Due to the bad weather, there will be no Saturday class today. Stay safe and warm! 🙂
Adult classes at the YMCA will end for the month on August 11th, and the last Saturday class will be the 20th. The YMCA will be completely closed for cleaning the week of the 22nd through the 29th.
Both the Kids and Adult Classes will start again on September 6th. Times and dates for Saturday classes in September will be announced later and posted on our website.
I’m happy to announce that all of our test candidates passed their colored belt test. Congratulations to everyone who was promoted today! If you have pictures you’d like posted, please send them to me.
Remember, if you’d like access to the PSKK’s online training manual, just follow the instructions on the link! 🙂
The black belt test on Saturday went very well, with all participants passing. I would like to congratulate all of our new 1st degree black belts:
- Alex Rubin
- Elizabeth Billman
- Brian Long
- Father Charles Zlock
And all of the new 2nd degree black belts:
- Christin Caporizzo
- Amy Erickson
- Andrew Hampsen
- Ben Floyd
- Ben Romer
And of course, our new 3rd degree black belt:
- Courtney Caporizzo
This post will be continuously updated with pictures and video from the test! Check back frequently for new media, it will be posted as it is received.
All of the pictures and videos in this set were taken by Kelly! Thank you so much for all the work! 🙂
There are 27 different videos in the above set, click on the menu bar to view all of them.
We would like to award one or two PSKK memorial scholarships at our August 29 black belt test. These scholarships are in memory of all our deceased PSKK Black Belts.
Any PSKK student, brown belt level and up, is eligible to apply if they are planning on continuing their education and currently training with PSKK.
Applicants who are interested should send response emails to Grandmaster Richard Sand (firstname.lastname@example.org), Headmasters Walt Buechner ( email@example.com) and Steve Sciscione(Stephen.firstname.lastname@example.org), and Master Andrea Buechner(email@example.com) by August 8th.
The following questions should be addressed in their email responses:
- Why do you think you should receive the scholarship award? How will you use the funds?
- How have you helped others both in and out of the school while training at the PSKK?
Please keep responses to two pages or less. We will announce the awards at the August 29th Black Belt test at the UMLY.
The YMCA is out of session for two weeks following the end of the last session, so the Tuesday classes this week and next have been cancelled. There will still be class held at the regular 8PM time on Thursday, and Saturday classes at noon.
Tuesday class will resume on July 7th.
Check out our online store at http://www.kellysteamstores.com/Philadelphia-School-of-Korean-Karate! You can order hoodies, t-shirts, and other gear with our school logo, and have it delivered to your home or to your school. The store is only open until April 27, so order soon!
Check out our Kelly Sports online store, loaded with PSKK-logo gear! You can grab T-shirts, fleece jackets, hoodies, and even a gym bag, all in black with our school logo.
Though the page says it closes on the 10th, the store should stay open until the 17th, but don’t put off ordering too long or you’ll miss out until next year!
Despite reports to the contrary, there is actually one more week of class at the Lionville YMCA before the summer break. We will have adult karate at the usual 8PM time in the usual place upstairs! Please spread the word to any other students, so that no one will accidentally miss out on class. 🙂
And, don’t forget about the Saturday class on August 16, at 10:30AM! It is open to brown belts and up, and the class is held in the same upstairs training room as the adult class.