Hapkido students at Be Ryong did a demo during yesterday’s Open House. This was the largest group of students to do a demo since we can remember! Watch the video to see some amazing techniques, including Jess breaking a cinder block with his elbow, Chris and Dave throwing each other around, and some white and orange belts demonstrating arm-breaking techniques.. Thanks to everyone who participated this year!
As part of the Open House celebrations, all classes at Be Ryong on Friday, October 5, 2018 will be free and open to the public. Here’s what you need to know:
- All classes, all day, open to the public for free.
- No need to register. Just come 10 minutes before the class starts and check in with Master Yun.
- Wear comfortable you can move in. You will be barefoot on the mat.
- There will TaeKwonDo classes at 4:30pm (kids), 5:15pm (kids and teens), and 6:00pm (kids, teens, adults).
- There will be a HapKiDo class at 6:45pm.
If you or your child is even a little bit interested in the martial arts, this is your chance to experience a real class, meet Master Yun, talk to some instructors, and meet other students.
So come on down on Friday, October 5!
Master Yun awarded a third degree black belt in Hapkido to James Thompson during a belt ceremony on June 9.
James is the first student at Be Ryong to receive a third degree black belt. This is quite the accomplishment. James has been a student at Be Ryong for over ten years. For his belt test, James had to execute all the techniques, kicks and jumps from the first and second degree curricula, over a thousand push-ups and sit-ups, fight against (yusul) against four black belts, and break 2 concrete blocks with his bare hand. To say the test was grueling is an understatement.
In addition to being a student at Be Ryong, James is a HapKiDo instructor at Be Ryong. He is also a second degree black belt in Taekwondo.
Congratulations to James!
Congratulations to James, Jess and Chris! James passed his third degree HapKiDo black belt test, while Jess and Chris passed their 2nd degree HapKiDo black belt tests.
It was a grueling 3 1/2 hour test last Saturday. The candidates performed all the techniques for 1st and second degree, while James had to perform 3rd degree techniques as well. They did zillions of push-ups and sit-ups, broke boards and fought against other black belts during yusul.
The highlight of the test was the power breaking, or the breaking of cement slabs with hand strikes. James successfully broke 3 cement slabs, while Jess and Chris broke two. Amazing!
James is the ONLY student to ever take and pass a third degree test at BeRyong; James is also a 2nd dan in TaeKwonDo. Jess is also a 2nd dan in TaeKwonDo, while Chris is a first dan in TaeKwonDo. Congratulations!
You can see photos and videos on the BeRyong Facebook page. Please like, comment and share!
You can also watch most of the test on YouTube! Daniel recorded the test using his GoPro!
Save the date for the Be Ryong Annual Open House, this year scheduled for Saturday, September 30! The Open House will go from 10am – 2pm. We’ll post the final schedule in the next week or so, but we already know that there will be trial classes and demonstrations.
The award-winning TaeKwonDo and HapKiDo demo teams will show off their kicks, forms and breaking!
Trial lessons will happen in the studio. The demonstrations will take place in the parking lot outside the studio.
If you’re curious about martial arts, want to take a trial class, or just want to see some awesome stuff, come on down on September 30!