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Upcoming Knife Self-Defense Seminar

Posted in Martial Arts with tags , , , , , on October 25, 2011 by Dan Amerson

I’m excited to announce that Master Eric Bullock and I will be hosting a knife self-defense seminar at Ladd Family Martial Arts in a few weeks. Here are the details, and a link for the flyer.

I’ve been studying the Filipino martial arts with Master Bullock for some time, and that was my inspiration for this seminar. They’ve been an amazing complement to Taekwondo and now Tang Soo Do as primarily empty hand arts. Working with the cane and knife in Arnis classes has opened up a whole new set of techniques and knowledge. It’s something I wanted to share with folks. If you’re studying at a school in town, please come out and train with us on November 12. It will be a great learning experience and a lot of fun.

If you have questions or plan to attend, please get in touch using the contact form on the right.

I’ll see you on Nov 12. dba

Tang Soo Do Test

Posted in Martial Arts with tags , , , on September 11, 2011 by Dan Amerson

I’ve been remiss in posting this update. On August 13th, I tested for 1st Dan in Tang Soo Do with Master Jason Ladd at Ladd Family Martial Arts. I passed and now hold a Dan ranking in Tang Soo Do as well as Taekwondo. Here’s a pic of us after the exam.

Testing board and students after Dan Test on August 13.

Dan Testing


Many thanks to Master Ladd and Master Donnelly for overseeing the test, and I’d also like to thank Kyo Sa Santini and Kyo Sa Hubbard who tested for 3rd Dan. It was a great test, and a good experience for me to work toward a new Dan with them. The whole process has reminded me how much I love the martial arts and rekindled my fire to open a dojang one day.

dba