The last one is coming up next week!

Camp 6: Ninja Warrior = August 22-26
Warrior Spirit/Obstacles & Fight Scene Choreography Theme

Check out www.tlksummercamp.com for more information, and get signed up at www.hwarangdo.org.

We look forward to seeing everyone back in the next school year for consistent training and growth!

Temp Class Schedule Changes 4/11 to 6/24

Hello everyone,

Due to the Teacher’s strike at the Minneapolis District and their need to add make-up days & times (which have pushed the bell times back by 42 minutes, and extended the school year until 6/24), we will have to adjust our entire school schedule to accommodate the needs of the afterschool program.  Thank you very much for your understanding and flexibility as we roll with the changes.  Please know that we did our best to minimize the impact to all of our class levels.

Please see below for the details, and this schedule will be in effect starting Monday April 11th!
TLK Afterschool will close for last pickup at 7pm Mondays – Thursdays, & 6:30pm on Fridays.

Mondays through Thursdays

Class NameTimes
TLK Afterschool Early Group4:20 to 5:15pm
Tigers & TLK Late Tigers Group5:15 to 5:50pm
Juniors & TLK Late Juniors Group5:50 to 6:45pm
Adults & Teens6:45 to 7:45pm

Important Notes:
– Regular Class people should still attend their normal Monday/Wednesday or Tuesday/Thursday Rank Level Groupings
– Continue to bring Sparring Gear & Weapons on Mondays or Tuesdays classes, and Grappling Uniforms for Wednesdays & Thursdays classes
Friday Schedule = Afterschool Early @ 4:15pm, Afterschool Late @ 5pm, Junior TGT @ 5:45-6:30pm
– TLK will close for last pickup at 7pm Mondays – Thursdays, & 6:30pm on Fridays
– Summer Schedule will go into effect 6/27, details TBD…
– We are still considering options for Summer Camp Session 1 & 2, but 3through 6 are all still on as normal.

Other Special Dates:
– April Testing April 22nd & 23rd
– MUSA Challenge Tournament April 30th
– May Testing is 5/20 & 5/21
– Dojang Closed Memorial Day Weekend Best always,

Important Dates Through Summer

Hello all,

As we enter the last month of winter (hopefully) and move into the spring months, I want to send you all a list of our calendar events from now through the end of summer, so you know what to expect and can be sure to mark your calendars for a couple of important dates. Please save this email for future reference of dates and event descriptions!

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