Student Info & Waiver Update

Since there has been many changes over the past many months, I was reminded that student information and waivers should be updated. Please follow this link to update your information and verify the waiver. https://www.white-tiger-martialarts.com/front-page/student-login-here/ Thanks!

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Fall WTMA Sale!

Time again to get some new WTMA stuff! T-shirts, Hoodies (Pullover, Hockey, Zip) and Sweatpants are available to order until September 13th! All orders are pre-paid. You can place your orders from the school store. The available designs for this order are below. Left Front Gumdo Gumdo w/WTMA     Left Front Taekwondo Taekwondo w/WTMA […]

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This Is Not A Game

I saw this one a T-shirt the other day. It was done for a high school cross country team (I left the school name out of this). It struck as a very cool perspective. Cross country runners are out there training, improving their technique, and running faster because they want to. I’d wager that there […]

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Putting In The Work

One of the hardest things to understand is that you need to “put in the work” to become successful. This is different from “paying your dues”. Putting in the work is the educational side of the equation. While paying your dues is getting out there and working (getting experience from those who came before). Putting […]

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Black Belt Class Resumes

WTMA Haidong Gumdo Black Belt Class resumes on Saturday 16/20 at 10:00am. This class is for all Dan ranked students and any Masters wishing some additional training. Class will be weekly on Saturdays from 10:00 – 12:00.

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Classes return to the School!

Starting Wednesday (6/10), classes will return to the WTMA dojang! The class Wednesday will be the final 90 minute Gumdo class before the regular schedule resumes on Monday (6/15). The class will be 6:00-7:30 and back to full uniform. The class Thursday will be the final 90 minute class for Taekwondo. Again, regular schedule returns […]

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Re-opening Taekwondo (and other martial arts schools)

Master Josh Waltzing is doing an awesome job in presenting the plight of Taekwondo schools to the Minnesota government. He has gotten support and clarifications from government officials about opening Taekwondo schools again. This has been mainly playing on the youth athletics aspect as they can come back sooner than adults. Those of you who are NOT […]

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Social Distancing With Martial Arts

We were very fortunate to have a photographer friend stop by during our first outdoor class. Follow the link here to see the online edition. It has many more pictures.

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Tree in the Blue

Most of you now the work that I’ve been doing since learning about my Song Moo Kwan heritage. It has been a struggle. As there are always many different paths that students take, information can be lost…lack of interest at the time or forgotten time. **Ha, here’s a spot for something ages old…the Master has […]

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Back to Class…Outside

Starting next Wednesday (May 20th), WTMA will have outdoor classes in the park south of the school.  There should be plenty of space to spread out and keep sections under the 10 person limit. After all, there are 4 softball fields there! This will continue as long as necessary. These will be 90 minute classes […]

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Closed Until June 1st

Executive order 20-56 has extended the closure of “public accommodations” (bars, restaurants, gyms) until May 31st. The soonest opening is now June 1st. Message me if you’re willing to do parking lot training.

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What does it take to be “Brother”?

What does it take to be “Brother”? ***Just to clarify: This post is using the single term “Brother” to illustrate the interpersonal relationship between those who are very close to each other. This does INCLUDE the females that are within the group, which just sounds wrong calling the “Sis” or “Sister” as I wasn’t raised […]

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Ownership

I see myself as a martial arts teacher that hasn’t gone completely into the commercialized version of the industry. Teaching first, making money second. When life changed a year ago, I had to create something new. Part of that change has been to move away from security work and pursue a different management oriented route.This […]

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WTMA Home Training

Students can check this page for training challenges. The resources can also be used to post questions about current training or test requirements. Prizes will be awarded for the most points earned Follow this link to get to the Challenges!

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White Tiger Haidong Gumdo Stance Tutorial

With the aid of 4th Dan Instructor, Russell Chapman, here’s a brief insight into Haidong Gumdo stances as taught within WTMA Haidong Gumdo. Please note that the lecture discusses the textbook version of the stances (because Instructor Chapman can do them) but it is more important (in Master Frankovich’s opinion) that the “intent” behind the […]

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Ssangsu Baldo-chaggum video update

There is a Ssangsu Baldo-chaggum 1-12 video update in the Chodan material. The link doesn’t look different but it takes you to the new video. Message me if you’ve forgotten the password.

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Your Tribe

So, you find yourself spending more time by yourself or with your immediate family. How’s that going? Hopefully you are healthy and safe. That said, how much are you missing people that you didn’t realize you’d miss? This is the whole “don’t know what you have until it’s gone” thing. It does give you an […]

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Martial Arts and the World Today

The World is all messed up! Things have changed greatly over the past few weeks. Quite a bit has not been good. This can wreak havoc on the emotions and stability of a person’s temperament. I’ve seen a great number of martial arts schools take to online classes and training workouts. This is a great […]

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History and Tradition

Last weekend I had the fortune of attending one of the Las Vegas Golden Knights home hockey games. It was an awesome experience. The atmosphere was an energetic party with concentrated observation of the game. No scoring chance happened without roaring cheers. Our host had commented that the city was really taking to having the team […]

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