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  • July and August News and Updates (Last Updated July 17th, 2017)


    July and August Events and News (Updated 7/17/17) Bring a Friend Two Week Event (July 24 - Aug 5th) We’ll be having a two week Bring a Friend Event starting on the last week of July, in which students will be able to give three vouchers to their friends. The voucher will allow their friends to attend 4 FREE classes. The first week of the event will be focused on paired exercises and self-defense techniques. Participants attending this event will need to sign a waiver before attending any of the classes. *Reminder: Waivers can be found on our website (ahtkd.net) in the blog section or in the studio. If you have any questions please don’t hesitate ....

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  • Summer Schedule and Summer Break

    Summer Schedule
    Our Summer schedule will start on Monday, June 12th, 2017. Check out our website for the Summer schedule or grab one from the studio. All the 4:20 pm classes from Monday to Thursday will be combined into the 5:20 pm class. Keep in mind we'll be having a morning children class on Monday and Wednesday at 11:10 am to 12:00 pm. Summer Break
    Our Summer vacation will be from July 1st to July 8th and we'll reopen on Monday, July 10th. ....

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  • New Monthly Community Event: Weekday Walk-in Workouts


    Monthly Weekday Walk-in Workouts On the last week of every month we’ll be holding a FREE workout week for all the parents and friends. Parents will be able to bring up to two friends/family members to the studio for a Martial Arts style workout. We’ll hold the studio open from Monday thru Thursday at 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm (One Session Starts at Noon and the other at 1:00 pm). Parents will be able to attend everyday free of charge, as guests will be able to attend only 2 Free Classes (Guests can attend further classes for $10 per class). We’ll be switching the style of workout everyday and include little self-defense/martial arts drills for everyone to enjoy. Our ....

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  • January Events and Updates (Last Update: 1/30/17)

    January Events and Updates (Last Update: 1/30/17) Motivational Quote of the Week:
    “There's a redemptive power that making a choice has rather than feeling like you're an effect to all the things that are happening. Make a choice. Just decide what it's gonna be, who you're gonna be, how you are going to do it. Just decide. And from that point, the universe will get out of your way." -Will Smith
    Living life is about making choices that are important to you and going about them with your full effort. Don't allow yourself to take the easy route and be willing to challenge yourself. All our students have the ability to live the life they want because they're ....

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  • December Updates and Events(Last Updated 12/14/16)

    December Updates and Events (Last Updated 12/14/16) *Winter Vacation will be from Dec.21st to Jan 2nd, 2017, we’ll reopen on January 3rd, 2017
    *Christmas Party on December 21st from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm. There’ll be a demonstration, gift exchange ($20 Max), karaoke and a little potluck of treats for everyone!!!
    Motivational Quote of the Week: "Your life does not get better by chance, it gets better by change.”- Jim Rohn The simple truth about your life, is that it’s your’s and no one else’s. People and events may influence how you live your life, but in the end it’s on you whether it’ll have a lasting ....

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  • Motivational Quote of the Week (12/05/16)

    Motivational Quote of the Week: "Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.” -Confucius The greatest human quality is the ability to overcome great struggle. Ever since you were a young child learning to walk you’ve learned how to overcome struggle. Through constant practice you’ve fallen plenty, but yet you overcame your first hurdle living in this world. Though it’s obvious that in life we’re met with obstacles and must continue to achieve what was difficult. The process of moving past our comfort zone to complete a task that once was challenging, make us into more productive human beings. You must remember ....

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  • Motivational Quote of the Week (11/28/16)

    Motivational Quote of the Week:
    "Accept responsibility for your life. Know that it is you who will get you where you want to go, no one else." -Les Brown
    We must remind ourselves that we have the will and determination to live the life we want. Even when met with great stress we can not blame those around us. We must remember that no one can affect our lives more than ourselves. We can not wait around for our goals to come to us, as those goals can not become real unless we make it so. We all possess the ability to do tremendous things that can change the world around us. Realizing this ability can only be seen when we push ourselves past our comfort zone. When we witness ....

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  • Motivational Quote of the Week(11/21/16)

    Motivational Quote of the Week
    "Make it a habit to tell people thank you. To express your appreciation, sincerely and without the expectation of anything in return. Truly appreciate those around you, and you'll soon find many others around you. Truly appreciate life, and you'll find that you have more of it." -Ralph Marston
    We teach plenty of habits to our students to make them confident leaders for our community. The one habit I want to focus on this week is appreciation and thankfulness. Being thankful for what you have reminds you to be humble because living in America we're given more opportunities than most people in the world. We're able to educate ourselves and pursue ....

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  • November Updates and Events (Last Updated 11/15/16)

    November Updates and Events
    (Last Updated 11/15/16) Make-Up Color Belt Testing
    We'll be conducting a Make-Up Color Belt Test on November, 18th, 2016 at 7:00 pm. Students must wear their full uniform and bring their sparring gear for testing. If you have any questions about this please don't hesitate to ask either of the Masters. Thanksgiving Break for the Studio will be from 11/24 to 11/26 and we'll reopen on Monday, November 28th, 2016.
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  • Motivational Quote of the Week (11/15/16)

    Motivational Quote of the Week:
    "The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy." -Martin Luther King Jr.
    We grow when we're faced with great difficulty because only through discomfort can we push through our limits. Living in our limits gives us comfort and convenience, the ease of living without stress and discomfort. However living in a state of ease can leave you with the expectation that life is easy. We must be willing to be in constant state of change. Where we live through discomfort to live a moment of calmness, only to repeat this process again. Creating a habitual ....

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  • Color Belt Testing 11/11/16

    Color Belt Testing 11/11/16
    On Friday, November 11th, 2016
    we'll be conducting another color belt test at 5:00 pm and 6:00 pm. We won't have any classes going on that day due to color belt testing. Those of you that can't make it to this testing have another opportunity during the Make Up Color Belt Test on November, 18th 2016 at 7:00 pm.
    For any questions or concerns about this event please don't hesitate to email or call us at (858)547-0080.
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  • Motivational Quote of the Week (11/7/16)

    Motivational Quote of the Week:
    "Watch your thoughts, they become words. Watch your words, they become actions. Watch your actions, they become habit." -Laozi
    I've always seen Martial Arts as whole body training, not only I'm I getting great physical exercise but I'm also disciplining my mind. Our habits don't start with our actions, but begins in our minds with intentions and thoughts. We must fully realize what we want in our minds before our actions can have any meaning. Training ourselves to be in control of my minds is extremely important to be successful throughout life. If we don't actively participate our habits will take over and we'll live our lives slaved to the ....

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  • Motivational Quote of the Week (11/2/16)

    Motivational Quote of the Week:
    "Force has no place where there is need of skill." -Herodotus
    Power is useless unless the holder has the skill to control it. Most martial artists understand that the first skill they need to master is body control. Learning to restrain body movement takes years of practice and consistent training. Being unable to control your body allows opportunities for the attacker to exploit. A disciplined martial artists is able to land pin point strikes and blocks to effectively stop their attacker. Believing power is the only attribute to improve will leave the lone martial artists vulnerable to a quicker and skilled attacker. Strength is an easy attribute ....

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  • Motivational Quote of the Week (10/24/16)

    Motivational Quote of the Week:
    "Endurance is one of the most difficult disciplines, but it is to the one who endures that the final victory comes." -Gautama B.
    Endurance is one of the most important aspects in many sports, as a professional athlete needs to be able to maintain a certain level of performance. Though some see endurance as mostly a physical aspect, focusing on increasing physical cardio and strength to improve their endurance. However I suggest that mental endurance is more important than the physical endurance of a person. I'm not suggesting that having only mental endurance is good enough, having both strong mental and physical capacity is important. I'm just ....

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  • Mid Week Motivation!!!

    At some point through our journey of obtaining our happiness we're going to be met with great struggle. For any great improvement we gain, its accompanied with obstacles and it's hurdling past those obstacles that allow us to improve ourselves. However if we quit when met with hardship we'll never pass our plateau and see our true potential. For no one wants to live their life with regret and wish they had never quit in the first place. You must acknowledge the truth that you'll probably will meet great hardship in your lifetime. So it's important to train your mind and body for those moments because its those moments that'll determine the amount of success you may obtain. That's why ....

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  • New Edition of the AHTKD Book of Knowledge

    New Edition of the AHTKD Book of Knowledge
    I've posted the NEW Edition of the AHTKD Book of Knowledge in the Members Only Section of our website. The new book of knowledge is posted with a google doc link that should allow you to view and print it out. If you don't have our login information or have questions about this new edition please don't hesitate to email or call us back at (858)547-0080. http://ahtkd.net/Account/Login ....

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  • Motivational Quote of the Week (10/17/16)

    Motivational Quote of the Week:
    "In order to carry a positive action we must develop here a positive vision."- Dalai Lama
    Our perspective is not only shaped by our actions, but also our habits of perceiving and reacting to the environment around us. Such that if we constantly saw the negative outcomes when met with a problem, we'll eventually create a habit that only sees the negative perspective. For when a habit starts it becomes extremely difficult for us to notice it, let alone be able to change something we think is normal. However, the normality of it occurs because we believe the way we think is unchangeable. Though we must realize most of our thinking process and ....

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  • Black Belt Testing Info! (Oct. 22nd and Oct. 29th)


    Black Belt Testing Info
    Oct. 22nd, 2016 at 10:00am - Evaluations/Degree testing held at the studio.

    Oct. 29th, 2016 at 12:00pm - Degree testing will be held at Montgomery-Waller Recreation Center (3020 Coronado Ave, San Diego, CA 92154)

    *Reminder to students to bring their sparring gear, full uniform, plenty of water and be at least 15-20 minutes early.

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  • Motivational Quote of the Week (10/10/16)

    Motivational Quote of the Week:
    "Action may not always bring happiness; but there is no happiness without action." - Benjamin Disraeli
    It's important for us to create habits that are productive to our own existence. For our own happiness is not going to be the same for everyone, we must be honest with ourselves and find purpose in life. As soon as you find your purpose or joy that comes from the work you do, you must act upon it no matter the outcome. We must accept that life isn't always going to give us a break or an easy ride. If it was really that easy to be successful then everyone wouldn't have problems, stress, failure and disappointment. This idea of failure might ....

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  • Motivational Quote of the Week(10/03/16)

    Motivational Quote of the Week
    "The best preparation for tomorrow is doing your best today." -H. Jackson Brown Jr.
    Everyday is a given opportunity to improve your standard of living and overall happiness with life. For if we found ourselves in a habit of always leaving our responsibilities for the next day, we'll only put ourselves on a plateu which leads to no where. However if you stay on task upon every responsibility and able to keep at it consistently. The effort you used to stay on task will eventually disappear because it becomes a habit, in which you no longer need your brain to be responsible for it. If you're able to create habits upon responsibilities you've found ....

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  • Tournament on Nov. 5th, 2016!!!

    There'll be a tournament on November 5th, 2015 at Canyon Crest Academy Gym. This tournament will have competitions for forms, breaking and sparring. We encourage all of our students to participate in tournaments, as it's a good experience to improve their skills and help build social skills. To build well-rounded self-defense skills students must experience different styles of sparring that comes from different studios. Being able to have new sparring opponents gives students new situations to experience and learn from. Those students that are interested in competing in this tournament please come by the studio and sign up! ....

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  • October Announcements and Upcoming Events!!!


    MONTHLYSCHEDULE
    Oct. 22nd 10:00 am - 1:00 pm Black Belt Testing at Studio Oct. 29th TBA Black Belt Degree Testing Oct. 15th TBA Sparring Ceremony
    UPCOMING EVENTS

    Black Belt Testing Changes

    October 22nd & October 29th| 10am-1pm & TBA |
    Changes are:
    We’ll be having TWO
    testing’s, first test will be on October 22 nd , 2016 at 10:00 am
    , in which all Black Belts will be testing together. The FIRST
    testing will operate as normal with: forms, kicking drills, sparring, speed drills and breaking. The SECOND
    test will be operated by the California Tae Kwon Do United on October 29
    t
    h , 2016
    .
    This will be held for all of the Black Belts ....

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  • Motivational Quote of the Week (9/26/16)

    Motivational Quote of the Week:
    "Yesterday is not ours to recover, but tomorrow is ours to win or lose." -Lyndon B. Johnson
    I've seen this type of quote many times before and it's been said in different ways, but the message doesn't change. No matter what has happened through your day, you've got tomorrow to improve and change your environment for the better. However you should take into account that if you don't act upon tomorrow you'll put yourself in a cycle of procrastination. Believing that you'll always have tomorrow is a falsehood that you shouldn't follow full heartedly. Instead you should remember to improve upon the mistakes of yesterday and focus upon how you can win ....

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  • Motivational Quote of the Week (9/19/16)

    Motivational Quote of the Week:
    " Don't choose to waste energy. - Never waste energy on worries or negative thoughts. All problems are brought into existence - drop them." -Bruce Lee
    I personally struggled with anxiety when I was growing up through my teens and early adulthood. I would constantly be worrying of previous events in my life, asking myself what I could've done to create a different outcome. I created this mental thinking habit that was obsessed on worries and negative thoughts. It was until my college years that I realized the amount of time and energy I've wasted on my worries and negative thoughts. As it took quiet sometime to change my cognitive behavior, but ....

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  • New Training Tool!!! Tumble Kick Air Track!!

    The Tumble Kick Air Track!!!
    As time goes on we all need to evolve and adapt our skills to keep up with the times. For no skill can stand unchanged and remain the best without constant improvement. For example, the explosion of Mixed Martial Arts around the world in the last 20 years illustrates the evolution of Martial Arts. For the time before MMA, a lot of martial arts didn't contain other techniques from different arts. However with the introduction of MMA style fights, fighters started to realize they needed to train in various arts to counter their opponents style.This translated into martial arts schools teaching other techniques from different arts. As the reality of having a ....

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  • Motivational Quote of the Week (9/12/16)

    Motivational Quote of the Week:
    "Defeat is a state of mind; no one is ever defeated until defeat has been accepted as a reality." -Bruce Lee
    Our state of mind is an extremely important aspect in our lives and if we are able to control it, then we'll be able to constantly improve ourselves. Your mindset are the habits and attitudes you've created through your lifetime that control how you perceive and react to the world. Sometimes our worst habits go by unnoticed because they've been a habit for so long we assume it's normal. This is why we must always be aware of our mental thinking process, which is the way we perceive new events and react to them. For example, if a child starts ....

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  • Tae Kwon Do Kick Breakdown

    The Axe Kick
    This kick I believe defines Tae Kwon Do quite well, it illustrates our leg control, speed and flexibility. The axe kick is the very first kick our students learn, for its a simple kick with no extravagant spinning or jumping. The target for this kick would be the head, collar bone and high chest. Though we consider this kick a high risk and high reward because leaving your leg up leaves you open to attack. The most important aspects of using the axe kick is timing and precision because if you fail to land the kick the opponent might be able to grab your leg or counter strike. Though I've always told my students if they master the axe kick, it could be one of the most ....

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  • Motivational Quote of the Week (8/29/16)

    Motivational Quote of the Week:
    " Goals give life substance. - To strive actively to achieve some goal gives your life meaning and substance." -Bruce Lee
    I believe in general that we all want to live happy and fulfilling lives, though sometimes we get distracted from what creates our happiness. As Americans we're privileged to have some of the most futuristic and affordable technology at our fingertips. These devices were made to improve our lives and make our lives more enjoyable. However with such great abundance we must not forget that not every new device or technology will give our life substance. We must avoid the temptation that a new toy/device/technology will create ....

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  • News & Updates: August 25th, 2016

    News & Updates: August 25th, 2016

    Closed for Labor Day Weekend
    We'll be closed from September 3rd to the 5th for Labor Day and we'll reopen on Tuesday, September 6th 2016.

    Color Belt Testing: September 9th
    Our next color belt testing will be on Friday, September 9th, 2016 and we'll be modifying our test, in which students we'll be required to know their forms, kicking drills and demonstrate skill in sparring. In the future tests we'll also be updating the questions booklet to ease the stress students face during studying. If you have any questions about these changes check out our announcement board for the updates and you're more than welcome to ask either of the ....

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  • Motivational Quote of the Week (8/22/16)

    Motivational Quote of the Week:
    " Daily progress. - Make at least one definite move daily toward your goal." -Bruce Lee

    To be able to have a successful career or a fulfilling life we must have productive habits. Habits that have been instilled within us from our day to day actions. That's why it's important that we pursue our goals everyday, for our actions will become our habits. If we make progress on our goals everyday, we'll eventually create habits that'll help us complete our goals. As long as you make actual progress on your goals, even if it was only 1% more progress it's still better than nothing. For our habits sometimes go by unnoticed and we might not even ....

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  • Motivational Quote of the Week (8/15/16)

    Motivational Quote of the Week:
    " Motivation is what gets you started. Habit is what keeps you going." -Jim Rohn

    This week I wanted to keep it simple and focus upon what truly drives you towards your goals. For the first step is being motivated to pursue a goal, our motivations will differ upon the individual because we all have different perspectives in life resulting in different pursuits of happiness. As soon as we've found our goal and motivation, its upon our habits that'll dictate whether we actually complete those goals. Though initially its quite easy to actively pursue our goals because our motivation is fresh in our minds. However after awhile depending on our big ....

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  • Motivational Quote of the Week (8/8/16)

    Motivational Quote of the Week:
    "It always seems impossible until its done." -Nelson Mandela
    Our outlook on life has lots do with how we see the world, for the more impossible feats I may witness or take part in will change my perception of whats possible. Increasing the limits I place upon myself and others, however its important that I experience an impossible feat to truly understand how it can be done. As its too easy to go on the internet and find thousands of amazing feats on video, but I'll only understand the climax of that feat and not experience or witness the work it took to get there. For example, going through my martial arts training to obtain the 1st degree ....

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  • Motivational Quote of the Week (8/1/16)

    Motivational Quote of the Week:
    "Understanding fear - To understand your fear is the beginning of really seeing." - Bruce Lee
    This is one of my favorite quotes from Bruce Lee because its the most straightforward way of expanding your limits. For fear is a limit upon your experience in this world, though it has been keeping the human race alive for generations. If we didn't have fear we'd be inclined to probably injure ourselves or hurt others. However its important to understand this emotion, for if we are able to control our fear we'd be able to achieve tremendous and even dangerous feats. For example, no person thought it would be possible to climb the highest mountain on ....

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  • Motivational Quote of the Week (7/25/16)

    Motivational Quote of the Week: " The fear of not being esteemed by others - The inner self is the true self. In order to realize our true self we must be willing to live without being dependent upon the opinion of others. When we are completely self-sufficient we can have no fear of not being esteemed by others." - Bruce Lee
    A successful and productive human being is someone that is completely self-sufficient who doesn't need the opinion of others to succeed. Now it's not to say that you shouldn't take good advice but as some point you must realize that the best way to be successful is to rely on yourself. Through persistent training and practice you mold yourself into a human ....

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  • Motivational Quote of the Week (7/18/16)

    Motivational Quote of the Week:
    " Kindness and remembrance - A person cannot forget someone who is good to them." -Bruce Lee
    With so much hatred happening around the world and in our country, I want to remind everyone the importance of Kindness.
    For our lives aren't endless and we're given only a brief moment in the universe to express ourselves. Hence it's important that every interaction we have with our fellow human being is left with kindness. As our kindness will help transform the perspective that person has upon the world. For if we're able to help inspire others to see the world in a brighter light they'll be able to inspire others to do the same. Because we can not let ....

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  • Motivational Quote of the Week (7/11/16)

    Motivational Quote of the Week:
    " There is no shame in losing - It is not a shame to be knocked down by other people. The important thing is to ask when you're being knocked down, "Why am I being knocked down?" If a person can reflect in this way, then there is hope for this person." -Bruce Lee


    Self-reflection is an important aspect of being able to improve yourself honestly. For if we assume nothing can be done to improve ourselves, than we are only limiting ourselves to that standard. We must be willing to be honest with ourselves and admit our on faults, that's the first important step to improving your technique. Secondly, we must proactively correct ourselves ....

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  • Kids Martial Arts and Tae Kwon Do in Poway!


    Check out our new website for Anthony Hong Tae Kwon Do!
    We proudly serve the Poway, San Diego, and Escondido areas! Come see the programs and deals we have to offer. Kids Martial Arts, Tae kwon do, Kickboxing, and SO MUCH MORE! Fill out the "Request Information" form on the side of the page and stop in for a visit today! Don't forget to click here to visit us on our social media pages!! Facebook Google+ Twitter ....

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