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Sydney Moo Duk Kwan - Winter Newsletter 2015 - Term 3
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Master Jim Kehoe - Warrior Scholar


As a professor (psychology) and now a martial arts master, Jim Kehoe has truly embraced the concept of the Warrior Scholar. 

The founder of the Moo Duk Kwan, Kwan Jang Nim (Grandmaster) Hwang Kee, explained as students we must use both body and mind; a martial artist must be both a warrior and a scholar. With his recent promotion to Sa (4th) Dan, Master Kehoe is the perfect example of what Grandmaster Hwang Kee was talking about.

These recent results reflect many (many) years of training by Master Kehoe, and will serve as a great inspiration to the students at the Sydney dojang and across Region 3. The two other Region 3 members who travelled with Master Kehoe to the US last year to participate in the Ko Dan Ja Shim Sa (Master level testing) and also received their results are Masters Mick Gillespie and Matt Heal.

Well done to all our new Masters!

Kim Wyles
Region 3 Ko Dan Ja - (L to R) Masters Adamson, Heal, M Koina, Glenn, D Koina, Garbode, Kehoe and Gillespie.
"The ultimate aim of Karate lies not in victory nor defeat, but in the perfection of the character of its participants" 

Gichin Funakoshi
(Founder of Shotokan Karate)

Terminology 101


Kwan Jang Nim - Grandmaster.
Ko Dan Ja - Master level - 4th Dan and above, 
represented by a blue belt with a red stripe.
Ko Dan Ja Shim Sa - The week-long testing event all students must go through to reach the rank of Master.
Sa Dan - 4th Dan.
Sa Bom - Teacher - Instructor ranked
4th Dan and above.

Push-ups - Your new favourite technique!
Congratulations to everyone on their latest grading results.
Jennifer, Jai and Oli demonstrating our recent class theme 'Shin Chook'.
Expand and Contract  |  Relaxation and Tension  |  Big and Small  |  Open and Closed
Push-ups ... and lots of them

During Term 3 we'll be developing our upper body strength with hundreds (thousands?) of push-ups. Each week we'll focus on a different exercise to help develop shoulders, arms, back, core and cardio.

To track our progress we'll be recording everyone's 'max reps' at the start of the term, half way through the term and again at the end of the term.

Test 1 - Monday 20 / Wednesday 22 July
Test 2 Monday 17 / Wednesday 19 August
Test 3Monday 14 / Wednesday 16 September

The focus is on personal improvement, not to see who can do the most push-ups. 

Max Reps = Maximum number of push-ups without stopping.
Well done to everyone who made it down to the Saturday morning training session and BBQ at Enmore Park. A special 'thanks' to Master Chef John for his work on the sausages.
2015 Fees

Kids Class
$130 per term

Youth & Adults Class
$160 per term

Family discounts
2 students - $120 each, per term
3 + students - $100 each, per term

Preferred method of payment is bank transfer.

Bank details
Name: Sydney MDK
BSB: 064 175
Acc: 10835618
Term 3 Dates

First class
Wednesday 15th July


Push-ups - Test 1
Mon 20 / Wed 22 July


Push-ups - Test 2
Mon 17 / Wed 19 Aug

Push-ups - Test 3
Mon 14 / Wed 16 Sept

Kid's Shim Sa
Wednesday 14th Sept

Last class
Wednesday 16th Sept
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