On Monday, January 6, 2014, students from all over the Greater Houston area attended the traditional first class of the year with Grandmaster Kim Soo. A long standing tradition of the Chayon-Ryu system, no branch schools hold formal classes after the holidays until this class is held at the Headquarters. It is a wonderful way to kick off the new year, meet new people in the system and train with Grandmaster and other black belts in the system.
|Grandmaster Kim Soo with Cheryl Lauersdorf and Melissa Dabney, a mother/daughter duo|
from Kim Soo Karate of Baytown.
|stretching before class|
|Grandmaster tells stories while the students stretch|
|Grandmaster lectures on the purpose of training for life|
|Dojusan- "escaping through the mist"|
|Grandmaster demonstrates take down techniques on Sabeomnim Angel Ochoa|
|Grandmaster writes Cheryl's name on her dobok|
|Post sparring bliss--learning and having fun. Sabeomnim Daniel Young (Kingwood) and Melissa Dabney (Baytown)|
|Grandmaster writes student names in Korean on their dobok sleeve, Veronica|
Maldonado from Kim Soo Karate of Baytown
|Isabel, Veronica's daughter is happy with Grandmaster's gift|