Starting this week (11/10/13), our Sunday practice will shift forward to 5-7 PM. On selected weeks, there will also be an optional weapon practice afterward (7-8 PM). Come learn some knife drills!
Thank you everyone for coming to our Martial Arts Demo Night at the RPAC. We had a blast! Hope you did, too. Want more Tang Soo Do action? Come try a few classes for FREE (see Class Schedule). We'll see you soon!
Buckeyes are arriving and returning to campus in the next few weeks. We have a few great opportunities for you to try out Tang Soo Do with us. We'll be at the Student Involvement Fair this Sunday (8/18, 4-8 PM) and at the Martial Arts Demo Night next Thursday (8/22, 6-8 PM). Come meet us in person. We'll show you how it's done!
The WTSDA 2012 World Championship will take place July 20-22nd, 2012, in Greensboro, NC. This event brings in competitors from all around the world, giving participants a sense of what it means to be part of a true world organization.
If you are interested in attending, see your instructor.
Paperwork is available on WTSDA website.
Bill is spearheading the Demo Team and creation of a kick-butt zombie-themed demo to present at the Region 22 Championship this February. It's going to be amazing, but only if YOU make it amazing with your great ideas.
So if you're going to the Regional Championship (or just have ideas), please visit the Poison Nut Demo Team forum page. There's a link at the bottom of the list on the left of the site. Register and offer/give opinions about ideas!
Also, Demo Practice with be on Saturdays at 2 pm. Please attend if you can!
The Western PA Gup clinic is coming up !
It will take place on July 23rd, in the Pittsburgh area. It will be very similar to other clinics you've been to. That means loads of fun. It has been done outside in the past, although it's not sure it will be this time...
The cost will be $35 per person, and that includes a picnic on Saturday evening. The club will pay for part of the travel/hotel costs, as usual, but expect to participate, as well as pay for your food.
The exact plan still has to be determined, but in the past, we have driven on Friday evening, spent a night at a hotel, and driven back on Saturday evening after the picnic. Or stayed another night there and got some extra training from one of the many skilled instructors in the Pittsburgh area...
If you are interested in going, fill in the attached application and either mail it or email it (details within the application) before July 9th. Make sure you also let Mr Holtman know!
Since we are nearing the time our new officers will take their positions, here is a reminder of who they are:
President: Nick Denton
Treasurer: Pheobe Gordon
Secretary: Kate Meizlich
Vice-President: Bethany Keyser
Safety: Bill Anderson
Marketing: Kea Zertuche
New officers will take the place of the current ones at the beginning of Summer quarter. We will have training by then, and most of the current officers will be around a while longer if anyone has questions.
Make sure we all assist them in anything they need, to keep the tradition of BTSD being one of the most active and helpful martial arts clubs on campus!
Testing is coming! Saturday, December 3rd is the day! That's the weekend before finals' week, so prepare accordingly!
Here are a couple reminders, so everything goes smoothly:
Those are things we should always do, but it is even more important in testing.
Also, don't forget, we are still there to have fun! Bring your best spirits, and show "them" what we at BTSD can do!
New event coming up!
The next big regional event is the Central PA Gup Clinic, organized by Master Kaye, of the Penn State Martial Arts Group.
Those of you who have been to our Ohio Gup Clinic, you know what it's like. Only this time, since it's closer to the center of the region, there should be much more people, including more Masters.
It's a long way away, but you know what that means... Road trip!!!
Anyway, all the details are in the attached paperwork, but here is a summary:
Registration is $35, paid at the door.
You would need to pay for hotel, part of the gas and your food, although once again, the club would be paying for part of those. That's why we pay dues.
The date is Saturday, April 2nd. We will most likely again travel on Friday and Sunday.
The place is Philipsburg, PA (about 6h drive according to Google Maps)
Break-out sessions will include knife, rope, one-steps, dirty fighting, bong, sword, forms, awareness, Ki Gong and Filipino martial arts.
Think about it and mark your calendars if you want to go !
With Winter Quarter right around the corner, it is important to stay in the loop in case class needs to be canceled due to weather. There are three main ways you will be notified in the event of a cancellation.
If the weather is looking nasty and you are about to leave your warm house to trek to class, please check those three places before traveling to class. Every attempt will be made to make cancellation decisions by early afternoon the day of class.
As always, use common sense when deciding whether to come to class or not. If you cannot get there safely, stay home and stay safe. There will be plenty of other classes to attend.