The 2nd annual New Mexico Taekwondo Hanmadang invites you to participate in the festivities, hosted by Master Jaeshin Cho from Dynamic Taekwondo Academy on Saturday, November 10, 2012 and located at UNM Johnson Center South Gym, Albuquerque, New Mexico. A Hanmadang is a celebration or a festival. In essence, a Taekwondo Hanmadang is a celebration of Taekwondo, a festival in which all students may participate. We are expecting a large number of competitors of all ages to attend. We are asking that your school be pro-active by registering your students as soon as possible.
Many school owners know that some students study Taekwondo to become an Olympic competitor but the majority of students study Taekwondo for other reasons. Those reasons probably include self-confidence, self-defense, weight control, fitness, family activity, focus, discipline and many other reasons. Through the process of learning forms (Poomsae), breaking (Kyukpa), self-defense (Hosinsul), Taekwondo students achieve their personal goals, and in the process, advance in the life-long process of becoming a martial artist. The Taekwondo Hanmadang affords every Dojang Owner/Instructor the opportunity to showcase his/her students, allowing them the chance to gain self-pride and self-esteem.
A Taekwondo Hanmadang consists of fun and challenging events. The events for the NM Hanmadang will include Poomsae (Traditional forms, Pair forms, and Team forms), Breaking, and sparring. From the youngest to the most senior in age, there is truly something in which everyone may participate and show their skills. Our Hanmadang is open to all who wish to participate.
Each school is asked to help make our second New Mexico Taekwondo Hanmadang a success, by complying with a few small requests that will make a very big difference. First, please register before November 3rd. Second, please provide at least two black belts from each school to judge and referee, which will keep the game play and scoring fair for all participants. If all these items are done, this will allow the tournament to run efficiently and in a timely manner.
In conclusion, I urge each Taekwondo School Owner and Instructor to participate at this year’s New Mexico Taekwondo Hanmadang in Albuquerque, NM. Your school will benefit and grow, as will all of your students.
Master Jaeshin Cho
Host of 2011 New Mexico Taekwondo Hanmadang