Check out all the fun training and activities HMA has done over the year!
Check out our highlight reel from our most recent Collegiate Training Camp! Penn. State University, UMBC, HMA, and special guests including former Olympic fighters and National Team members made this camp possible. Video can be found in the video gallery under the “MEDIA” tab. Edited by our very own Coach Nathan Brown.
Our annual 3-day training camp is less than 2 weeks away! It will be held from Friday, Feb. 6th – Sunday, Feb. 8th.
This event is for high school, collegiate, and post-collegiate athletes who are looking to improve their sparring game for regional, national, and international level competition. Special guest, Former Olympic athlete, Angel Roman (2008 Beijing Olympics), will also be in attendance as a coach and instructor. This event is open to all. Train and hang out with the members of Hwarang Martial Arts, Penn.State University’s Taekwondo Team, and UMBC’s Taekwondo Team on and off the mats during this awesome event!
You must fill out the online registration to take part in the camp! (Link below)
Red belt form “Taegeuk Chil Jang” and Danbo belt form “Taegeuk Pal Jang” have been added to the video gallery section of our website. Check it out to have a reference on your forms but, as always, learn all the mechanics during class!
I hope you had a relaxing holiday and that your year is off to a great start!
With the new year, our new class schedule is now in place. You can find the schedule here. The schedule is designed to put students of similar experience or skill level together since they will likely be working on the same things, but if you can’t make the needed adjustments to the new time slots, it’s okay. Just let me know and we’ll work it out. And, of course, students are welcome to participate in classes outside their rank — but if they’re in a lower rank class, it’ll be more review, and if they’re in a higher rank class, it’ll be more challenging.
I’m looking forward to all the good things coming up at HMA this year. We still have our annual winter training camp with Penn State to come, more ninja nights, and as the weather warms up we’ll have more outdoor training camps and other special events. This summer will be our third Summer Camp, and it’s always getting better.
I’m so grateful for the continued support of all the families of students who train at Hwarang. Together we’ll help our students through another year of learning to be stronger and more focused.
We had more than 30 students earn belt promotion for our most recent belt ceremony! We’ve added some great pictures for that and for our outdoor training camp to our photo gallery. Check out a preview below! Thanks again to all the families who contributed to the belt ceremony. Without you it could never be such a huge success. And congratulations to all the students who earned their next rank. They’ve all worked so hard for it!
Hope everyone’s staying safe and warm during this especially cold holiday season. See you at the dojang!
We’ve finally gotten a good photo gallery set up for the website! Check it out to keep up with what we’ve been up to recently at Hwarang. You can find the photo gallery here or under the Media drop down on the menu bar.
Here are just some samplings from the photos of our most recent events!
August belt ceremony has come to pass along with the celebration of Hwarang Martial Arts 2 year anniversary! It was incredible to see all the students having so much fun, parents being involved, and our HMA family growing stronger together. 2 years have passed thus far with many more to come. Thank you everyone who, in small and large ways, contributed to our success as a Columbia’s best martial arts school!
Congratulations to the many students who earned their next belt rank yesterday! We want to give a huge thank you to our students and their families for coming out in force for the ceremony. We had a packed house. If you’re following us on Facebook, you can see from the pictures just how crowded the dojang was, and it was great seeing everyone together. The ceremony was terrific, and it couldn’t have been such a huge success without the hard work of our students and the support and contributions of their families. You all really are the best!
With a new belt comes a new level expectations for our students. What’s good for a yellow belt isn’t impressive as an orange belt — it’s time to step up the hard work and progress to a new standard. After more than a year and a half, though, we know we can expect the best from our students. They always rise to the challenge of the next rank, and we’re looking forward to seeing how well they do going forward!
And don’t forget: Summer Camp starts near the end of the month! See Master Sam to sign up. It doesn’t have to be the whole summer — pick and choose one or more weeks to attend — but it’s a great experience for the students to build community with one another, improve their skills and focus, keep their minds sharp during the off school months, and have a blast.