DuMyon Martial Arts
2018 End of the Year
My main goal 2018 is to work on establishing programs as academic entity for not only training students but also training future instructors/assistant instructors. My second goal is promoting and informing more agencies of DuMyon programs.
The Para Taekwondo U.S. Open Hanmadang reached out to DuMyon’s President, Grand Master Chae, (Sterling Chase, Sr.) and asked him to be its National Director. He has accepted. His title is National Director for Para Taekwondo U.S. Open Hanmadang. This international tournament will be held in the Broadmoor World Arena in Colorado Springs, Colorado – Olympic City USA, Thursday, July 25 through Saturday, July 27, 2019.
Rocky Mountain Health Care Services / Brain Injury BrainCare became a partner as of January 2017 with 7 students. DuMyon now has an enrollment of 8 students. Classes are conducted at the main facility, Traditional Martial Arts. Four students have shown interest in competing at the 2019 Hanmadang. Their training will begin in March 2019.
Mosaic became a partner as of August 2015 with 5 students, ages 21-76 years old. DuMyon currently have 9 students enrolled. Classes are conducted at the main facility, Traditional Martial Arts. Tim Grove, staff member of Mosaic, is the coach of Team Mosaic. He is enrolled in the assistant instructor’s program. Three students have shown interest in competing at the 2019 Hanmadang. Their training will begin in March 2019.
Our House became a partner as of October 2016 with 27 students, ages 17-44 years old. DuMyon currently has 35 students enrolled. Classes are conducted at the main facility, Traditional Martial Arts. Kerry Page is the coach of Team Our House She is enrolled in the assistant instructor’s program. Allison Migneault, a member of Our House and a Hanmadang returning champion, assists . Four students have shown interest in competing at the 2019 Hanmadang. Their training will begin in March 2019.
4th Quarter Program Activities
During the week of December 10th, quarterly written tests were conducted for all
students enrolled with DuMyon. The results showed significant improvement in all students. The 10-question test administered to the students who had belt-tested encompassed Korean language, Korean history, school / home rules, and Martial Arts history / ethics. Those students who had never tested for belt-rank took the Para Taekwondo Test which is an easier version of the test the other students took.
Students from BrainCare increased their scores to an average of 55%. The two highest scores were 70%. JOSIMINDA !!!
Students from Mosaic increased their scores to an average of 60%. The two highest scores were an 70% and an 80%. JOSIMINDA !!!
Students from Our House increased their scores to an average of 65% The highest scores were two at 70%, an 80% and one at 90%. JOSIMINDA !!!
DuMyon participated for the first time in the #GivingTuesday campaign to raise funds for our annual transitional high school students’ self-defense class. It was a successful endeavor that met the goal of raising the money and giving an introduction of what DuMyon has to offer to the community of Colorado Springs. A one-hour self-defense class was offered complimentary at five different times during the day of November 27th. Many participants gave a contribution as a thank-you.
1st quarter Activities
High School Transitional Program: DuMyon will be conducting self-defense classes at Traditional Martial Arts location: January 16, 23, 30 / February 6, 13, 20 from 12:30-1:30 pm
2019 PPITT Interagency Fair, April 18th. By having a booth, DuMyon is listed in the Resource Directory.
GM Seung Wan Lee (President JidoKwan)
GM Sterling Chase,Sr. & GM Duaine Harris are traveling to Korea for JidoKwan’s 74th Anniversary Celebration, March 1, 2019. They will be meeting with the many Korean GrandMasters to increase awareness of DuMyon’s goals. The main goal is to gain the support of the GrandMasters of the JidoKwan family.
SAVE THE DATE
DuMyon’s 4th Annual Celebration
Thursday August 22, 2019
DuMyon’s celebration will be held at Stargazers Theater and Event Center in Colorado Springs, CO.