U.S.A. National Tai Chi Workshop
Hosted by the World Taiji Boxing Association
This will be the WTBA USA main annual workshop held over three days
at our USA headquarters in Salisbury MD.
This year Eli
will be covering the following:
Yang Lu Chan's form Second third.
Eli will be trying to cover the whole second third of this form, but
do not worry if you don't know the first third, it is not needed to
be able to learn the second, just think of them as separate modules,
you can learn them in any order, then once you know them all you can
put them into the proper sequence.
Eli will teach the form at its core foundation level, going over
every detail, but also showing for those instructors and advanced
students in the class the more advanced way of moving.
Single push hands will be taught again like last time, but we will
add in some important reading and reaction training.
The Wu-Dang Hand Weapons
These are a set of 12 two person training methods, we will not have
time to do all 12, so Eli will teach the following: Spear, Nun, Axe,
Double Blades, Stump Puller.
Eli has been focusing a lot on these in his classes, and has really
enhanced his teaching of them.
Also, anyone training in the other 7 can of course get some
corrections on those.
As usual anything else you might be practicing in your own time, you
can ask questions about and get corrected.
Parks Martial Arts
419 East Main Street
Salisbury, MD 21804
(for ALL 3 days):
10am Hand Weapons
11am YLC Form
1pm Lunch (Bring Your Own or get
something at the nearby shops)
3pm Hand Weapons
4pm Push Hands
5pm YLC Form
6pm Questions and Answers, ask
whatever you want, Eli will do his best to answer with explanation
(Sunday, we finish at 6pm)
First Timers Fee: $110, or $50 for one day. No deposit needed, but
do let us know you're coming.
(A first timer is someone who has never trained with Eli before)
Early Registration with Deposit of $50 paid by September 1st
$220 for WTBA Active Members
Free for children under the age of 18
$250 for everyone else
Late Registration and walk ins
$280 for WTBA Active Members
$50 for children under the age of 18
$310 for everyone else
Quinta Inn & Suites
300 S. Salisbury Blvd.
Salisbury, MD 21801
We saved a block of rooms for $79.00 per night
(plus tax). When
you make your reservations ask for the group rates under either
“Park’s Martial Arts” or “WTBA”.
We chose this hotel since it is within a couple
minutes walking distance to Park’s Martial Arts.
We will only be selling our limited stock at
the workshop. So if you want specific merchandise you should order
ahead of time at our USA store link
Please book now
for this workshop by contacting the Host Brian Alexander WTBA Chief
Instructor for the USA.
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2015 U.S.A. WTBA Workshop
PMA President Master Alexander and Hapkido President Master
Zullo presented the prestigious Hapkido Dan Certificates to Lee
Worth and Ji Ho Park approximately one year after their Dan testing.
The achievement of Hapkido Dan is extremely difficult.
The 2014 U.S.A. World Taiji Boxing
Association Workshop was a wonderful experience and a complete
Rainy first day brought us indoors to PMA H.Q.
Arriving at the Park: The Head Master of the WTBA Eli Montaigue,
followed by the Canadian Head Master Josephine Anderson, and lastly
is the workshop Host and Maryland Head Master Brian Alexander.
Perfect weather Saturday and Sunday at Historical Pemberton Park.
Eli Montaigue doing what he does best...
Eli and Brian overseeing
reversal variations for
double push hands .
Josephine with Senior WTBA Instructor Ron McCracken doing a detailed
study of double push hands.
Park's Martial Arts Senior Taiji Instructor James Yamakawa working
with Josephine with Master Brian and event coordinator Ms. Lisa
Ludwig in the background.
PMA senior Taiji students Colleen Gifford teaching Linda Kallinen.
PMA Taiji Black Belt Tyler Trainer is in the background.
Newly appointed Taiji Black Belt Tyler Trainer contemplating the
amazing details of Internal Martial Arts training...
The food was Fantastic and Healthy and received numerous
compliments...thanks to Peaches 'n' Cream catering.
Thanks to PMA Black Belt Walker Cogswell for is assistance in
filming/photographing and miscellaneous duties.
Group photo taken on last day. Unfortunately a few students were not
available for the picture.
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Congratulations to Tyler Trainer for attaining the
1st Level Instructor Degree on May 18, 2014 at the
U.S.A. World Taiji Boxing Association Workshop held this past
weekend. Head of the WTBA Eli Montaigue promoted Tyler based on
first hand observation of Tyler's skill and knowledge of Taiji.
Tyler is only the second person to achieve the black belt rank in
the Park's Martial Arts Taiji class. Well done!
Eli Montaigue with Tyler Trainer
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March 2014 East Coast
Haidong Gumdo Masters Seminar/Workshop
Several USA East Coast Gumdo Masters
attended the intensive seminar/workshop under the World Haidong
Gumdo Federations Head Master of Education, Jeong-Woo, Kim.
Also, we'd like to congratulate Ms. Lisa Ludwig for her successful
promotion to Haidong Gumdo 2nd dan black belt who wear the white
uniform with gold embroidery.
2014 USA Haidong Gumdo Seminar Schedule
First Half of Year:
USA Head Master Jeong-Woo, Kim
1. San Francisco,
California : 3rd~7th March (Master Y. J. Choi)
2. Salt Lake City, Utah : 7th~10th March (Master Marshall Parnell)
3. Irvine, California : 10th~14th March (Master S. H Lee)
4. Toronto, Canada : 14th~17th March (Master Brian Ghim)
5. Minneapolis, Minnesota : 17th~21st March (Master Robert
6. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania : 21st~24th March (Master Frank
7. Buffalo, New York : 24th~28th March (Master S. K. Chung)
8. Albany, New York : 28th ~ 31st March (Master Il Nam Yang)
9. Laurel, Maryland : 31st March ~ 4th April (Master Hyun Suk Lee)
10. San Antonio, Texas : 4th~7th Nov. (Master Julian Vasquez)
11. Atlanta, Georgia : 18th~21st Nov. (Master Min Su Seo)
COME JOIN US!
ALL PMA and Affiliate schools, students,
friends and family are invited.
Saturday, October 26th, Starts
PROMPTLY at 4pm and ends
8pm (Rain date is Saturday, Nov 1st)
Master Alexander's home
Hayride, Forest lantern walk, Bon Fire, Games, Pumpkins, Food,
Fun and Fellowship!
A side dish or dessert! Main fare and beverages will be provided by
host. Dress appropriately and bring your own
outdoor chairs and blankets.
$5 - Single, $10 - Couple, and $15 -
Family (3 or more)
Call or See Ms. Lisa for Details &
Congratulations to our New Hapkido Black Belts!
Mr. Robert Lee Worth III (bottom right) and Mr.
Ji Ho Park, GM Park's son (bottom left) successfully passed the
grueling PMA 1st Dan Hapkido test on August 24, 2013. A PMA Hapkido
black belt is very difficult to attain and highly coveted.
There have only been 15 black belts since Hapkido began and the last
1st Dan test was 8 years ago. Gentlemen, prepare yourselves to now
begin your official Hapkido training! In the words of GM Park,
"Everything before 1st Dan is merely exercise", and
Congratulations to Miyuki Schoyen!
On July 5th, Miyuki participated in her very
first USAT National Championships in Chicago, Illinois! She was in
the 12-14 Blue Belt Light-Heavy division of 5 fighters. Miyuki
sparred two times, each fight consisting of 3 one minute rounds.
Miyuki's last fight even went into over time. After her first
National Championships, Miyuki came back home with a Silver Medal!
2013 U.S.A. Tai Chi Workshop Success!
Thanks to ALL participants and the World Tai Chi
Boxing Association Successor Eli Montaigue!
DVD's are available at
our store link
or through PayPal.
Born: 11-13-1953trong>Born: 11-13-1953
Went Home: 2-28-2013
Robert was a kind, jovial and enthusiastic person
and Taekwondoist who began his PMA training at the Salisbury school
headquarters under Grand Master Park, then continued his training at
the Seaford branch school until he received his black belt. We will
miss him dearly.
He is survived by his wife Anne Marie Joseph and
children, Kesna Joseph, Rosalene Joseph, Mchenry Joseph, McGee
Joseph, Phlegon Joseph.
Robert's Wake will be held at 6pm to 9pm on
Friday March 8, 2013 at
Cranston Funeral Home.
Address: 300 N Shipley Street
Seaford, DE 19973
Robert's funeral service will be held at 12 noon
Saturday, March 9, 2013 at
Church of Nazarene.
Address: 3381 Houston Branch Road
Federalsburg, MD 21632
- US East Coast Haidong Gumdo
The Fall Season US East Coast Haidong
Masters, Black Belt Test and Student Seminar was held in
Levittown, PA this past weekend (Nov 6-7) with WHDGF Head Education
Master Jeong-Woo, Kim. Unfortunately many Masters and participants
were unable to attend due to Hurricanes Sandy. However, we still had
thorough and productive seminar. Head Master Kim is one of the very
best and most talented Haidong Gumdo Masters in the world. We were
honored to train with him. Both Master Alexander and Instructor Lisa
COME JOIN US!
ALL PMA and Affiliate schools, students,
friends and family are invited.
WHEN: October 27th, Starts
PROMPTLY at 4pm and ends 8pm
WHERE: Master Alexander's home
WHAT: Hayride, Forest lantern walk,
Bon Fire, Games, Pumpkins, Food, Fun and Fellowship!
Bring a side dish. Main fare and
beverages will be provided by host. Dress appropriately and bring
your own outdoor chairs and blankets.
Donations Requested: $5 per person - $10
See Ms. Lisa for details!
Best Wishes to Master Jeremy Wolfer!
Master Wolfer has moved to San Diego California. We wish
him all the best in his new life. And will miss him very much.
Master Wolfer became a PMA family member back in 1989
when he joined our Salisbury University Martial Arts Club. He was
already a Black Belt in Soo Bak Do at that time starting his
talented martial arts career at the age of eight. Master Wolfer was
the third highest ranked Hapkido student in PMA only after Kwan Jang
Nim Brian Alexander and Hapkido President Bradd Zullo. He also
attained the Black Belt in Haidong Gumdo (sword art) and was a Tai
Chi and Qigong student.
Following are some pictures taken the week of his
departure in July 2012.
Best Wishes to Instructor Cory McNelia!
We wish Instructor Cory McNelia all the very best as he
joins the U.S.A. Green Berets. Cory started his training at PMA at
age 8 and is currently 25. Below are some recent pictures taken of
Cory with his Hapkido and Taekwondo families. We will miss him very
much and pray for his safe duty and return.
- World Taiji Boxing
Association - USA Camp SUCCESS!
- Lisa Ludwig in May/June 2012 Shore Women
McNelia for passing their
Taekwondo 3rd Degree Black Belt Test on December 17,
2011! Note: This is a very difficult
test to qualify for not to mention pass.
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