How long?

What is the average age of the students in the school that you attend? Why is that? This has come up in conversation a few times over the past month. It gave me the recognition that I can only count less than 10 black belts and instructors who started with (or just ahead of) me […]

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Martial Arts Training…for Two (Guest Writer: Sarah Wurdeman)

Pregnant Martial Artist When I became pregnant in December 2018, it never occurred to me to quit martial arts. Why would I quit? I’ve been doing martial arts straight since the summer of 2013 with very few breaks. Pregnancy wasn’t about to change that! But there were times during my pregnancy where I took breaks. […]

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Are You Working?

How hard are you working toward you goals? Are you still interested in those goals? Are you able to push through the “daily grind” to keep working for your goals? Is it time to change things up? Pursue new goals? Currently, my school doesn’t have “kid’s classes” as I know that I don’t have the […]

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Haidong Gumdo Event!

Haidong Gumdo will be featured at the 44th Arnold Battle of Columbus! The event will be held on March 7, 2020. You can find event divisions and rules here! The event website will be updated shortly –  Arnold Battle of Columbus

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Schedule Change: Tuesdays

The Tuesday classes are now back to the regular schedule! Tuesday & Thursday classes are… 6:00pm – Pine Tree Taekwondo (Beginning students 6:00 – 6:30) 7:00pm – White Tiger Haidong Gumdo

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Schedule Change for August

#schedule-change Tuesdays (from August 1st until Labor day weekend) Open floor from 6:00-7:30 Regular classes will resume in September.

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New & Former Student Offer! (2019)

New students are offered a discount on a 3 month tuition package! Former students are included in this offer. If current students refer anyone who signs up for this tuition package, they will receive a free tuition for the following month.

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Cutting On The Range 2019

Follow the link here to register for this year’s event! The date is Saturday August 10th! https://rmaeast.com/events/cutting-on-the-range-2019/

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Gumdo Stances And Different Bodies

One of the Haidong Gumdo Masters that I work with posted this thought. It is based on a yoga comment. I think it is very accurate for Haidong Gumdo and all other martial arts as well. A problem that humans fall into is that they want to “be like” the cool people. Well, in this […]

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Limbo

The best laid schemes of mice and men… That line came from somewhere in my childhood education. The irony of it kinda fits right now. Where I am now is not where I planned to be. Starting a major portion of my world over wasn’t even on my radar, let alone in the plans. What […]

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What to do next?

As life happens, one of the things that comes up is “What do I do next?” Work has been frustrating. Social life/relationship isn’t going where you hoped. These are frustrating but they are talked about regularly, at least in my classes, from a slightly different viewpoint. In class, we talk about the different sparring style […]

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New Partnership with PeerFit

We have recently finalized our partnership with PeerFit. This partnership will allow employees who have wellness benefits as part of their benefits package to join our martial arts. Those using the wellness program using PeerFit to coordinate will have their tuition paid. This can be a great opportunity for those interested in martial arts to […]

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Questions Asked

Having been around the martial arts as long as I have been, there are a few common questions that I get asked. Here’s two of them. Why did you start martial arts? I wanted to have the bravery and discipline to pick up the burning cauldron and scar the tiger and dragon symbols into my […]

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New Year Struggles

The past several months have been a struggle.Too many things happening in all aspects of life taking up too much time to get much of anything accomplished. All the things going on also make for a distraction that saps creativity (i.e. no ideas for blogs). I’m too old for this but such is life. During […]

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Building A Better Boat

Driving home yesterday, listening to a country radio station because my regular station started playing Christmas music before Black Friday, I heard the song listed below. Listen to the lyrics. The song made me think of why Leroy Jethro Gibbs may be building boats in his basement. Granted, this is only my thought, but it […]

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