Sunday, March 21, 2010

The Korean Eagles Taekwondo Demo Team 2010 Summer Arizona Tour

Korean Eagles Taekwondo Demo Team
Arizona Phoenix Tour Summer 2010 
August 4-7
For over 10 years, John Nottingham's USA Martial Arts has hosted the Korean eagles in Arizona.  
The Eagles Return to USA Martial Arts Paradise Valley Phoenix this summer 2010 to perform at local schools, and give phoenicians an opportunity for training friendship, and cultural exchange.

CLICK HERE for a preview of the show on YouTube!

The Korean Eagle Team is Hosted by Master John Nottingham, The Black Belt Society, USA Martial Arts, and Nottingham Sword & Shield Security.

For over 10 years John Nottingham’s USA Martial Arts is the proud host of the Korean Eagle Taekwondo Demonstration Team from the Dondomoongu District in Seoul, South Korea.  

USA Martial Arts partnered with the Team to bring their exciting high flying action Taekwondo show to the valley.    

John Nottingham with Mayor Mary Manross at the Scottsdale USA Martial Arts 

The Eagle Team is one of Korea’s premier Martial Arts All-Black Belt Demonstration/Performance groups.  Headed by Grandmasters Jung Hwan Jin and Chang Joo Park, the Eagles travel the world dazzling their audiences with high flying kicks and amazing feats of board breaking.  The demonstration and show put on by these children, ages 6– 16,  is second to none!  

300-500 boards are broken at every show with high-flying action!  It was an amazing display of great talent, focus, discipline and concentration.  Taekwondo, an Olympic sport featured in the 2008 Beijing Games, is based on traditional Korean Martial Arts, and is one of the world’s most popular martial arts due to its organization, the benefits of confidence, fitness and focus and its trademark spectacular kicking techniques.   

On thier visit to Arizona, the Team was featured on KPHO Channel 5 News and KTVK Channel 3 News.   Mayor Mary Manross proclaimed the week of August 13 - August 19 2008 as official Korean Eagle Teakwondo Demonstration Team Week.  While here in the United States, the Korean Eagle Team has performed for thousands of children in public and private schools, at Shriner’s Childrens Hospitals, sporting events and for local Dignitaries and Officials.  Touring around the world, the Team has performed at Buckingham Palace and more.

USA Martial Arts is located in Paradise Valley - North Scottsdale area where the Eagle Team will perform for local school children and the community.  In addition, while visiting, the Team will be hosted by USA Martial Arts students and families so the Korean children can get a taste of life in the USA.  They visit local attractions, schools and points of interest in the Phoenix Paradise Valley Scottsdale area.

In 1998 and 2000 Master Nottingham lead a team of his students to Korea for a tour, training with the Eagle Team and cultural exchange.  The students had the opportunity to meet with the Mayor and several dignitaries of the Dongdemoongu District of Seoul and gained media attention, appearing on the local news.  There, Master Nottingham and USA Martial Arts was honored with recognition as an official sister school. 

In 2007, Master Nottingham and students returned to South Korea to attend the First Taekwondo World Culture Expo and Championship.  Master Nottingham’s students competed in the tournament and took home an impressive 6 Gold Medals.

This is the 8th time master Nottingham has hosted the Eagle team here in the United States.  Past performances have included schools in Arizona, Illinois, Utah, California, Washington, New Mexico and Texas.  Scottsdale Mayor Mary Manross attended the 2007 performance as part of the Grand Opening Celebration of Master John Nottingham’s USA Martial Arts of Scottsdale as well as 2008's charity show.  Representatives were also invited from the local police, fire and community departments. 


The Korean Eagle Martial Arts Seminars
John Nottingham's USA Martial Arts students had the opportunity to train with members of the Korean Eagle Demonstration Team.  The training was also opened to the public.  After seeing the team perform such high flying action stunts, board breaking and more, the students were excited at the chance to attend the Eagle Team training seminars.
On Saturday, August 16, 2008 - following the Charity Show, the Team Captains and Team Director, Grand Master Jin, conducted special kicking and nunchuck seminars, including tips on improving the student's martial arts skills. 

All participants were treated to an impromtu ice cream party and a fun photo and autograph session followed!


Past EAGLE TEAM SPONSORS John Nottingham's USA Martial Arts would like to thank the following business for their support of the Korean Eagle Taekwondo Demonstration Team and their positive message of "Kids Helping Kids" on their exciting visit to Arizona.
Call us at 602.896.8721 for more information on how you can support our charity efforts and have your company or your name listed on our website,
programs, and advertising.

Thanks to our past sponsors:
BKW Inc. James Weingard
Chop & Wok Restaurant
Zenergy Yoga
LaCaille Restaurant
Zion Bank
Ken's Trading, Golden Tiger
Chick-fil-a Restaurants
Edible Arrangements
FastSigns on Central
Claim Jumper Restaurant
Paradise Bakery
Rock Bottom Brewery
George & Sons Asian Cuisine
JK Sushi
YouTube video produced by Anthony Miles, 4th Wall TV&Film

Thank you:
The Korean Eagles Taekwondo Demo Team
Grandmasters Jung Hwan Jin and Chang Joo Park
Sean McLaughlin, Chief Meteorologist Channel 5 News
Grandmaster Richard Na
Masters Brett and Teresa Lechtenberg, Personal Mastery Martial Arts Utah
Shawn Bradley, former NBA pro
The Honorable Senator John McCain
The Honorable Senator John Kyl
The Honorable Mayor Mary Manross
Scottsdale Chamber of Commerce
City of Scottsdale
NAPMA National Association of Professional Martial Artists
Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community
Thanks to our Host Families for your support and dedication to making the Eagles' stay in Arizona a fun and memorable experience!
Call us at 602.896.8721 for more information

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