Announcing the Spring 2013 Oom Yung Doe Tournament!

Be a part of this powerful event on March 23, 2012.

An Oom Yung Doe tournament is no common tournament – if you attended one of the fall tournaments you already have a sense of this. Most martial arts tournaments focus purely on a visible target or beating an opponent. In our tournaments, Oom Yung Doe students compete against themselves, striving to achieve their fullest potential. So, accept the challenge to ‘win over yourself’, to reach your fullest potential for your ultimate mental, physical and spiritual development.

You will often here Oom Yung Doe instructors say, “Winning over others is victory, winning over yourself is success.” In general, winning over yourself means removing negativity and developing only positivity in one’s life. When achieved, you carry this with you always.

Our tournaments seek to develop our students in many ways. By preparing for and participating in a tournament, student report having developed:

  • An increased level of will power
  • The ability to reach their fullest potential
  • A much stronger, positive drive to excel in their endeavors
  • A strong desire to take on challenges
  • The conviction to not settle for lower standards
  • A clearer focus to change their reality

If you have a taken a Dan Hyung seminar, don’t waste any time, pre-register now at http://oomyungdoe-nw.com/register.

If you have not taken a Dan Hyung seminar, be sure to enroll in the Dan Hyung seminar of your choice during the January round.

For those want to help, there are number of volunteer opportunities available. Be sure to let your instructor know this too!

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Salmon Days Parade – Save the Date!

The Oom Yung Doe demonstration team will be marching in the Issaquah Salmon Days parade on Saturday, October 6th at 10:00. We’d love to have you there too!

With approximately 80,000 attendees expected at this year’s Salmon Days, we have the opportunity to make a great impression with people from around the region. Part of that impression will be the demonstration team wowing the spectators, but another important part is having all our students and instructors marching in the parade in their uniforms.

So, mark your calendars and plan on joining the parade. More information will follow about where when we need to assemble prior to the start of the parade.

Find out more about Salmon Days here.

 

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Announcing the Pacific Northwest Inaugural Oom Yung Doe Youth Tournament!

Be a part of this powerful event on September 8th, 2012.

We are pleased to announce our inaugural Oom Yung Doe True Martial Arts Youth tournament.

An Oom Yung Doe tournament is unique because participants do not compete against each other. This may seem a little peculiar. Many martial arts tournaments focus purely on a visible target or beating an opponent.

It’s true that winning over others is victory, yet it says nothing about an individual’s potential. If the only challenge is to be better than someone else, then the individual’s greatest ability will not be realized. The goal of an Oom Yung Doe tournament is to challenge yourself, or ‘win over yourself’, to reach your fullest potential for your ultimate mental, physical and spiritual development.

This is success. Our tournament asks young students to compete against themselves, striving to achieve their fullest potential. You will often here Oom Yung Doe instructors say, “Winning over others is victory, winning over yourself is success.”

Winning over yourself also means removing negativity and developing only positivity in one’s life. When this is achieved, you carry that with you always.

Our youth tournaments seek to develop our youth in many ways. By preparing for and participating in a tournament, we encourage our youth to develop:

  • An increased level of will power
  • The ability to reach their fullest potential
  • A much stronger, positive drive to excel in their endeavors
  • A strong desire to take on challenges
  • The conviction to not settle for lower standards
  • A clearer focus to change their reality
  • Camaraderie, co-competing without beating

If you are a parent with children practicing Oom Yung Doe, there is still time for them to participate in our inaugural tournament – regular registration ends August 20. Speak to your instructor today about how your child can participate. Feedback from our tournament in Boston suggests you will be very grateful your child had this opportunity!

If you are not a parent but wish to see how rewarding an Oom Yung Doe tournament is, please also speak with an instructor to find out how you can attend.

For those want to help, there are number of volunteer opportunities available. Be sure to let your instructor know this too!

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Bellevue School Remodel – Upcoming Work Days 8/4 and 8/11

The Build Out and Maintenance Sub-team of the Regional Leadership Team (RLT) is planning two work days to finish up the Bellevue School Remodel.   We are inviting Students and Instructor Volunteers to help out this coming Saturday and the following Saturday.  Even if you think you have no skills to help out with a remodel, but you do have the time, come by and you can learn a new skill or apply the skills you have.

The dates and times are:

Saturday, August 4th, 10:30am - 5:00pm
Saturday, August 11th, 10:30am – 5:00pm

Meet at the Bellevue School and please bring something to drink and a snack to share.

If you are able to make either of both of these dates and help out for even an hour or for all day or have questions, please let Instructor Tom know by emailing him at: tomg@oomyungdoe-nw.com.

 

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Bellevue School Remodel Work Day – Saturday July 21st 10:30am

The Build Out and Maintenance Sub-team of the Regional Leadership Team (RLT) is planning a work day for the Bellevue School Remodel.   We are inviting Students and Instructor Volunteers to help out this coming Saturday July 21st starting at 10:30am going until approximately 5:00pm at the Bellevue School.

We realise that this is short notice.  If you are able to help out for an hour or even all day, please send an email to tomg@oomyungdoe-nw.com.

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2012 Oom Yung Doe Northwest Weekend Seminar

The 2012 Oom Yung Doe Northwest Weekend Seminar is coming up July 28th-29th.  The Seminar will be local this year with lessons in the Redmond and Juanita Pools.  The weekend seminar is taught by the Oom Yung Doe Master Level Teaching Team and is focused on movements practiced in the pool.  These movements most often can be practiced in and out of the water, but the resistance of the water greatly increases strength throughout the body and understanding of movement without shock to joints or nerves.  Click the link below for more information on the forms taught at the 2012 Seminar.  

Weekend Training Poster 2012

Pricing Information:

(Prices do not include an approximately $75 facility fee)

Course                                                             1 Day                          2 Day

General Public                                                   $645                          $916   

1 to 3 Month Program Price                            $535                          $745

1st or 2nd Degree Program Price                       $435                          $625

2nd Degree Certified Price                                $375                           $525

3rd Degree Certified Price                                $315                           $445

4th Degree Certified Price                                $255                           $365

5th Degree Certified Price                                $225                            $325

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New Area Promotions

Congratulations to Michael Reinhardt, Justin Martin, Michelle Judy, Jarred Palm and Eric Jensen on their recent promotions.  When in town last week, Head International Instructor Mike promoted Assistant Head Instructor Mike to Head Instructor, Instructor Justin to Assistant Head Instructor, and Michelle, Jarred and Eric to Assistant Instructor.  These promotions where made with the recommendation of local instructors and through consulting the international teaching team.  Promotions are based on an individuals understanding of the Oom Yung Doe line of traditional martial arts, the ways that they have already contributed to the area and their potential to contribute further to the teaching of traditional martial arts in the United States.  It is up to the individual what they do with their position once they have achieved it and their are no requirements that go with the position unless they choose to teach.  In this case, they must maintain a certain schedule of lessons and practice to ensure their capability.  Whether these individuals decide to challenge themselves further to higher levels of understanding or not, they can be proud of what they have already achieved and accomplished through their practice in Oom Yung Doe.

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Bellevue Kid’s and Junior’s Weeklong Summer Program

A child student demonstrates flip to knock bope

Registration is now open for the Bellevue School Kid’s and Junior’s Weeklong Summer Program. The program is July 23rd – 27th, 9am to Noon and is $215 for the week with 10% off for payments received before June 1st. Many times the benefit from this program is equivalent to several months practice as one lesson immediately builds on the previous and one days practice on the last. Call 425-641-1323 or email bellevue@oomyungdoe-nw.com with further questions.

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Room Reservations and Road Trip for Week 2 of the 2012 Weeklong

Hello,

I am writing because I will need to make a room reservation for Week 2 at The Parker sometime this coming week.  My plan is to arrive the evening of Sunday the 17th and leave the morning of the Saturday 23rd.  If anyone needs a roommate, I would be happy to coordinate a reservation for those nights.

Also, I will be driving down again this year.  I haven’t planned the exact time that I will leave Seattle, but I can confirm that my return trip will involve spending a night in Squaw Valley, CA so that I can attend a friend’s wedding on the 23rd.  I understand that this will make my return trip a solo one, and that would work out fine from my end.  Would anyone be interested in carpooling on the way down?

Thank you.

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The Benefits of the Oom Yung Doe form Pal Gae

 

Oom Yung Doe Instructors demonstrate Pal Gae

Oom Yung Doe Instructors demonstrate Pal Gae

Improve health and increase longevity through Pal Gae at the School of Oom Yung Doe

 By: Colin Orr

(Published in Squirrel Hill magazine)

One of the unique things about Moo Doe training, or traditional martial arts, is that it teaches more than just self defense; it is a way to bring the mind and body back into harmony. The School of Oom Yung Doe has been teaching Moo Doe in the United States for more than thirty years and has collected thousands of testimonials from students who have experienced astonishing improvements in their health.

What is of crucial importance to promoting health, according to traditional Asian medicine, is the free flow of chi or qi along the body’s energy meridians. Accordingly, there are thousands of pressure points that lay along these meridians and people often employ acupressure or acupuncture to stimulate these points to ensure that chi, or vital energy as it is sometimes referred to, moves freely through the body. Another way to promote chi is through practicing traditional martial arts movements which, when paired with correct breathing and hand positions (this is important, as specific hand positions connect to internal organs), stimulate pressure points in the body.

As an example, certain low impact movements and breathing techniques have been shown to lower blood pressure by stimulating the baroreceptor, a pressure sensitive point in the carotid artery that supplies the brain with information to control systemic blood pressure. Recently, a student practicing these types of movements just two-three hours a week over the course of 10 weeks experienced a 15 point drop in her blood pressure as a result.

Pal Gae is a particularly strong and effective form taught in Oom Yung Doe which also helps to improve health and increase longevity. Pal Gae was developed over the course of two generations by traditional martial arts masters who wanted to lay the proper foundation of internal development for practitioners to absorb advanced martial arts movement.

Pal Gae develops an internal and external foundation for all Hyung (otherwise known as forms, or sets of movements) and it has been known to improve the practitioner’s flexibility, coordination and strength. Other benefits include: increased bone marrow strength, overall improvement in joint flexibility, overall improvement in joint strength, and oxygenation throughout the entire body.

As individuals practice the form in its entirety, bone strength is developed evenly. With proper positioning of the body during practice, every joint is conditioned and made stronger. The bones of the spine are realigned as a result of practice which allows individuals to sit comfortably in the same position for a very long period of time. This was useful to monks during extended periods of meditation. Many of our students find that Pal Gae counteracts the negative effects created by sedentary office work. It is important to note that individuals of any age can benefit from practicing Pal Gae. It has been found to be a very strong method of correcting curvatures in the spine. In just the past year, an Oom Yung Doe student in her mid-50s, who had been practicing Pal Gae regularly, went to a routine check-up with her doctor. When the doctor measured her height, he noticed she was an inch-and-a-half taller than at her previous visit. The doctor was astonished to see that she was improving her physical condition at an age when so many people start to lose their posture. The student has also found that after just a relatively short period of practicing Oom Yung Doe, she is comfortable doing things that she has not done in years. 

We always remind our students that they only have one mind and body; neglecting them will lead to pain in one form or another. But, by committing yourself to improving both, you can ensure peace and comfort for many years.

 

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