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Students decorated with glow accessories and learned about focus, control, and self-defense in low-light situations.
Students had a great time dressing in their favorite costume and taking a martial arts class.
Congratulations new Black Belts. You all did an excellent job and the 94th Black Belt Exam! 3rd Degree Black Belt: Erin C. and Laurel H. 1st Degree Black Belt: Kylie D, Caleb F, Lorelei L, Ethan P, Myla S
Magic and more during our week-long Harry Potter Camp.
Dads earned a camo belt while creating lots of memories during our Father's Day Classes.
June 2022 - Students had a great time with many surprises during our week-long camp.
Our "Summer Kick-Off Fun Night" event was a great way to end the school year and head into the warmer months with our friends!
Our students invited their mothers and grandmothers to come enjoy our annual Mother's Day classes. At the end of class, students presented them with a pink belt.
Students showed Galactic Spirit on May 4th during our Star Wars classes. Chewbacca and Rey were here to welcome students and their families to the school. The evening concluded with our Black Belt sword class.
April 23, 2022 - Congratulations new Black Belts! Sixteen students from our school earned new degrees at Grandmaster Dong's 93rd Black Belt Exam. 3rd Degree Black Belt: Cameron Tydings, Lucas Wilson 2nd Degree Black Belt: Nick Herrle, Noah Kirby, Rob Wilson 1st Degree Black Belt: Kim Carter, Luca Colwell, Savannah Gentry, Anna Keske, Mason Meroff, Sean Montanez, Angelina Oliver, Terri Oliver, Alexandra Robinson, Shawn Robinson, Cameron Turner
Students celebrated Sibling's Day with us by inviting their brother or sister to take class with them. Great family moments!
The 2nd annual Kicking for Carteret Kids event was held on Saturday, March 5. Students performed more than 120,000 kicks and raised over $7,000 for the Nature School at Camp Albemarle. The kick-a-thon was held on the beautiful, waterfront campus of Camp Albemarle where families enjoyed Kicking for Carteret Kids, awesome weather, and a hot dog social following the event.
Thank you to everyone who made this event a great success!
Happy Valentines! We celebrated with our students and their loved ones during our annual Valentines' Day classes. Our students taught their Valentine some basic martial arts techniques and finished by giving them a gift. We love martial arts and love seeing our students share the joy of it with others as they create memories.
February 2022 - Parent's enjoyed a night out while the kids enjoyed games, food and lots of fun with friends during our Fun Night (aka Parents Date Night).
Students & guests enjoyed a demonstration by Parker Moody, a multi-time World Breaking Champion from the Wilson, NC branch school. Parker then gave some tips before our students had an opportunity to practice what they learned. Parker's achievements: ISKA World Breaking Champion, Current World Record Holder, ISKA North American Champion, 5x USBA/WBA World Champion, IMAF Grand Champion, 5x IMAF World Champion, 2019 Overall AAU Grand Breaking Champion, 2x AAU National Champion, & more.
Students spreading some joy during our Christmas Cheer Class.
11/6/21 - Students had a great time at our Karate-thon to benefit the Children's Hospital Foundation. They earned points for forms, sparring, board breaking, and knowledge questions. Our event was held in conjunction with other events at schools teaching Grandmaster Dong's system. It is amazing what we can do together! We were happy to present a check to the Children's Hospital Foundation for $74,697 raised at this year's events. Thank you for helping make the 50th anniversary event a success!
We have had a lot of fun introducing our new interactive training tools to our students over the last few weeks. These new lighted pods have been a fun addition as they help train balance, coordination, reaction time, speed, agility and more.
September 2021 - New students had an opportunity to break their first board during our Confidence Clinic
August 2021 - We finished off our summer with a Camp set in a Galaxy Far, Far Away! There were galactic visitors, arts and crafts and themed martial arts lessons.
May the Force Be With You this school year!
We had a great time with family and friends at the Carteret County Speedway! Awesome to get to see everyone having a great time!
See how our martial arts school has changed over the years.
Check out Grandmaster's goals for his martial arts students.
See what is happening during one of our homeschool classes with this quick walk-through of our day-time martial arts class for homeschoolers. Your instructors are a homeschool family too!
Three of our Morehead City instructors were honored to receive awards at the World Martial Arts Grandmasters Federation ceremony in Manassas, VA. The event on October 19 was attended by Grandmasters from many countries and different martial arts styles.
Emmy breaking boards during her 3rd degree black belt exam on October 5
Rachel wanted to try to open a bottle with a spin kick after martial arts class.
2019 Children's Hospital Charity Tournament - Ryan won 1st place with this breaking routine.
One of our TaeGrr Cubs learning to break a board with a hammer fist. Our TaeGrr Cubs program is a specifically designed martial arts class for ages 4-6 year olds.