Sydney Moo Duk Kwan - 2018 - Term 1
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Pyung Ahn: Peaceful Confidence
Happy new year for 2018

For those of us who have been relatively sedate since the last class in 2017, now is the time to start moving again. Make the effort to go outside for a run, stretch or get back to the gym this week to lessen the shock on the body after the first class back.

For the adults, we're kicking off with a one-off pre-season class on Wednesday 31st January at the regular time. Be assured; you will sweat. The youth class will start the following week, on Monday 5th February. All class times are the same as last year.

This year, much of our focus will be on the Pyung Ahn Hyungs. These hyung (forms) make up a large part of the requirements at the coloured belt levels, and are steeped in history and tradition. We are not the only martial art that study these hyung, and a quick online search will return a lot of information that will help your study. A good place to start is the Wasatch Martial Arts website.

All students will learn these hyung this year, and as a way of assisting your study, we’ve added video footage to the members only area of the SMDK website [password = dojang].

Please be sure to let me know if you're unable to make it to training this term, otherwise Master Kehoe and I are looking forward to seeing everyone back in class soon.

Kim Wyles

Sparring equipment for the adult classes

This year we will also be using the focus pads and bags regularly in the adults class. To save knuckles from being shredded, students in the adults class are asked to purchase a pair of training gloves. Feel free to purchase your own, or buy a pair trough the dojang. Most sports stores offer MMA/grappling gloves, and these are ideal for our needs. Just make sure they’re good quality, fingerless and have decent padding across the knuckles. Some option include:

If you would prefer to buy a set through the dojang, below are the style we can get at a decent price ($49). Please send Master Wyles an email indicating your size. 


Term 1 dates
Wednesday 31st January
Adults class: 7 - 8pm

Wednesday 11th April
Last class of Term 1
Monday 5th February
All students return, classes as usual
Youth class: 6 - 7pm
Adults: 7 - 8pm
Membership and fees
All students are required to update their membership details at the start of each year. There will be forms available in class, however to save time, please download a copy of the form here, print it, sign it and bring it to class.

Fees for 2018 remain unchanged, and invoices will be sent out to students and parents by the end of February.
Sydney MDK
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