This is a tentative list of events for the Spring 2013 semester. Dates are posted when known.
Our goal is to not only spread Hwa Rang Do to the world, but also to spread peace and prosperity. The UWEC Hwa Rang Do community does this through contributing to community events and public outreach.
When 4-H asked us to hold a session on martial arts for their leadership conference, we jumped on the opportunity! Kids learned basic striking and stances, as well as some self defense.
Eau Claire made a great showing at the seminars in Minneapolis with 11 students participating. Two full days of seminars covered Yongtoogi (the advanced sparring program), grappling chokes and counters, long sword basics and spinning attacks, and double sword.
The annual MUSA Challenge in Minneapolis is Chief Instructor Sirny's tournament and a chance to train and compete with students across the midwest. Eau Claire made an excellent showing with seven competitors: Trevor Hanson, Aaron Godin, Emma Smith, Jared Day, Caleb Ender, Mary Lane, and Brian Ferguson. The club came home with several medals in all categories!
Master Kijek, a fifth degree black sash and head of Midwest Hwa Rang Do, gave a full day of classes here in Eau Claire. Accompanied by Instructors Dean and Buss, topics covered were long forms, techniques, hand drills, knife defense, and grappling. Check out more pictures here.
Grandmaster Lee gave six sessions of seminars over two days in at the Madison East Dojang. Pictured Eau Claire members: Trevor Hanson, Erik Heacox, Mary Lane, Emma Smith, and Aaron Godin. Not pictured: Brian Ferguson and Allison Hanson.
With our first year participating, we were able to accumulate $475 in donations from friends, family, and the community! The walk took place on the 9th of September.
Pictured from left to right: Russ Chamberlain, Daniel Griesi, Trevor Hanson, Emma Smith, and Aaron Godin