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Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Spring Black Belt Work Out 2008!

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About three months ago, I realized that this month, (May) would be my 25th year as a Taekwondo practitioner. I understand that this may not be significant to anyone other then myself, after all, I know many people with at least 25 years, if not 35. Still, I wanted to have a party, so I decided to have a "Spring Black Belt Work Out" and do a dinner afterwards. I figured a good work out and chance to socialize afterwards would be all it would take to get a bunch of Blue Waver's together, I was right.

Since the Blue Wave Taekwondo School is above Nectars Restaurant, and Nectars is under new management with an awesome new Menu featuring Vermont Products, I decided we should do it there. They were very accommodating, giving us the entire upstairs (The Metronome Dance Club) set up a buffet style table with ribs, pulled pork, veggie burgers salad, etc.

We had nearly 40 people come and join in the Work out, and about 55 (including my parents and wife and daughter)at the dinner. Rather then waiting another 25 years, I would love for this to be an annual thing! It was a lot of fun.

Monday, May 12, 2008

Nathan Visits from TDA Training

Nathan from TDA Training stopped by the Burlington Blue Wave Last week! It was really great to meet him after all this time of reading his blog, and participating in the convocation of Combat Arts group.

Nathan was in Burlington on Business. (To sum up, he works for a company the designs and sells all the computer stuff inside of Police cars...very cool) He stopped by the gym and watched some of class, then we went out to the Vermont Pub and brewery and had a nice time talking about our similar addictions with the martial arts.

Thanks for coming by Nathan - looking forward to meeting up again!

Nathan posted about his visit to Burlington Blue Wave Here.

Monday, May 05, 2008

Tournament Photos - Saturday May 3

This past Saturday we attended the USSSA Regional Taekwondo Championship in Montpelier. See my previous post for an explaination of the various Taekwondo organizations.

The tournament had about 130 competitors, including forms, Olympic Sparring, and Continuous point sparring. This was the first USSSA event in the area that had more Olympic Style competitors then Continuous point, which is GREAT! The goal with these events is to build local Olympic style sparring particpation.

Here are some photos from the event.

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