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Another Six Years of Success! Young Forest Martial Arts Anniversary Party

This weekend we celebrated our sixth year anniversary. We have come a long way in these short six years; we have grown and expanded in size and more importantly, we have built long-time relationships with our students and families (many who have been with us the whole six years). One of our objectives has always been to build lasting relationships with our students and their families, as well as encourage …Read More

Thanks to Everyone Who Supported Our Tornado Relief Drive

One of our parents took it upon herself to organize a tornado relief drive for one of the other communities affected by the recent tornadoes. Jessica Ann Smith wrote up the posts and notices, collected some of the donations herself, and delivered them to the appropriate organizations. Though she gives us (Young Forest Martial Arts and Blue Lantern Tea) a lot of credit, all we really did was provide a …Read More

Sole Student Represents at Lion’s Karate Tournament

This past Saturday we had another brave student go it alone. Anthony Jessup, a mere white sash (second rank), faced down whole schools alone as sole representative of Young Forest Martial Arts. And like a true Young Forest Martial Arts Warrior he represented well. Aside from his aforementioned bravery, Jessup had a great attitude and showed good sportsmanship. As you can see from the pictures his efforts paid off! Thank …Read More

The Prestigious Annual Young Forest Martial Arts In-School Tournament

Many o’ brave student met on the sacred field of battle (i.e. the Young Forest Martial Arts training mats) to stake their claim as top student of their class (age/size/rank). As to be expected from Young Forest Martial Arts students the competition was fierce! Just like any Warrior defending home turf (or any sibling vs. sibling scenario), these students fought with a ’till death’ heart. And though there can be …Read More

Against All Odds | Young Forest Martial Arts Does Trash Bash 2019

Missing the registration deadline, scheduling conflicts, and bad weather couldn’t stop members (and their families) of Young Forest Martial Arts from Trash Bash 2019. And though we were unable to do Trash Bash on the required weekend, we still went out and did our duty! Having so many students and families volunteer and covering so much ground, we removed over thirty bags of trash from our county roads! We love …Read More

No Rest For The Weary | Academic Achievers of Young Forest Martial Arts

The third quarter of the school year can be difficult for many students – the school year starts to seem long, the weather is breaking and people want to be outside, students (and teachers) start to feel ‘burnt out’… and grades can reflect that. But not for students of Young Forest Martial Arts! Nearly all of our active children are in our Academic Achiever program and those who have been …Read More

Young Forest Martial Arts at the Den of the Tiger Youth Tournament

We had several Young Forest Martial Arts students attend the annual Den of the Tiger Henry Fought Memorial Youth Tournament. Our students had a lot of fun! The schools and competitors that attended are great people and have exceptional sportsmanship! Not only did our students do well, more importantly I got a lot of complements on their behavior, sportsmanship, and skill! That is more important to us than any medal …Read More

Young Forest Martial Arts at the Battle of Champions

We had a few students get their feet wet at the Lion’s Karate Battle of Champions this past Saturday. Lion’s Karate hosts great tournaments. Our aspiring young competitors had a great experience and are eager for the next tournament! Good job students! And good job to all the other competitors. As always with Lion’s Karate tournaments, the competition was stiff and the sportsmanship was outstanding! Thank you Sensei Steve Hanford …Read More