2016 OMAC Schedule - About 10% are Subject to change - "Year of Monkey - Talent, Speed, Accuracy - JaeJoo, SokDo, JeongHwak - 재주,속도,정확"
1/8(Fri) Senior/Master Class/Meeting (4 credits)- 6:30-9:30pm at Brice Rd. – We will begin our new format at this meeting. While we won’t do school reports in our meetings, please have your school reports emailed to Bonnie and Master Gross.
1/19 - Mid Term & Upgrade Test (Tue. 6:30-8:30 - Brice)
· Fully Completed Test forms and checklists are due 1/12/16.
· $10 late fee after the 12th, no test forms accepted after the 16th.
1/22-24 (Fri. 6pm - Sun. 1pm) Winter Camp (Full Time Free Upgrade & OMAC Calendar)
· Online sign up is live! There are opportunities to sign up by class at $20 each as well as regular part time pricing! See the attached schedule
Kenny Myers, a child care expert from Texas, has a great article at http://www.kenneymyers.com/blog/10-reasons-martial-arts-benefits-kids/. Kenny is not a martial arts instructor or school owner, just a child care expert, so his article focuses on children. However, in many respects I would go so far as to say the title should be "10 Reasons Martial Arts Benefits Everyone".
Without reposting his entire article, the 10 reasons he lists are:
During the summer break, I would travel just as I had as a youth. I had no money, so I hitchhiked across the country, seeking the Buddhist temples, so that I might extend my knowledge of Zen, Tao, and Confucianism. These three had come through China to Korea. Confucianism of course started in China. Zen came there from India, but through China first. Buddhism became very strong in Korea.
The college I attended trained its students to enter the Navy or the Merchant Marines. Even though I was on that course, I wanted to fulfill my military duty. So in 1967, I joined the Navy. Korea was very poor at the time, and we had just ended a horrific civil war. Military duty was brutal. The Korean military still used the Japanese techniques for training the recruits. Often, they would be killed during the training, it was so harsh. Technically, the south was still at war with the north. Entering the armed forces meant you were most likely going to war.
Many Thanks to ALL of those who make this event possible year after year, for the past 40 years, and we look forward to seeing you year after year, making history together in the world of Martial Arts!