The hwarang traditions stem from an ancient culture, very different from the modern world. It is our challenge as the new hwarang to find ways to bring the spirit of the hwarang into our modern age. In some ways this challenge seems very difficult, but I have found so many of my attempts at the application to be surprisingly simple. One of the problems of the modern world is our tendency to complicate life – externally with material things (TVs, computers, “smart” phones, etc) and with interpersonal relationships (1,125 friends on Facebook but not a one ever met in person), and internally by ignoring ourselves and filling our lives with noise and distraction. So, yes, there is much to do, and therefore the task of bringing the hwarang way into our lives seems difficult – but in reality, the answer is so simple.
Hello everyone – we have pretty much most of the dates and events online now for 2014, so please check out our newly enhanced Dojang website! The calendar feature is through Google Calendar too, so feel free to subscribe over there with your accounts and everything will connect up just fine and you can stay on top of all the happenings here!
Friday January 17th – MPLS Schools Closed
We will be taking a field trip to the Raptor Center!!
Pizzas For lunch!!
As we finish a large chunk of family time and moments of rest amongst the holidays, the new year of 2014 looms ahead and I am reflecting on a thoughtful phrase passed on to me by one of our dojang parents. more or less…. “The moments of rest are the draw of the bow, and our action will follow with the arrow once released.”
There definitely is a strong and creative force that drives the human experience. Day-in and day-out many of us dream for possibilities and then are putting in time and effort for various fulfillment. The energy expounded in our actions
Another Round On Tuesday 1/7!
Release Day For Kids,
Bootcamps At Night
Well, the weather keeps coming and the schools keep closing…..Movie Get Out (2017)
TUESDAY RELEASE DAY
Since work still is going on for most people and I am sure there are kids that are feeling cooped up we have another round of a great martial art release day camp tomorrow Tuesday January 7th. Pretty much same scoop as today, but
Special TLK Release Day This Monday!
Bootcamps Monday Night!
Hello Dojang Crew, despite the fact that some SERIOUS cold is coming down the pipe, we have had enough vacation over here! While we will understand if you just want to bundle up and don’t make it in, the other solution is some extreme training!
At the 2013 MUSA Challenge Tournament here in Minneapolis, our dojang publicly launched our own local non-profit mission focused on youth development. The programming offered here in terms of our regular classes, afterschool, and summer camp program is unparalleled, and we intend to strengthen our own abilities, get engaged in more community outreach, and eventually work to build a Charter/Public Educational School!
We obviously have some big goals on the horizon, however,
Alright folks, website is upgraded and we also now have an official blog for our dojang! Sure looking forward to building out some content and insightful articles. Obviously this will take a little time to get rollin’ so please stay tuned and check back regularly for some thoughts from our Chief Instructor Dylan Sirny, news & event details, articles & insights from our student community, and more!
Keep up the solid training!