Natick Health and Fitness Day – 2011

The children of the School of Oom Yung Doe put on a demonstration on Saturday May 15, 2011 at the Natick Health and Fitness Day.  The goal of the Health and Fitness Day is make people aware of the many positive choices for better health in the Natick community.

Several of the lower belts students demonstrated Coo Yung Bope – a beginning Kung Fu form that emulates the movement of a dragon.  The higher belt kids students demonstrated a series or Kung Fu and Kong Su (Tae Kwon Do) short forms that develop coordination, flexibility, strength and body control.  In addition, the First Degree students demonstrated Kom (Chinese broadsword) and various Aikido techniques against various type of attacks.

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Here is the article in the MetroWest Daily News with pictures.  Click Here

Natick Town Day

May 16, 2009, Natick, MA. Instructors and students demonstrated in the morning and the afternoon at the Natick Town Day, on the Natick Center Commons.

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Children's After School Program

May 5, 2009, Newton, MA. Over 50 students and faculty members participated in a community lesson and demonstration in Newton, held at the Newton Upper Falls Community Center.

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Elizabeth Peabody House Children's Lesson

On April 3, 2009, Somerville, MA. Oom Yung Doe Instructors conducted an Introductory lesson and put on a demonstration for over 50 students and teachers at the Elizabeth Peabody House in Somerville. The Elizabeth Peabody House is a neighborhood center that provides a broad range of educational, social and recreational services to the City of Somerville and surrounding communities.

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Sudbury Japan Day

The School of Oom Yung Doe taught the entire first grade at the Peter Noyes Elementary School martial arts lessons as part of Japan Day – a day to learn more about the island of Japan. Instructors taught five 1st grade classes some basic movements, stressing the importance of taking care of mind and body. Instructors also demonstrated forms from different specific Japanese styles of martial arts include hard style (Karate, Kong Su), Aikido, Udo, and Samurai Sword. This was part of an effort by the schools in the Boston area to educate children and adults on the value traditional martial arts and developing the mind, body and spirit.

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Oom Yung Doe Women's Self-Defense Seminar – July 2007

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On Saturday, July 14th, 2007 a Women’s Self-Defense Seminar was held at the Somerville School of Oom Yung Doe. Women from the Somerville area attended, along with women from Lesley University in Cambridge and Citizen Schools in Boston. Keliko Adams, a Lesley graduate student commented after the seminar, “I like to travel, and I feel much more confident that if I am ever in a situation where I need to defend myself, I will be able to.” Oom Yung Doe schools in New England and around the country frequently offer free self-defense and stress relief lessons, as a way of helping improve our communities.

If you would like to attend a seminar, contact an Oom Yung Doe school in your area.

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Middleboro Self Defense Seminar Series – January 2007 (Over 60 women attended)

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Women's Self Defense Lesson – February 2006 (Story from Somerville Journal)

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Boston 2005 Honorary Black Belt Award

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It is an Oom Yung Doe instructor’s mission to accept the challenge and responsibility to teach the traditional line of Moo Doe (Martial Arts) Knowledge, as it has been taught overthe centuries. It is their hope to apply the morals of Chung Doe or Correct Path to their lives. Someone who follows the Chung Doe path fully considers the consequences of their actions on others before making any decision. Chung Doe implants a good seed within a community, which bears good fruit of right communication, compassion and integrity for the next generation.

Each year instructors look into the community to recognize a leader. In his seven years as a state legislator, Representative Peter J. Koutoujian, a Waltham native, has emerged as one of Beacon Hill’s most influential and well-respected lawmakers.

On the state level, Koutoujian, successfully directed the House to overwhelmingly pass a statewide smoking ban in October.

He also filed legislation that prohibits schools from selling junk food and is currently working on increasing nutritional ducation along with an emphasis on physical activity our public schools.

In recognition of his commitment to improving the quality of life in our community, and especially in honor of his work to protect and educate our youth, The Instructors and students of Oom Yung Doe in the Boston area presented Representative Peter J. Koutoujian with an Honorary Black Belt at the annual New Year’s Banquet on January 15, 2005.

Boston 2005 Distinguished Citizen Award

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The Distinguished Citizen Award presented at the 2005 Oom Yung Doe Banquet is a good example of changing one’s reality for the better. This particular award is most often given to someone who has exhibited tireless efforts to improve the community. This year’s honoree notonly distinguishes himself as a diligent worker at the Boston Rescue Mission, but also by receiving and making the most of the same kind of care and guidance he is now offering to others.

From a very young age, Marty Miller was a drug user, was homeless throughout much of his life, and had very little prospects for his future. Then he had the good fortune to spend a night at the Boston Rescue Mission’s overflow room. Marty has said, I stil remember how much they touched me with their love. They actually asked me how could they help me change my life.

In the years that followed, Marty freed himself of a lifelong addiction to drugs and found a faith that has helped him sustain his rehabilitation. He enrolled in college and was working at a trade in which he was finding success, when he decided that his calling was to turn around and give a hand to others like himself who were trying to raise themselves out of the depths of homelessness and addiction. Now Marty runs one of the Boston Rescue Mission Programs and has dedicated his life to helping others.

Since 1899, the Boston Rescue Mission has been helping homeless and poverty-stricken people pursue their dreams of a better life. The Mission operates Kingston House, one of Boston’s oldest continuously running homeless shelters. Located in the heart of Boston, they provide meals, clothing, training, and service for as many as 200 visitors every day.