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JUNE 1997

THIS MONTH'S NEWSLETTER COVERS THE SCHOOL'S PARTICIPATION IN THE 3RD EMPIRE STATE SOO BAHK DO CHAMPIONSHIPS, that were held on May 10th, 1997, at the Tri-Valley High School, in Grahamsville, New York. There was a excellent showing of practitioners from all over the Hudson Valley, and guests from as far away as Virginia. Needless to say, the Championship was excellent and members from Baran's Soo Bahk Do came out on top. Here are the results of our participants. Grand Champion Women's Hyung and Dae Ryun, Miss Lindemann; Mr. Nick Baran, 2nd Heavyweight Dan Men's Dae Ryun; Mr. Hugh Adams, 2nd 14-15 year old Dan Dae Ryun; Joyce Delin, 1st Red Belt Senior Women and 4th Red Belt Senior Hyung; Eric Palmatier, 1st 12- 13 year old Red Belt Dae Ryun and 2nd in Hyung; Katie Palmatier, 3rd 8- 9 year old Green Belt Hyung; Tammi White, 1st in Women's Hyung and Dae Ryun Green Belt; Rommel Nabayan, 3rd 8-9 year old Green Belt Dae Ryun; Dennis Mazzacone 1st Senior Green Belt Hyung and 4th in Senior Advanced Dae Ryun; Matthew Marchese, 3rd 6-7 year old White/Orange Belt Dae Ryun; Cassie Barcauage, 1st 6-7 year old White/Orange Belt Dae Ryun; Matthew Chase 3rd 8-9 year old White/Orange Belt Dae Ryun; Angie White, 3rd 8-9 year old Red Belt Dae Ryun; Adam Patane, 4th in 14-15 year old Red Belt Hyung and Dae Ryun; Kevin Thomas, 2nd Men's Dae Ryun; Lanie Rae Williams, 4th 8-9 year old Red Belt Hyung; David Greene, 1st 8- 9 year old Red Belt Dae Ryun; Jay Greene, 2nd 12-13 year old Red Belt Dae Ryun; Amy Verdile, 1st in Women's Hyung and Dae Ryun; Meghan Mazzacone, 2nd 14-15 year old Red Belt Dae Ryun; Andrew Bitteker, 2nd 6-7 year old Green Belt Dae Ryun. CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL!

Master Jere Klein was the Tournament Director, with Kyo Sa's Joey Poppo and George Curbelo as Co-Directors.

SOO BAHK!

19th Annual National Championships August 14-16, 1997 Hilton Hotel Cherry Hill, New Jersey 1-800-Hiltons

Events Schedule

Thurs., Aug 14th: All rank T.A.C. Clinics, Judge and Referee Clinic, T.A.C. preview of all team forms. Fri., Aug 15th: Dan Competition, Team Hyung Competition, T.A.C. Demonstration Sat., Aug 16th: Ko Dan Ja Sequence Sparring, Gup Competition, Grandmaster's Banquet, Children's Celebration, U Dan Ja Tournament

Hyung and Sparring Division will award 1st place, 2nd place and two (2) 3rd places!

All men's divisions, (16 & up) will have light and heavy weight divisions.

All participants must wear the following: headgear, mouthpiece, groin cup (men) & hand pads (covering knuckles only), full hand, foot and body protective gear is prohibited-we emphasize NO CONTACT!

Enter both events for $45.00 and get FREE admission to T.A.C. Clinics, registration forms postmarked before Aug 9, 1997 will avoid a $25.00 late registration fee. T.A.C. Clinic - Free for participants in both events, $15.00 for all others.

Spectator Tickets Save time and prepay! Pick up your tickets the day of the competition. Friday (Dan Competition) - $15.00 Saturday (Gup Competition) - $10.00 Combination tickets (both days) - $20.00 Federation members and families deduct 50% from admission fees, in appreciation for your continued support!

GRANDMASTER'S BANQUET - Meal and Awards presentation, Saturday at 7:30p.m. $35.00 each.

CHILDREN'S CELEBRATION - Kids get a chance to make new friends while being entertained with fun and games. Kids menu includes standard fare of burgers, dogs, etc. Saturday 6:00p.m. - 9:30p.m. - $15.00 each

Commemorative T-Shirts will be available, SEE MASTER BARAN OR ANYONE ON HIS STAFF FOR YOUR 1997 NATIONALS PACKET AND MAIL IT OFF BEFORE 9 AUGUST 1997 TO TAKE ADVANTAGE OF ALL THE DISCOUNTS. SEE YA THERE!

SOO BAHK DO NEWSLETTER is dedicated to the spirit of martial arts, and to all the practitioners who make Soo Bahk Do a "Living Art." The views expressed herein are solely the editor's and not necessarily those expressed by the United States Soo Bahk Do Moo Duk Kwan Federation, Inc., or Baran's Soo Bahk Do. Editor/Writer: Roberto Bonefont, Sr.

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