Sunday, February 28, 2010

Health & Beauty Services




Skin Rejuvenation:
www.nuskin.com


Therapeutic Massages:
www.drgcarlos.com


Tarot Card Reader:
www.ahastrology.wordpress.com


video
Get "Dating Ready" Consultations:
www.getdatingready.com


Don't Forget to Buy Your Tickets Online here!
Ticket Prices: $40/each for 2+, $45 Single, $50 at the door
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Celebrating Health, Beauty, & Well-being

Sunday, April 11, 2010
10am-1pm
Luxe Hotel Sunset Blvd. 11461 Sunset Blvd. Brentwood, CA 90049

Saturday, February 27, 2010

Fun Foto of the Week

Longtime friend and associate Master Greg Williams sits at the Judge's Panel with Grandmaster Jun Chong at a Park Testing in June in Santa Monica, circa 1990.
If you have any good photos that you'd like to submit, email them to me at junchong411[at]gmail.com. Enjoy!

Thursday, February 25, 2010

Earth-Friendly Boutique Buys





All products showcased are either organic, recycled, or eco-friendly and healthier for you and the Earth.





Don't Forget to Buy Your Tickets online here!
Ticket Prices: $40/each for 2+, $45 Single, $50 at the door
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Celebrating Health, Beauty, & Well-being

Sunday, April 11, 2010
10am-1pm
Luxe Hotel Sunset Blvd. 11461 Sunset Blvd. Brentwood, CA 90049

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Inspiration and Education Panel



10:15am- "Women in Martial Arts"
with Ada Chong, Instructor at Jun Chong Martial Arts
www.junchongtkd.com
Ada Chong has been involved in martial arts for many years. Her original style was in Tang Soo Do with Chuck Norris over 30 years ago but has trained and received her 3rd dan black belt through Jun Chong Martial Arts. She has written articles for martial arts magazines and co-wrote a book on sparring with her husband, Grandmaster Jun Chong, She continues to teach and inspire the children, women, and parents in her classes and at the school.


10:45am- "Frantic to Fun!"
There is no time like today for you to find more fun in your life. Discover the secrets to having more fun and getting more done with organization.
with Gail Grey, President and Creator of A Fresh Start Professional Organizing
www.afreshstartorganizing.net
Gail Gray is passionate about helping people find time for fun! Gail loves passing organizing skills onto her clients. Organizing is necessary in order to minimize the stress that comes with daily life. Gail launched her company to provide quality organizing services to busy individuals and families. Whether it’s organizing their home office, kitchen or toy room, or preparing for a move, she helps take the stress out of organizing so they can spend more time doing what they enjoy.


11:15am- "Mind+Body"
According to national research, there are four elements that can play a major role in fortifying girls’ ability to develop and sustain strong minds and strong bodies: Physical Activity, Nutrition and Healthy Eating, Healthy Stress Management, and Positive Body Image. Girls Inc. also includes several more components to help enrich their program.

with 2 Ambassadors from Girls Inc of Greater Los Angeles program
Girls have the right to accept and appreciate their bodies and are entitled to thrive in communities that invest in their total physical, mental, and emotional wellness. Girls need access to information, resources, and skills to be effective partners in promoting their own healthy development. To help ensure that girls have the support that they need to take charge of their own health, Girls Incorporated offers: Mind+ Body.


11:45am- "Simple Beauty Tricks"
Learn about the 5 most important things to put on before leaving the house as well as simple beauty tricks to help bring our your inner beauty for any occasion, event, or photos!
with Tara Dowburd-Luftman, Celebrity Makeup Expert at Makeup Therapy
www.makeuptherapy.com
From red carpet arrivals to walking down the aisle, LA based Make-up Artist Tara Dowburd-Luftman has you covered with flawless make-up styles that put your best face forward and accentuate the fabulous you. Tara is the Founder of “Make-Up Therapy”, a luxury based beauty company dedicated to helping clients feel beautiful, organized and informed through the art of personalized Make-up Application and it’s theraputic benefits.
With over a dozen years of specializing in Beauty Make-up Application, Tara has an uncanny ability to pick the perfect color palette, luxurious products, and stunning make-up looks to suit your individual style. Tara’s work can be seen in Us Weekly, LA Times Magazine and Bride and Bloom Magazine.


12:15pm- "3 Body-Slimming Secrets Slender Women Know that Keep Them Healthy, Happy and Satisfied"
A good diet and exercise plan isn’t the only key to weight loss. Don’t be left in the dark! Learn the 3 secret habits that slim women know and practice, which ensure healthy and successful slenderizing!
with Tricia Greaves, President of Heal Your Hunger
www.healyourhunger.com
Having lost 50 lbs. through identifying and addressing the underlying causes of her emotional eating, Tricia Greaves founded Heal Your Hunger, a comprehensive program which helps women around the world learn how they can heal their persistent hunger and achieve healthy weight loss.
Tricia is a certified coach, speaker and contributing author of "101 Great Ways to Improve Your Health" and the popular “Thank God I” book series in which she writes a chapter called, “Thank God I Was Fat.” Tricia has been featured on numerous TV and radio shows including KTLA, CBS-2, Discovery Health, K-USI San Diego, K-EARTH, The WAVE, KPFK, and KRLA.


Master of Ceremonies
Maria Aparis, President/CEO of Spa on Locations, Little Lotus Children
Maria is the co-founder of Little Lotus Children, a non-profit organization that was formed to measurably increase the health and wellness of underprivileged and orphaned children across the globe. Her company, Spa On Location, has grown to provide luxury spa services to everyone from Academy Award-winning celebrities, producers and directors, to Grammy-winning recording artists and Fortune 500 corporations.
Maria’s unique approach to life and business eventually led her to a path of consulting others on how to achieve their own financial wealth and success. Maria has been featured on ABC’s Eye On LA, CBS’s Lisa’s It List, KTLA Morning News, Fox 11 News, 9 on the Town, On Air with Ryan Seacrest and Extra, LA Times, Daily Variety, Daily Candy, Lucky Magazine and Healing Magazine.


Don't Forget to Buy Your Tickets Online here!
Ticket Prices: $40/each for 2+, $40 Single, $50 at the door
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Celebrating Health, Beauty, & Well-being

Sunday, April 11, 2010
10am-1pm
Luxe Hotel Sunset Blvd. 11461 Sunset Blvd. Brentwood, CA 90049

Ladies, Time to "Get Pampered!"


To all the martial arts women, moms, wives, sisters, daughters, friends...
This event is just for YOU!


Let's celebrate being women who work hard at being healthy and fit with a little bit of pampering and empowerment! That's right, you deserve some time off to "Get Pampered!"

In collaboration with Girls Inc of Greater LA, a national nonprofit youth organization dedicated to inspiring all girls to be strong, smart, and bold, Jun Chong Martial Arts is hosting their first women's event, “Get Pampered!” to acknowledge the efforts of women towards a more healthy and fit lifestyle with an event full of beauty treatments, nutrition and fitness education, trendy boutique buys, and empowering speakers.

Your Admission Ticket includes:
*A Salon/Spa Treatment of your choice
*Inspiring Speakers discussing everything that a woman should know

*Boutique area with trendy new products

*Unlimited yummy healthy snacks and drinks

*Music, relaxation, fun and a whole lot of pampering!


Get Pampered! Empowering Women through Health, Fitness, & Beauty
Sunday, April 11, 2010
10am-1pm
Luxe Hotel Sunset Blvd. 11461 Sunset Blvd. Brentwood, CA 90049 Tickets: $45/person, Bring Friends and Save $5 each!



Purchase tickets at Jun Chong Martial Arts school or online by clicking here.

Invite all of your friends, family, and collegues to come and "Get Pampered!" with like-minded strong, beautiful women!

*Please note Valet $6/car.

Monday, February 22, 2010

February Testing Results are Up!

Congratulations to the students who tested last week! The Belt Ceremony is this Friday 2/26 during your usual class time.
(If you cannot attend the Belt Ceremony, you'll receive your belt the next time you come to class).

YELLOW:

Benjamin Ruskin
Camden Lewis - OUTSTANDING
Charles McDermott - OUTSTANDING
Harry Robbins
Holly Fouche - OUTSTANDING
Lucas Roybal
Sherry Korori
Swapnil Dash – OUTSTANDING

YELLOW STRIPE:
Ava Hinojosa
Jacob Accardo – OUTSTANDING

PURPLE:
Benjamin Simon - OUTSTANDING
Ethan Kim - OUTSTANDING
Henry Kraft – OUTSTANDING
Hunter Griswold - OUTSTANDING
Kyle Espinal
Miles Lin
Peter Moon
Terry Ayzman - OUTSTANDING

PURPLE STRIPE:
Advik Paharia
Alex Munzon - OUTSTANDING
Catherine Denton
Stevie Aceti
Y-Thien Lam - OUTSTANDING
Yuval Meron

ORANGE:
Alicia Richards - OUTSTANDING
Ethan Esrawi - OUTSTANDING

ORANGE STRIPE:
Max Levotman - OUTSTANDING
Shriram Krishnamachari

BLUE:
Aerryelle Parker
Joseph Lee - OUTSTANDING
Joshua Garcia
Lauren Kim – OUTSTANDING
Leah Korori
Noah Masliah
Rocio Rincon - OUTSTANDING
Tanya Vaughn - OUTSTANDING
Vladimir Pak – OUTSTANDING

BLUE STRIPE:
Harry Lake - OUTSTANDING
Jacob Zeiss
Josh Merhdad
Renata Levotman
Renee Spei – OUTSTANDING
Ryan Nikravesh – See Office
Yael Balakhane
Vladimir Pak

GREEN:
Afsaneh Safavi - OUTSTANDING
Brian Lee
Christina Campisano - OUTSTANDING
Crystal Miles
Jack Lue
Layla Chessman
Nima Nikravesh
Roy Vivat

GREEN DOUBLE STRIPE:
Brenden Gleeson - OUTSTANDING
Matthew Jefferson
Randy Lue

RED:
Ryan Abrishami

RED STRIPE:
Anna Gordon
Di Wu - OUTSTANDING
Dimos Papageorgas
Evan Bach

Congrats Tournament Winners!

Congrats to our students who competed on Saturday at the 16th Annual US Open tournament in Van Nuys. (We kicked booty!)

Afsaneh Safavi-3rd Forms
Asuka Wiener-2nd Forms
Brian Weinberg-1st Forms
Bryce McMullin-1st Judo Sweep, 1st Sword Fight
Cameron Ro-
Catherine Denton-3rd Judo
Crystal Miles-1st Sparring
Dimos Papageorgas-2nd Sparring
Ethan Esrawi-3rd Breaking
Evan Bach-1st Forms, 1st Sparring, 2nd Jumping Kick
Jacob Accard0-2nd Breaking, 3rd Judo Sweep
Harry Lake-1st Sparring
Henry Kraft-2nd Judo, 3rd Sword Fight
Hunter Isaacson-1st Breaking, 2nd Sword Fight
Jack Lue-2nd Sparring
Joseph Lee-1st Sparring
Layla Chessman-2nd Forms, 2nd Judo Sweep
Mateus Pare-1st Sparring, 1st Forms
Max Levotman-1st Breaking, 2nd Judo Sweep
Nick Seidenschur-2nd Sparring
Nicolas Ryu-1st Forms
Randy Lue-2nd Sparring
Ramiro Pare-1st Sparring, 1st Forms
Renata Levotman-1st Breaking, 2nd Forms
Renee Spei-1st Forms
Shayna Garcia-1st Sparring
Shriram Krishanamachari-2nd Sword Fight, 2nd Breaking
Taylor Wiemer-Forms
Valery Steinberg-1st Breaking
Yuval Meron-3rd Judo Sweep, 3rd Breaking

Thank you to the parents and family members who were patient throughout the day. We know it was a long day, so we appreciate your understanding.Our JCTKD Wilshire Demo team did a wonderful job and received 1st place in the demo competition!And Finally, A very Special Thanks to the Black belt referees and Judges who also came to represent Jun Chong TKD:
Steve Howison
Shawn Esrawi
Armen Safarian
Siaka Harding
Stephanie Trott
Elizabeth Oreck
Saeyoung Kim
Dexter Parker
Carolyn Oros
Richard Alonzo
Lance Gohl
Sam Ter Horst

Saturday, February 20, 2010

Fun Foto of the Week

This picture is so old, I have no idea what year it was. But apparently there were a lot of JCTKD winners cuz I found a lot of these pictures!
Here is young Jun Chong with his students who won a sparring match. The young stud on the right is none other than Mark Hicks!
If anyone knows the name of the other gentleman or the year this photo was taken, please email me!
If you have any good photos that you'd like to submit, email them to me at junchong411[at]gmail.com. Enjoy!

Monday, February 15, 2010

STUDENTS OF THE MONTH

Congratulations to our Students of the Month
Cameron Ro and Gwynn Lewis-Lawrence

Full Name: Cameron Ro
Education Level: 4th Grade

Belt Rank/Training since: Red I. I've been training since about 7 years old.


Q. Describe yourself in 3 words:
A. Smart, compassionate, happy.

Q. Name one thing you wish you knew before joining Tae Kwon Do:
A. How strict the Masters are and how much pressure there is at testing.

Q. Your biggest vice:
A. Fighting with my brother

Q. Your favorite food:
A. Pasta

Q. How has Tae Kwon Do changed you?
A. It has disciplined me, made me a better person, and taught me self defense.

Q. What is the most embarrassing thing that happened to you in Tae Kwon Do?
A. Getting knocked down twice in sparring on the same day.

Q. What are your hobbies?
A. Collecting legos and reading.

Q. What made you want to join Tae Kwon Do?
A. I wasn't eager but my brother did it so my parents asked me.

Q. What are you best at in Tae Kwon Do?
A. Breaking boards.

Q. Where do you see yourself in 5 years?
A. 14 years old, 9th grade and a black belt.


Full Name: Gwynn Lewis Lawrence
Occupation: Teacher, PhD

Belt Rank/Training since: Red I, November 7, 2006


Q. Describe yourself in 3 words:
A. I think therefore...

Q. Name one thing you wish you knew before joining Tae Kwon Do:
A. How awesome/hot Grand Master Chong is!

Q. Your biggest vice?
A. Fear

Q. Your favorite food?
A. Whipping cream

Q. How has Tae Kwon Do changed you?
A. I feel less dependent on "the kindness of strangers" (Blanche Dubois).

Q. What is the most embarrassing thing that happened to you in Tae Kwon Do?
A. ONE embarrassing thing? It is a torrent of embarrassment punctuated by a feeling of well-being at the end of each class.

Q. What are your hobbies?
A. Argentine Tango, piano, swimming.

Q. What made you want to join Tae Kwon Do?
A. Watching Grand Master Chong teach my son's class inspired me to want to try.

Q. What are you best at in Tae Kwon Do?
A. Enjoying friendships and "building a strong community."

Q. Where do you see yourself in 5 years?
A. Lovelier still as I continue training my mind, body, and soul with my teachers and friends at Jun Chong Tae Kwon Do.

Saturday, February 13, 2010

Fun Foto of the Week

This week's fun photo is of Grandmaster Jun Chong and the Rhee brothers, Simon and Phillip. The photo was taken at the Grand Opening of the original Santa Monica school in 1992.

If you have any good photos that you'd like to submit, email them to me at junchong411[at]gmail.com. Enjoy!

Saturday, February 6, 2010

Fun Foto of the Week

Check out these brothers!
Randy and Jack Lue began training at Jun Chong TKD many years ago when they were still teenagers! They returneds to classes last year and have been going strong ever since!
And look at all the medals they raked in at our 15th annual tournament in October 2009. Congrats!

If you have any good photos that you'd like to submit, email them to junchong411[at]gmail.com. Enjoy!

Monday, February 1, 2010

Testimonial from Black Belt Greg Williams

"The Path of Mastery"
A Testimonial by Master Greg Williams

The skill, activity or task you envision is something in which you are capable of operating at peak performance at any time; producing a sense of synchronicity - within and without - projecting a clarity of intention and ability with a profound expectation for achieving your desired outcome. Whether you are planning a family vacation, leading a staff meeting, performing open-heart surgery, or cultivating your garden, for that moment you are enveloped within sensations of inner harmony and complete control.
The degree of importance you attach to the mission determines the level of productive tension you must harness while, concurrently, eliminating non-productive tension - both mentally and physically. The affect of this essential balancing act is the nurture of an expanding consciousness for effectively dealing with whatever is immediately in front of you; in short, the elimination of fear. The by-product, over time, is Mastery...the humble self-assurance of knowing that one of two things will always happen: either your next step will be on solid ground or you will learn to fly! Either way, you will be just fine.