Martial Arts America Tournament on Oct. 29th 2016

posted by Kendall Bailey   [ updated ]

To be held at Faith Baptist college.  See the tournament information here:


Self-Defense seminar at Gray's Lake on Sept. 17 at 2:30pm

posted Aug 10, 2016, 11:16 AM by Kendall Bailey   [ updated Aug 10, 2016, 11:17 AM ]

We have been asked to give a self-defense seminar for one of the Drake University social sororities and a fraternity.  They have reserved a shelter at Gray's Lake that overlooks the boat rental area for the seminar, which is scheduled for 2:30pm, September 17.

They may have 80 - 100 participants so we will need all the help we can get!

This will be an excellent opportunity to work with our community!  Please consider attending.

Pil Sung,
Ms. Bailey

Black Belt Seminar September 24th

posted Jul 21, 2016, 1:21 PM by Kendall Bailey   [ updated Jul 21, 2016, 1:22 PM ]

Martial arts America and TRMA are co- sponsoring a seminar on September 24th, 2016 from 10-4pm . Grandmaster Jung and his black belts will be there as well. A light lunch will be served. At the seminar we will be reviewing new and old forms, advanced falling, self defense and other martial arts topics . I plan to see many of our BB's there. We need to have a good representation at the event. The location is at Capitol city church at 5990 NE 14th street, DM , Iowa, 50313 .
In fact I will enlist the help of BB's to help teach certain forms at the seminar.

Master Gonzalez

GM Jung's Taekwondo History Room Grand Opening June 18 - needs TRMA branch lineage information

posted Jun 10, 2016, 11:50 AM by Kendall Bailey   [ updated Jun 10, 2016, 12:03 PM ]

Master Gonzalez received a request from Grand Master Jung and needs our help.  We are asked to document, for each branch, the name of the instructor who started the branch and the history of instructors who later taught at each branch.  All that is needed are the names.

GM Jung is having a grand opening of his Tae Kwon Do History Room, and this lineage information is requested to be included in for the June 18th opening.

Please send information to Master Gonzalez.

Pil Sung.

Master Gonzalez teaching Tae Baek

posted Jun 7, 2016, 11:42 AM by Kendall Bailey   [ updated Jun 7, 2016, 11:48 AM ]

Master Gonzalez will be at the Hub starting at 5pm this Friday, June 10th, to teach all 3rd dans and above Tae Baek form. This is a WTF 3rd dan form .

2016 Pil Sung Tournament Photos

posted May 23, 2016, 8:43 AM by Kendall Bailey   [ updated May 24, 2016, 6:45 PM ]

Links to photo albums, or individual photos you'd like added to our public album can be sent to info@trma.us.  We also have a permanent page dedicated to TRMA photo albums.

Shutterfly album, photos by Joe Solem.

Pil Sung 2016 album

Pil Sung Tournament - call for volunteers!

posted May 9, 2016, 8:31 AM by Kendall Bailey   [ updated May 9, 2016, 8:39 AM ]

We need your help with the tournament!!!
  1. We need Brown and black belts to help load up supplies from the Hub on Friday evening (5-13-16) to bring over to the tournament on Saturday morning at 8am.
  2. We need black belts and adults to help run the tournament on SATURDAY May 14th at Valley Southwoods.
Black belts: please let one of the tournament directors (Master Gonzalez, Master Siever or Ms. Bailey) know when and how you can help.

Other adult volunteers: please let an instructor know when and how you can help so they can pass it on to the tournament directors.

Black Belt Youth Group on May 7th

posted May 4, 2016, 11:21 AM by Kendall Bailey   [ updated May 4, 2016, 11:22 AM ]

May 7th, 1pm at the Hub.  All brown belt youth are invited.  Social time at CiCi's pizza afterwards.

CelebrAsian Demo on May 28

posted May 2, 2016, 8:57 AM by Kendall Bailey   [ updated May 2, 2016, 9:05 AM ]

Our CelebrAsian demo time on the main stage is from 1:30 to 1:45, May 28th. I am suggesting that we meet by 1 pm in the main stage area. I'll have more specific information on the meeting place as we get closer to May 28th. As I read this email, I believe 'liability waivers' will be provided the day of the event. I'll have copies available as well. I hope a lot of our students can participate in this demo because its on the main stage.

At this time, I do not believe we'll be having a demo at a later time slot.  If you have any questions, let me know.

I'll be sending along further information as it becomes available. 

Pil Sung!
Master Netsch

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Cavan, E. (Erick)
Date: Fri, Mar 18, 2016 at 11:51 AM
Subject: CelebrAsian 2016 Martial Arts Performances May 27th-28th

Hello All,

Thanks again for your patience as I gather more information for this event.

I am excited to announce that we have been given a prime time slot for our Saturday performance lasting an entire hour!

Please note that as we near the event date, the below information will become more concrete but I will try my best to make any accommodations for your school.

Event:   CelebrAsian 2016 (Theme: Lighting the Way)

                Martial Arts Theme: Enlightenment Through Martial Arts or The Evolution of Martial Arts

Date:     Friday May 27th 2:15pm-2:45pm main stage only

Saturday May 28th 11am-8pm school demonstrations, 1pm-2pm main stage, Muay Thai match and FXB demo is still TBD

Location:  Western Gateway Park Downtown (Our Martial Arts location is TBD)

Here are the schools I have slotted for the Friday and Saturday Main Stage performances:




Friday 5/27








Saturday 5/28

Eagle Claw Kung Fu

Raccoon Valley Kendo




New Location and Schedule for Indianola Branch

posted Apr 24, 2016, 5:43 PM by Kendall Bailey   [ updated Apr 24, 2016, 5:45 PM ]

Indianola Branch



We will begin practicing in the Whittier Elementary Gym.

Class Schedule:

  • Monday- Beginners @ 6 pm/Advanced @ 7 pm

  • Wednesday- Colored Belts @ 6 pm/Adults @ 7 pm

  • Thursday- Beginners @ 6 pm/Advanced @ 7 pm


  • Take J Street north off of highway 92 (By Tim McConnell Photography).

  • Go left on W. Boston Avenue up hill

  • Turn left into parking lot on north side of Whittier Elementary

  • After parking, go in north door and straight down hallway to gym


Contact Master Roger Netsch at 515-249-1947

or email him at Roger.Netsch@trma.us

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