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Thanksgiving Break - No Classes! Wed Nov 27th - Fri 29th Happy Thanksgiving!
Sr. GrandMaster S.H. Yu Martial Arts is a proud sponsor of the Annual North Avenue Business District Food Drive to benefit local food pantries……Giving is Receiving!  Show your NinjaLove by bringing in a pantry item or two to share with our neighbors in need.
Pilates for Martial Artists with Miss Cameron – end of Fall Session Spring Session will begin again in February!
FOUNDER’S DAY!!!  Happy Birthday GrandMaster Yu!  Games, Korean Treats and NinjaLove as we gather to Welcome a Healthy Year Ahead!
Post-Thanksgiving Class!!! Join us for Saturday Class at 9am to launch a Healthy Holiday Season!
Children’s Test – No Classes today! 9am       Black Belts 11am     White/Yellow/Orange Belts 1:30pm All Other Color Belts
Adult & Teen Test at 12Noon after Morning Classes
Belt Ceremony and Essay Presentation We will embrace new 1st Dan, 2nd Dan, and 4th Dan BlackBelts! 5pm: Children 6:30pm: Adults
Winter Break – No Classes Mon Dec 23 - Sat Dec 28
Asian New Year’s Traditions through Martial Arts History Thu Jan 2, Fri Jan 3 9am – 12Noon $165/both days or $95/day Click here for additional information
Tue Dec 31 & Wed Jan 1
Winter Training Mini-Camps with GrandMasterYu Airborne Kicks  12Noon-2:15pm $110/day or $210/both days  - advance registration Artistic Weaponry presenting the TwinSticks & Nunchauka    2:30-4:45pm $120/day or $230/both days – advance registration Join us for Regular Evening Classes  on Thursday Jan 2 and Friday Jan 3. Click here for additional information
Celebrate the new Lunar Year of the Horse! Children ages 5-12 will enjoy an afternoon of Martial Arts creative movement, visual arts, language arts, and culture.  Master Yu Ninja Camps offer martial arts conditioning and foundation building, focusing on muscle activation for skill success, and create practical mind/body connections through traditional martial arts games, imagery using animals & nature (the true inspiration of all martial arts moves!) All Materials Included!  Bring: Your Tiger Mind, A Box Lunch and Your signed registration form Our visual arts project for this camp embraces the seasonal celebration of the coming of the Light, as the lunar cycle moves into springtime.  Lifting a lit Lantern symbolizes our dreams, hopes and wishes, lighting the sky, and lifting our thoughts to higher possibilities!  Using group discussions, interactions with ninja friends, and movement in camp, children use their imagination to design and paint their own lantern. Register Now, and join us for all or part of your day off!
Excellent conditioning for intermediate and advanced students of all ages. Learn the basic training and skills needed to launch your kicks airborne.  Advanced kicks from GrandMaster Yu’s repertoire include Jump Sidekick (single & double), Double Jump Front Kick, Scissors Kick, Jump Wheelkick, Spinning Jump Wheelkick.  A rigorous but super fun “bootcamp” style workshop includes conditioning to increase the student’s airborne capacity!  You will see and feel your technique improve before your eyes!  Added to this workshop are sparring steps & kicks for successful use during sparring matches. Register Now, and join us for all or part of your day off!
This is a great foundation in martial arts weaponry, practiced with honor, grace and purpose – you will experience the simplicity, joy of movement, and all-around practicality of this mentally & physically engaging workshop – you embrace improved focus, confidence, and grip, in using the weaponry to extend the perimeter of your training area. A dynamic workshop that gives the serious martial artist an entry into the world of Artistic Weaponry:  GrandMaster Yu guides you using the E Dan (Twin Sticks) and Nunchauka: making self defense with accessible objects possible, while also learning coordination of blocks and strikes, weapons carriage, and historical background of weaponry training, including a discussion of the honorable practice of artistic weaponry for defense and healthy mental/physical conditioning.  As with all of our workshops, GrandMaster Yu will meet each student at their own level: beginner, intermediate, or advanced, and build on the existing skills from previous workshops.  Self-defense techniques, forms, and working with a partner all combine to improve coordination, attention, and well-being – plus it is SUPER FUN!  Challenge yourself! Register by return, phone, or stop in!  We hope you can join us for part of your day off!  
Stretching for Spring! We're getting set for our Promotion Test on 3/8/14: The Saturday class rocks an Active Warmup sequence to create strong, long, lean, healthy martial artist's muscles. Flexibility in your body/mind creates a physical/mental "safe space" to successfully manage and rise above obstacles, bullies, and other unwanted challenges. Come and practice with us....it really works!  
Dedicated adult and teen students display the skills they have been practicing and perfecting over the long winter. A day of achievement and challenge, as students combine physical and mental conditioning to propel them into their next level of martial arts mastery. A quarterly Open House event, open to students, family, friends and neighbors of Sr. GrandMaster S.H. Yu Martial Arts.
The dojhang will be on Spring Break the week of Monday March 24 - Saturday March 29, 2014. Classes resume on Monday, March 31st.
Join us for our quarterly essay presentation, on a topic to be assigned on test day, relating to our martial arts practice and good citizenship. We proudly welcome Ada-Louise as a 1st Dan Black Belt to our Black Belt Club! Hear students present their thoughts through written and pictorial essays, as they earn their promotion to their next rank belt.  It is a quarterly highlight at the Dojhang, and a day to share in the growth and achievement of students of all ages. Children's Ceremony                  5:00pm-6:30pm Adult/Teen Ceremony                6:30pm-7:30pm No classes this day, instead, c'mon over and share the NinjaLove & Pride! Essay Question: "Create Your Own Essay Question" Choose a topic relating to your martial arts practice - perhaps a success, challenge, fun story, anything that speaks to your heart!  Hand write, in 1 paragraph (a few sentences) and/or draw a picture to convey your thoughts.  Enjoy preparing your essay .... we can't wait to hear and see your presentation!
Lessons and Classes Resume. Check out our Summer Camp lineup - sign-up today! Springtime to Summer is Alumni callback time - calling out to all Master Yu alumni students, instructors, friends and families.  Return to your practice, and receive a re-sign bonus - come back to pursue your passion for martial arts mastery!
Celebrate Mother's Day with Master Wilson in this special Saturday edition of Ninja Camp. Activities include martial arts conditioning games, kicking countdown, stories, snacks, and our special visual arts project:  Handmade Mother's Day cards for our Moms, GrandMoms, LikeMoms.  One of our most popular ninja camps, and of course, we know why.........because it's all about MOM!!!  Show your NinjaLove and happiness:  Invite a friend to join you, cuz this camp is great for beginners, and all levels of ninjas! Register Now — Click Here for Registration Form
Our week-long Ninja Camp will build conditioning throughout the week, improving agility, strength and awareness through strategic movement games, drills and challenges. NinjaCamp curriculum also brings in the history, culture and customs of martial arts practice through stories, seasonal celebrations, art projects, and food tastings. This camp will present the history and significance of kite flying in martial arts historical practice.  GrandMaster Yu and Master Wilson guide the children in creating and flying their own Asian Kite. Quality martial arts programming with purpose -- A great way to Launch into Summer! Register Now — Click Here for Registration Form
Our NinjaCamp focus for this week before school, "the last-blast-of-summer" will be to involve the children in reviewing their success & experiences, and guide them in creating goals and dreaming dreams for their future success, both in their martial arts practice, and in the academic year ahead.  Our visual arts projects will challenge students to create their new and different training journal, as a means to document for themselves in words, pictures, and rhyme. Register Now — Click Here for Registration Form
Yayyyy!!! Summer is Advancing, and So are You! Advance your Rank!  The time is now. Students of every level in the Children's program have been studying, conditioning and practicing well for their Spring Promotion Test. Check-out the time adjustment - let's try something new! Test Times: 9:00am      NEW TIME! Current Beginner Belt Levels:White, Yellow-Stripe, Yellow and Orange 11:00am      NEW TIME! Black Belts including Junior Black Belts 1:30pm        Current Intermediate and Advanced Color Belts:Blue Belt and above
5:00-6:30 pm Children 6:30-7:30 pm Teen & Adult
Join us for family fun in the sun as we meet, greet and share demos and stories with friends in the community.  A great way for you to expand, share or begin your martial arts practice.
Learn the Twin Sticks and Nunchauka – Build your confidence! A great foundation in martial arts weaponry – you will experience the simplicity, joy of movement, and all-around practicality of this mentally & physically engaging workshop – you embrace improved focus, confidence, and grip, in using the weaponry to extend the perimeter of your training area. This is a dynamic workshop that gives the serious martial artist an entry into the world of Artistic Weaponry.  GrandMaster Yu guides you using the E Dan (Twin Sticks) and Nunchauka: making self defense with accessible objects possible, while also learning coordination of blocks and strikes, weapons carriage, and historical background of weaponry training.  As with all of our workshops, GrandMaster Yu will meet each student at their own level: beginner, intermediate, or advanced, and build on the existing skills from previous workshops.  Self defense techniques, forms, and working with a partner all combine to improve coordination, attention, and well-being – plus it is SUPER FUN!  Challenge yourself! Monday through Friday, June 16-20 and Aug 4-8, 2014; 2:15-4:30pm Tuition: $425/week or $110/day (experienced students only)…$40 materials fee for new weaponry students Register Now —Click Here for Registration Form
Learn the Twin Sticks and Nunchauka – Build your confidence! A great foundation in martial arts weaponry – you will experience the simplicity, joy of movement, and all-around practicality of this mentally & physically engaging workshop – you embrace improved focus, confidence, and grip, in using the weaponry to extend the perimeter of your training area. This is a dynamic workshop that gives the serious martial artist an entry into the world of Artistic Weaponry.  GrandMaster Yu guides you using the E Dan (Twin Sticks) and Nunchauka: making self defense with accessible objects possible, while also learning coordination of blocks and strikes, weapons carriage, and historical background of weaponry training.  As with all of our workshops, GrandMaster Yu will meet each student at their own level: beginner, intermediate, or advanced, and build on the existing skills from previous workshops.  Self defense techniques, forms, and working with a partner all combine to improve coordination, attention, and well-being – plus it is SUPER FUN!  Challenge yourself!   Monday through Friday, June 16-20 and Aug 4-8, 2014; 2:15-4:30pm Tuition: $425/week or $110/day (experienced students only)…$40 materials fee for new weaponry students Register Now — Click Here for Registration Form
Learn the basic training and skills needed to launch your kicks airborne.  Advanced kicks from GrandMaster Yu’s repertoire include Jump Sidekick (single & double), Double Jump Front Kick, Scissors Kick, Jump Wheelkick, Spinning Jump Wheelkick.  A rigorous but super fun “bootcamp” style workshop includes conditioning drills and games to increase the student’s airborne capacity!  You will see and feel your technique improve before your eyes! Click Here for Registration Form
The Essay Question for our Fall 2014 promotion is: "Write out your student Creed: choose one of the tenets of the creed that calls out to you for attention. Write about this." Check out the Essay Preparation Guidelines at www.Master-SH-Yu.com/FAQs Children's Ceremony: 5pm Adults & Teens: 6:30 or Immediately following the children's ceremony.
Adult and Teen students test their mastery of the new skills they have learned, practiced and embraced over the last quarter.  No longer beginners, our fantastic group of white belt students will elevate their rank, along with middle, advanced, and 1st through 4th Dan Black Belts.  The Community is invited to watch all or part of this great Friday Evening (Martial) Art Fest!
Camps and Workshops all Day!  No Children's Classes on Columbus Day - Adult/Teen Class begins at 7:10pm per schedule. Download Registration Form
Join the Fun for our Annual Mask Festival!!! Children and Youth age 5-12. A great conditioning camp for all levels, we present traditional martial arts games, kicking skills, historical background, stories, legends and a visual art project to bring our martial arts practice to LIFE! We will discover the variety of Asian masks, and use our imagination to create our own mask. Tuition includes all materials. $95 Download Registration Form
Kicks Conditioning & Sparring Skills with GrandMaster Yu 2:15-4:30pm – Appropriate for all ages, bluebelt & above (lower rank with instructor clearance) Gain speed, range and agility as you learn practical, effective kicks and blocking combinations to successfully defend yourself and gain advantage over any opponent or obstacle. $105
TwinSticks & Nunchauka Training with GrandMaster Yu  A great foundation in martial arts weaponry – you will experience the simplicity, joy of movement, and all-around practicality of this mentally & physically engaging workshop – you embrace improved focus, confidence, and grip, in using the weaponry to extend the perimeter of your training area. This is a dynamic workshop that gives the serious martial artist an entry into the world of Artistic Weaponry. GrandMaster Yu guides you using the E Dan (Twin Sticks) and Nunchauka: making self defense with accessible objects possible, while also learning coordination of blocks and strikes, weapons carriage, and historical background of weaponry training.  As with all of our workshops, GrandMaster Yu will meet each student at their own level: beginner, intermediate, or advanced, and build on the existing skills from previous workshops.  Self defense techniques, forms, and working with a partner all combine to improve coordination, attention, and well-being – plus it is SUPER FUN!  Challenge yourself!
No Class Saturday October 25, 2014. We will be celebrating one of our own!  See you on Monday!
Are you ready for this year's 30-day challenge? C'mon over to the Dojhang for Trick-or-Treat on Halloween, and get in the know! Bring your friends, and find out this year's 30-day challenge - you will grow stronger, gain flexibility, and your friends can participate, too!  Everyone who participates in the challenge will be entered in our drawing for prizes, including gift cards, classes, martial arts themed books and more! Wear your costume, show your creativity, and join the fun!
Winter Testing Schedule 8:45 AM       Children: BlackBelts 10:30AM       Children: Beginners - White/Yellow-Stripe/Yellow/Orange Belts 1:30PM          Children: Color Belts AND Teen / Adult Students   Please register for testing a minimum of 1 day prior to test date.  Registration available at the Dojhang. We are looking forward to another show of EXCELLENCE!!
Happy Thanksgiving to all our Students and Friends! We are thankful to be a part of your amazing lives, and that you have chosen to share the martial artist's way with us.  We wish everyone a peaceful and joyous holiday. The dojhang will be on Thanksgiving Holiday Break from Wednesday November 26-Saturday November 29th. We look forward to seeing everyone back in class on Monday, December 1st!
Shhhh!  It's a surprise! Birthday Cake after class today for our Beloved Teacher, GrandMaster Yu, as we celebrate his Birthday together! Alumni, Friends and Students.....c'mon over to celebrate with us from Oak Park, River Forest, Elmwood Park, Berwyn, Riverside, Forest Park, Chicago, River Grove, or wherever you are!
You've learned and mastered (ok, maybe not mastered but embraced, absorbed and become familiar with!) a whole new set of techniques.....now it's time to Prepare and Present your essay, and Promote to your new rank! Our young Junior Instructor ChenChen proposes this question for your reflection and creative writing/drawing: "Why must we, as martial artists, maintain our martial arts spirit both inside and out of the dojhang?" We hope you can ALL plan to join us for this festive event!  You can find the essay preparation guidelines at www.Master-SH-Yu.com/FAQs.  To all our expressive thinkers:  please note, no more than 2 paragraphs!  We could stay all night listening, really! ..... but some of the other parents and students have other plans:-) Come prepared to present and Promote!  See you on Friday! Children     5-6:30pm Teen/Adult  6:30 (or immediately following children's ceremony)
Happy Holidays!  Peace, Joy, Health and Ninja Love to ALL!  No Classes Monday Dec 22 through Friday Dec 26th. Check out our camp schedule for 12/29&30 and Jan 2!
Holiday Greetings from the Dojhang to all of our Beloved BlackBelts!
Planning for your Winter Break enrichment, GrandMaster Yu will teach a BlackBelt Only Bootcamp.  The program  includes detailed instruction, adjustments, and enhancements of all Black Belt skills, and will offer hands on, workshop-style instruction in practical self-defense and black belt forms.
Utilizing partner and small-group practice, students will gain increased understanding and technique in skill execution, promoting confident use of skills; realistic role-play of defense situations will be presented.
Enrollment for one or two days - minimum 10 students. Monday & Tuesday, 12/29 & 30, 2:15-4:30pm both days.
Winter Ninja Camp – Dec 29&30, 2014 “New Beginnings: Success, Happiness, Focus & Fun! Chart your Course for the NEW YEAR!! 2 Days: Mon/Tue Dec 29/30: 10am-2pm. Plan for your success and fun with your martial arts practice in the coming year! Enjoy traditional martial arts games, conditioning, legends, stories, a visual art project, tastings and more! Learn about the characters and culture of martial arts in this fun, active, creative camp. A great martial arts immersion experience for students of all levels, and for students who are new to martial arts.
We have been working hard all winter, and now it's time to progress and promote! Welcome to our Dojhang!  We invite visitors to all or part of our testing day to see our amazing students succeed and advance! Testing Schedule: 8:45am: BlackBelts Arrive & Warmup 9:00am: Black Belt Test 10:45am: Beginner Belts Arrival Time - Current White/Yellow-Stripe/Yellow/Orange Belts 1:00pm: End of Morning Tests 1:30pm: Intermediate & Advanced Color Belt Test  
The community is invited to this afternoon of Martial Arts Excellence.  If you are intrigued, interested, attracted to real martial arts, this is the place to be.  Family, Students, and Visitors Welcome!
Happy Spring!! Join us for this inspiring evening as we listen to students present their essays and congratulate them as they receive their promotion!  All are welcome! This evening we will welcome 12 New 1stDan Black Belts, and 1 New 2ndDan Black Belt! Congratulations to ALL!!! We are incredibly proud of you all, and thankful to the parents and families who's support makes it all possible. Chidren's Essay Question, ages 5-12, submitted by Sophie Ho, age 6:  "How does the Creed make you be a martial artist?" Teen/Adult Essay Question, ages 13+: “Why do we keep etiquette (ie, a code of conduct) between teacher / student / rank, and in doing so, discipline our self?” Children's Ceremony at 5pm; Adult/Teen Ceremony at 6:30 or immediately following the children.
10am - 2pm, $100
Friday Jan 16th and February 16th. $120/day or save $40 and pay only $200 for both days The program  includes detailed instruction, adjustments, and enhancements of all Black Belt skills, and will offer hands on, workshop-style instruction in practical self-defense and black belt forms. Utilizing partner and small-group practice, students will gain increased understanding and technique in skill execution, promoting confident use of skills; realistic role-play of defense situations will be presented.
2:15pm - 4:30pm ; $115
4:45pm - 7pm; $125
GrandMaster Yu guides you using the E Dan (Twin Sticks) and Nunchauka: making self-defense with accessible objects possible, while also learning coordination of blocks and strikes, weapons carriage, and historical background of weaponry training. 2:30pm - 4:45pm; $125
Community open-house and Testing Today! Test Schedule: Children BlackBelts: 8:45am arrival for test beginning at 9:00am Children BeginnerBelts: 10:45am arrival, current White/Yellow/Orange Belts Children Intermediate & Advanced Color Belts: 1:30pm Test  
Essay Presentation and Belt Ceremony Your Essay Question: Children:   "How can we overcome our fear of making a mistake?" Or, for Adults and Teens, "How can we overcome our fear of failure?" We are looking forward to hearing and seeing everyone's presentation, and your new belt!  Check out the Essay Preparation Guidelines in our FAQ section for more details. Children's Promotion Ceremony:  5-6:30pm Adult/Teen Promotion Ceremony:  6:30-7:30pm  
Community open-house and Testing Today! Test Schedule: Children BlackBelts: 8:45am arrival for test beginning at 9:00am; Children BeginnerBelts: 10:45am arrival, current White/Yellow/Orange Belts; Children Intermediate & Advanced Color Belts: 1:30pm Test
Essay Presentation and Belt Ceremony: Essay Question to be announced by September 14th. Children’s Promotion Ceremony:  5-6:30pm Adult/Teen Promotion Ceremony:  6:30-7:30pm
Community open-house and Testing Today! Test Schedule: Children BlackBelts: 8:45am arrival for test beginning at 9:00am; Children BeginnerBelts: 11am arrival, current White/Yellow/Orange Belts; Children Intermediate & Advanced Color Belts: 1:30pm Test
You have been steadily learning, dedicating, practicing, disciplining and preparing for your advancement! We  look forward to an excellence-filled afternoon: your progress and success is what it's all about! Community Open House welcome to our Neighbors, Family, and Friends here to support and see true martial arts right here in our neighborhood. Join us for all or part of the afternoon!  
Congratulations to all the students in the Children's Program who successfully completed their test.  We love seeing your progress! Essay Presentation and Belt Ceremony: Essay Question is on the Blog! Children’s Promotion Ceremony:  5-6:30pm Adult/Teen Promotion Ceremony upcoming after Winter Break on Monday January 4th, 2016 before or after class.
Light up your Skills this President’s Day!  NinjaLove and NinjaPower are in the air this week as we get set for our day of Camps and Special Training on Monday, February 16th.  Welcome the Year of the Ram, a year of Peace, Quiet Strength and Prosperity! Children ages 5-12 will enjoy an afternoon of Martial Arts creative movement, visual arts, language arts, and culture.  Master Yu Ninja Camps offer martial arts conditioning and foundation building, focusing on muscle activation for skill success, and create practical mind/body connections through traditional martial arts games, imagery using animals & nature (the true inspiration of all martial arts moves!) All Materials Included!  Bring: Your Tiger Mind, A Box Lunch and Your signed registration form. Our visual arts project for this camp embraces the seasonal celebration of the coming of the Light, as the lunar cycle moves into springtime.  Lifting a lit Lantern symbolizes our dreams, hopes and wishes, lighting the sky, and lifting our thoughts to higher possibilities!  Using group discussions, interactions with ninja friends, and movement in camp, children use their imagination to design and paint their own lantern. Register Now, and join us for all or part of your day off!
Special Saturday Edition of NinjaCamp returns as we celebrate Mom! Come over for this fun afternoon, as we kick up a storm of goodness, and create a handmade, pop-up Mother's Day Card for Mom's special day (coming up the following weekend!). Martial Arts Conditioning rolls into a creative card-making session, including a special origami, pop-up feature for the ambitious card designers! NinjaCamp is suitable for all children, all levels, ages 5-12.  A great, introductory martial arts experience!  Call 708-383-3456 to register, or email MasterWilson@Master-SH-Yu.com.  
Excellent conditioning for intermediate and advanced students of all ages. Learn the basic training and skills needed to launch your kicks airborne.  Advanced kicks from GrandMaster Yu’s repertoire include Jump Sidekick (single & double), Double Jump Front Kick, Scissors Kick, Jump Wheelkick, Spinning Jump Wheelkick.  A rigorous but super fun “bootcamp” style workshop includes conditioning to increase the student’s airborne capacity!  You will see and feel your technique improve before your eyes!  Added to this workshop are sparring steps & kicks for successful use during sparring matches. Register Now, and join us for all or part of your day off!
The program  includes detailed instruction, adjustments, and enhancements of all Black Belt skills, and will offer hands on, workshop-style instruction in practical self-defense and black belt forms. Utilizing partner and small-group practice, students will gain increased understanding and technique in skill execution, promoting confident use of skills; realistic role-play of defense situations will be presented.  A Monthly Master Class offered exclusively for BlackBelt students and instructors of all ages.
Enjoy the Snow! Be Safe! Follow the 3A's: Alert, Aware, Attentive, and see you tomorrow!
Enjoy your Spring Break! No Classes starting Saturday, March 28 through Saturday, April 4, 2015.  We will see you back on the mat on Monday, April 6th!
Spring is Here............time to GROW!!  See you in class today!
Attention River Forest students and anyone who is lucky enough to have this day off........help us say bye-bye to Winter as we gather for a day of Martial Arts Conditioning, games, kicking challenges, forms practice, stories and origami!  Yay for NinjaCamp! Think Spring! Camp is 10am-2pm; Tuition $95 includes all supplies; bring a healthy box lunch! Registration is due by Saturday, Feb 28th.
Ninja Camp - Last Blast of Summer! Monday through Friday, 10am-2pm daily
Discover Martial Arts Moves in Animals & Nature! Monday through Friday, 10am-2pm daily.
Taught by GrandMaster Yu Monday through Friday, 2:15-4:30pm daily.
Taught by GrandMaster Yu - this comprehensive 5-day training gives you the conditioning and foundation you need to execute the amazing jumping, flying, and airborne kicks! This Camp fills quickly!! Register early! Monday through Friday, 2:15-4:30pm.
Annual Mask Festival – Children and Youth age 5-12.  A great conditioning camp for all levels, we present traditional martial arts games, kicking skills, historical background, stories, legends and a visual art project to bring our martial arts practice to LIFE!  We will discover and explore the variety of Asian masks, and create our own mask using feathers, beads, glitter and/or decoupage.  Join us to bring the Ninja of your Dreams to LIFE!!
Join GrandMaster Yu for a skill-building Adventure!! Appropriate for all ages, bluebelt & above (lower rank with instructor clearance) Gain speed, range and agility as you learn practical, effective kicks and blocking combinations to successfully defend yourself and gain advantage over any opponent or obstacle.
This is a dynamic workshop that gives the serious martial artist an entry into the world of Artistic Weaponry.  Our One-Day Weaponry Workshop prerequisite is for students who have previously taken our weaponry camps for 5-days or more. GrandMaster Yu guides you using the E Dan (Twin Sticks) and Nunchauka: making self defense with accessible objects possible, while also learning coordination of blocks and strikes, weapons carriage, and historical background of weaponry training.  As with all of our workshops, GrandMaster Yu will meet each student at their own level: beginner, intermediate, or advanced, and build on the existing skills from previous workshops.  Self defense techniques, forms, and working with a partner all combine to improve coordination, attention, and well-being – plus it is SUPER FUN!  Challenge yourself!
Welcome Back to Class!  Congratulations on completing your testing requirements!  Due to winter holidays and test scheduling, we will have our adult promotion ceremony either before or after class throughout this week.  Don't worry!  If you're traveling, we will look forward to your promotion on your return!  Ready for a New Start in your Martial Arts Oak Park journey!
No Classes Wednesday November 25 through Saturday November 28th. We are so thankful for all of you!  We have the BEST of the Best students, families, parents, grandparents, nannies, and supporters!  You are all Awesome!  We NinjaLove You!
Experience the customs, culture, conditioning and traditional games of Martial Arts practice! A great camp for all levels of Martial Artists, children 5-12. Our Theme is, "New Beginnings: Success, Happiness, Focus & Fun!" Chart your course for the New Year, as we make our own calendar and archive important goals for our practice and success. 3 Days, 10am-2pm daily.  Phone or message us for more info!
One-on-One Skill Development with GrandMaster Yu. A Hands-on Training Clinic in practical self-defense, black belt forms, martial arts history & advanced conditioning.  Increase and promote confident skill execution and realistic role-play in defense situations. Day 1 & 2 Training Clinic; Day 3 Optional Championship to Honor All BlackBelt participants and GrandChampion: minimum 10 students, maximum 20.  Register early!
Hope to see everyone in Saturday Class!  A Fresh Start, our Annual New Year's Class!  
No Classes today! Enjoy your Holiday!
Our Annual Celebration of Kicking and Card-making! A special Saturday Edition of NinjaCamp, Martial Arts Camp for children 5-12. Camp Includes:    
These 3 Friends are ready to Celebrate the Stars of the Year 2015 as we recognize our high achievers and honored students and instructors.  Who will be the 2015 Student of the Year? Color Belt of the Year?  Most Improvement?  Community Builder? Join us for the celebration at the end of Saturday class on January 9th!  Expanded categories and honors.
FREE!  Bring your Friends to the Dojhang, and spend some time practicing & learning new & familiar skills! Lets Fold Away Winter!! 1:00 – 3:00pm – drop in! Everyone is Invited – RSVP requested but not required! The only thing you have to bring: a pack of origami paper to share and your BFF!!!!   Seaweed snacks & Kim-pop at the end of the day
Calling all Master Yu BlackBelts! Join GrandMaster Yu for a friendly afternoon of competition with your friends at the Dojhang, competing in all categories, including Self-Defense Techniques, Forms, Breaking Techniques, Free-Sparring Techniques, and Speed-Kicking. Learn some new skills, hang with your friends, and discover just how capable and excellent you are!  Open to all Master Yu BlackBelts.  All participants will be honored and recognized for their skill and participation. We will celebrate together at the end of the day!
Martial Arts Ninja Camp Lantern Festival: Our annual welcome to the lunar new year! Asian legend tells that if you send a lantern up to the sky at the beginning of the New Year, your wishes gain access to the heavens, and will all come true! We will celebrate these and other legends throughout the day, along with martial arts conditioning, traditional games, challenges, and creating our own original, hand-painted lantern. This camp is appropriate for all levels of children, and is a great introductory martial arts experience, too.
Basic Training and conditioning to launch your kicks airborne! Technical coaching on Jump Sidekick, Double Jump Front Kick, Jump Wheelkick, Spinning Jump Wheelkick. A rigorous, bootcamp-style workshop guaranteed to increase your airborne capacity! You will see and feel your technique improve as the day progresses!
Camps during the day on President's Day: Join us for Ninja Camp 10a-2p, Airborne Kicks 2:15-4:30, and Artistic Weaponry 4:45-7pm. No evening classes tonight!
A condensed version of our 5-day camp - jam-packed with skills. Prerequisite for this camp is our 5-day or multiple day weaponry camps. GrandMaster Yu will build on your previous skills, with opportunities for forms, self-defense and sparring using the twin sticks and nunchauka.
You've been working hard all winter long, now it's time to step up and test for your next belt! Family, Friends and Community Welcome! 8:45am    BlackBelts 11:00am   Beginner Belts: White/Yellow/Orange 1:30pm     All Intermediate & Advanced Color Belts We are looking forward to seeing your progress and continued mastery of skill & self!
Winter is behind us and success and promotion lies before us!! Everyone has really been dedicated, determined, and focused, and it shows:  you are building skill, strength, poise, and confidence.  Let's enjoy all your improvements together as we step forward as a group for our quarterly promotion test!  
Yippee!!!!  It's time to get promoted!!!  You did it - you pushed through, gained skills, had fun, got stronger, inspired your friends, now it's time to move onward and upward!  Promotion Day is Here! Please bring your prepared Essay to the Ceremony, ready to present your essay to the group (see Essay preparation guidelines elsewhere on the site:-)  Essay Question will be posted no later than Monday, March 7th! Ceremony Times: 5:00pm    All Children 6:30 pm   Adult & Teen students
The Dojhang will be on Spring Break from Friday, March 25 through Saturday, April 2.  Classes resume on Monday, April 4th! We wish our entire Martial Arts Family, Friends and Fans a Safe, Happy, Fun and Restful Spring Break!  We will be waiting for you on your return:-)
Join Master Wilson for this special Saturday Ninja Camp as we create our Asian/Ninja Themed Terrariums! Terrariums, a small container garden in a jar, are a perfect way to connect with plant life while creating a fun garden scene with favorite rocks & figures. We're thinking this could be a great Mother's Day Gift for Mom! Bring a few of your favorite tiny found objects to include in your terrarium, if you like. Ninja Camp also includes our favorite Martial Arts Games, Conditioning and Kicking to round out a fun and festive afternoon. Register early: only 10 spots available for this camp, and we will plan materials according to camp participants. Camp Tuition of $85 includes activities and all materials.
We have all experienced tremendous growth this Spring 2016 Season!  Step forward to test for your promotion to show and continue to grow your skills: Detailed testing schedule: 8:45am-1pm: All Black Belt Children. 11am-1pm: All Children Beginner Belts including White, Yellow-Stripe, Yellow, Orange. 1:30-4pm: All Children Intermediate Color Belts, Blue Belt and higher. Test Day Tips: Please register for your test in advance, at least 2-days prior to testing.  BlackBelts should bring a light box lunch; Beginner belts can bring a light snack if needed.  The Essay Question for the test will be posted by Monday, June 6th, and due for presentation at our Promotion Ceremony on Friday, June 17th at 5pm.
Step forward to celebrate the growth, learning and improvement you have experienced during this spring season of training! Testing yourself proves how capable you truly are, and validates your season of dedication to your practice and yourself! Testing Schedule: we begin at 12Noon immediately following our regular Saturday morning martial arts schedule of classes and Kumdo Training. Please register for your test a minimum of 2 days prior to testing - test applications available online - (see right column for download) or at the dojhang. Your essay question will be posted by Monday, June 6th, and is due for presentation at our Promotion Ceremony on Friday, June 17th at 6:30, or another scheduled promotion time after June 17th.
We are growing! We are learning! We are moving ahead!  It's time to come forward for your promotion and present your essay! A great event for all, as we recognize the Best of the Best, receive our promotions, and present and listen to our essays (Essay question will be posted by Monday, June 6th) Children: 5pm Adult & Teen: 6:30 pm (or immediately following the children)
NinjaCamp's Tribute to Dad! Celebrate your awesome Dad and his powerful, endearing presence in your life with an afternoon of NinjaTraining. We will also design and create a special Ninja/Samurai Style Father's Day card to present to him on his special day! Celebrate Summer! Celebrate Dad! Join us for a fun afternoon - great for children 5-12, all levels - a perfect introductory martial arts experience for children who are enchanted with the idea of martial arts practice!  Registration at the dojhang or email Master Wilson at masterwilson@Master-SH-Yu.com  
Your Oak Park Martial Arts expert, Sr. GrandMaster S.H. Yu Martial Arts is very happy to offer this popular camp for your summer enrichment the week of  July 25-29. This camp is open to current registered Master S.H. Yu Martial Arts students of all ages (minimum 10 years old or with instructor permission); blue belt and above. Camp curriculum offers practical self defense skills and original choreographed martial arts forms by GrandMaster Yu using the twin sticks and nunchauka.  The 5-day format is a bonus, as it will establish the students muscle memory and mastery of sequences.  GrandMaster Yu teaches all original choreography to build your artistry and skill as a martial artist.  More details at www.Master-SH-Yu.com/camps, or email grandmasteryu@Master-SH-Yu.com to register or for more information.
Hello to our Martial Arts Family, Friends, Fans! We will be on a short summer holiday break June 30-July 4: no classes these days.  Our regular training schedule continues on Tuesday, July 5th.  Have a Safe and Happy 4th of July Holiday!  God Bless the USA!!!
Our popular conditioning camp that returns by request whenever the opportunity presents!  Summer is a great time to incorporate these skills into your muscle memory - once you learn the mechanics, you will continue to grow these kicks beyond the one-week training camp.  Our Martial Arts family loves getting airborne, returning alumni, collegians, and current registered students, come back year after year to build and enhance their skills.  Pre-requisite for this camp: exclusively for current, registered students of GrandMaster Yu's, all ages, blue belt & above.  To register or for more info: grandmasteryu@Master-SH-Yu.com  
NinjaCamp promotes the culture, customs, moves, and conditioning for healthy martial arts practice + a special visual art project. A great camp for beginners and all levels, children 5-12. This week is our Annual Kite Festival: design, build and fly an original Asian Kite! Kites have their origin in Martial Arts, from the time of the 3Kingdoms - used as shields, decoys and distractions to invasion of territories, ancient military strategists used kites as part of their battle plans.  We will use ours for the sheer joy of seeing them fly high!!!  Weather permitting, we will head out to a local park on the last day of camp to take a test drive. Registration: MasterWilson@Master-SH-Yu.com; 708-383-3456.

Our body responds positively to good nutrition and helps us to be our best. 

In addition to martial arts conditioning, games, and challenges, we will learn about  the many different kinds of Rice, it’s prominence in WORLD Nutrition, and learn about the Korean nutritional powerhouse, BibimBop and 5 different adaptations to try and create at home.  Get interested in how we can advance our martial arts performance (and our good health!!) through Vegging-out!

If you have been trying to introduce new veggies to your children with limited success, this camp is for you, Mom!  Hands-on mixing up of our veggies, with a special roll-out contest on creative Kim-Bop (Korean Maki) rolling!!

Camp is Monday through Friday, 10am-2pm; $345/week or $95/day - includes all materials. Please bring a healthy box lunch (as a back up!)

Registration and more info: MasterWilson@Master-SH-Yu.com

For Children 5-12, all levels! Join us this week as NinjaCamp travels the 3Kingdoms of Ancient Korea! Culture, Customs, moves and conditioning for healthy traditional martial arts practice.  Let's learn about the origin of our practice, code of honor, and be inspired by the legends and moves to create our own 3Kingdoms Diorama!

This is a perfect introductory martial arts camp.  Ignite your martial arts imagination!  Camp runs Monday through Friday, 10am-2pm; bring a healthy box lunch and your Tiger Mind!

Children 5-12, get ready and recharged for Back to School! Our annual segue through summer's end, featuring moves, conditioning, culture and customs of healthy traditional martial arts practice. Create a Training Journal, and a Design-a-Board contest rounds out our week. Monday through Friday, 10am-2pm daily. Join us! Register MasterWilson@Master-SH-Yu.com or call/message!

A great camp for all levels. Remember to bring your box lunch to camp!

No classes on Labor Day! Have a safe and peaceful holiday.

ByeBye, Summer......we are ready for Fall!!

Students have been spending the summer learning, improving and enjoying their practice: Now it's time to promote! Community & Family invited!
Detailed Schedule:
8:45: All BlackBelts
11:00am-1pm: All Beginner Belts
1:30pm-4:00ppm: All other Color Belts

Join us as we launch into fall with a ton of new skills and conditioning gained over the summer. Students in the Adult & Teen program will step forward to test themselves and be tested on their promotion requirements and more. Family and Community is Welcome!

Celebrate your achievement and success!

Step forward to receive your promotion, present your essay, and share a proud moment with friends, family & community.

Essay question will be posted the week of September 12th!

5pm: Children

6:30pm (or immediately following the children!): Adults & Teens

Join us for our 5th Annual Mask Festival, Kicks, Conditioning, and NinjaCamp Fun on your day off.  We are here to bring you Martial Arts Asian Culture Live!

What is NinjaCamp?

Games, fun, & conditioning to activate muscular & mental focus for martial arts success + learn about the legends and lore of Asian masks.  Create your own Mask! Plan your Personal Halloween Expression! Please bring a healthy box lunch - a great introductory martial arts experience.

Kicking, Conditioning and Airborne BootCamp with GrandMaster Yu.  Refresh your skills, and awaken your airborne conditioning!  This is a fantastic all-around intermediate to advanced martial arts conditioning camp for registered students of all ages, BlueBelt+.  You will be so proud of your kicks after taking this camp, just saying! 

Enjoy your day off refreshing and increasing your artistic weaponry skills, for students blue belt+; learn the twin sticks and nunchauka, and awaken your nascent warrior while learning real, useful, artistic skills!

No classes today, but definitely plan to do some Trick-or-Treat at the dojhang! We will launch our 30-Day Halloween/Novemeber Challenge again! Must Trick or Treat to get and sign-up for the Challenge.  Prizes awarded to all who fully participate in the challenge!! Get up for it!

We have been working hard through the fall and are ready to advance!

Testing Schedule:

8:45am    BlackBelts

11:00am   Beginner Belts: White/YellowStripe/Yellow/Orange

1:30pm     Intermediate & Advanced Color Belts, Blue Belt +

Belts refer to your current belt rank/color!

BlackBelts: please bring a healthy, light box lunch (no beverages except water please!); Beginner Belts may want to bring a light snack.

No Classes today!

Happy Thanksgiving to all of our friends, neighbors, family, and community.  We are grateful to share these beautiful martial arts with you and to share your lives. Thank you for the amazing opportunity to participate in your dreams, goals, growth and success.

No Classes Wednesday November 23 through Saturday November 26th - Back at it on Monday, November 28th:-)

We are ready to move ahead! Another fantastic Test Day is HERE!!

We will teach our regular Saturday Morning schedule, with testing at 12Noon.

Friends and Family Welcome!!

Let's all come together to receive and celebrate our advancement!

Come and present your essay and participate in everyone's Proud Moment!

Children:  5pm

Adult & Teen:  6:30pm

Join us for Martial Arts Conditioning, Traditional games, Kicking, Culture, Customs and Calendar Making and Board-Breaking!  One of our most popular NinjaCamps - 5 days of fun! Register for the week, or individual days.  A great start to your Martial Arts NEW YEAR 2017

Seasons Greetings!  Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah, Happy Kwanza, and a Successful, HEALTHY Martial Arts New Year!! 

The Dojhang will be on Winter Break Sat Dec 24th through Sat Dec 31st.

GrandMaster Yu and our Instructors wish everyone a healthy, happy holiday break, and we will see you back in class for your 2017 practice on Monday, January 2nd, 2017.

Peace, NinjaLove, Health and Prosperity to All!

No classes today - Instructor In-service Training  Day!

See you back in class on Tuesday, January 17th!

Forget the Cold: Let's Fold!  Bring your friends and family for a fun, free(!) winter afternoon at the dojhang learning, folding and enjoying Origami.

Origami is the ancient Japanese Art of Paper Fold, challenging the mind, enlivening the senses, and providing a peaceful purpose for mindfulness. Parents, students, friends and community are welcome!

We will have 3 Folding Stations: Easy / Moderate / Advanced   

Please bring your curiosity, skill, and some origami paper to fold and share! RSVP appreciated!

708-383-3456 or MasterWilson@Master-SH-Yu.com

Spread the NinjaLove!

A special Saturday edition of Martial Arts NinjaCamp: Kicking Contest & Card Making! We will set up kicking stations, and design our own NinjaValentines for friends and family.

NinjaCamp is perfect for martial artists of all levels, ages 5-12; Friends are welcome! (camp pre-registration required) Camp tuition includes all materials and instruction. NinjaLove Rules!

Launching a Lantern to light the mid-winter sky in the New Year is a traditional Asian custom to let go of old, outdated beliefs and concerns, while raising and lighting our wishes and dreams for a year of good health, achievement, happiness and success.

Campers will enjoy Martial Arts conditioning, games, kicks and stories, and design a lantern to carry their own dreams and wishes.  It is a meaningful and symbolic way to "christen" the New Year with good energy and purpose!

Invite a friend!  Bring your imagination and a healthy box lunch.  

Registration: 708-383-3456    MasterWilson@Master-SH-Yu.com

President's Day is CAMP DAY at the Dojhang!  Artistic Weaponry Camp highlights original self-defense sequences and skills developed and tested by GrandMaster Yu using the Twin Sticks and Nunchauka.  For registered students, ages 10+, blue belt and above, it is a great introduction to martial arts weaponry, and will improve your coordination, and range of motion.

GrandMaster Yu will meet each student at their own level to advance your skills and guide your curiosity into a new martial arts adventure.

Back again for your continued training enjoyment, this camp will give you the technical knowhow and introduce conditioning to get your kicks airborne.  Taught by GrandMaster Yu, students will learn, practice and improve on the signature jumping and airborne kicks that Sr. GrandMaster S.H. Yu Martial Arts has taught from the start!  An amazing conditioning camp, appropriate for registered students of all ages Blue Belt and above.  Your muscles will develop movement memory, and you will love the results!

Winter is flying by and we have been practicing and preparing! Family and Community welcome - we will have demonstrations running all day long, including Artistic Weaponry and Kumdo, Swords skills.

Test Schedule for the Children's Test:

8:45am   BlackBelts

11:00am  Beginner Belts: White/Yellow/Orange

1:30pm   All other Color Belts

The schedule refers to your current belt color.

We are looking forward to an awesome day!

We welcome the practitioners in our Adult / Teen Program to step forward for testing.  Join us for an awesome day of pure, true Martial Arts.  Family & Community are welcome!

Schedule:  We will have our regular Morning Class and Kumdo Training Schedule.  Testing Begins at 12Noon.

We hope you will spend part of your St. Patrick's Day festivities with US!!

Join us for an evening of achievement and inspiration as our students present their essays and step forward to complete their test and receive their promotion.

Essay presentations + Belt Ceremony!

5:00  Children

6:30  Adult & Teen

Friends and Family welcome!  See you there!

Happy Spring!  Enjoy your Break - No Classes:

Sat March 25th through Sat April 1st.

Be Safe, Stay Healthy, and Rest & Have FUN!  See you back in class on Monday, April 3rd!

A great afternoon at the Dojhang for children ages 6-12, all levels.
Celebrate Mom and join us for this special Saturday edition of Ninja Camp!
We will create an Asian-Inspired Terrarium Herb Garden for Mom, and rally together for a Kick-a-Thon in honor of all our amazing Master Yu Moms! (Yes, you ALL are truly AMAZING.) Martial Arts games, kicks, and conditioning + a live, creative gift of spring to take home for Mother’s Day giving. Attendance Limited: Registration open to Master Yu Students, Friends and Community. Message us for more info, or call 708-383-3456, email MasterWilson@Master-SH-Yu.com

Celebrate your successful Season of Springtime Training!  Family & Community Invited. See the amazing transformation of students in our Children's Program:

Testing Schedule:

8:45am     BlackBelts

11:00am    Beginner Belts: Current White/Yellow/Orange Belts

1:30pm      All other Color Belts

Celebrate your progress through the spring.  Challenge yourself to advance to your next level:  Community & Family Invited to see these excellent martial artists!  Testing will begin at 12Noon AFTER our regular Morning Classes and Kumdo Training.

Join us for our Quarterly Promotion Ceremony and Essay Presentation: Students of all ages will come forward to present their essay, and receive promotion!

Children:  5pm

Adult & Teen:  6:30 or immediately after the children.

Monday through Friday, 2:15-4:30pm daily.

All original programming and martial arts choreography by GrandMaster S.H. Yu.  Open to registered students, blue belt & above.

Thanks to everybody for a great Spring Season!  We have enjoyed teaching all of you, welcoming our many visitors and NEW STUDENTS and seeing you succeed and enjoy your practice.

We will be on Summer Break Tuesday June 27 through Tuesday July 4th.  We will see you back in class on Wednesday, July 5th.  Have a Safe and Happy 4th of July Holiday!

Testing schedule for Saturday, September 9th as our students in the Children's program step forward to test for advancement: 8:45am    BlackBelts 11am  Beginner Belts: White/YellowStripe/Yellow and Orange Belts* 1:30pm  All other Color Belts *refers to your current belt We can't wait to see the awesome on the mat!  Friends, Family, Community are invited to share our pride in the determination and quest for excellence. Have a Great Test!
We have been training all summer, embraced new skills, made friends with our basic skills (and lots of awesome new martial artists!) and now we are ready to challenge ourselves and move forward: Schedule for Saturday, September 16th: 9am:  Regular Saturday Class 10:30am:  Kumdo Class 12Noon:  Teen & Adult Test Let's have another awesome Test Together!
Gather together as a Martial Arts Family to celebrate your success, present your essay, and receive your promotion!  All are welcome! Check out our Essay Preparation Guidelines and Fall 2017 Essay Question. Children:  5:00pm Teen & Adult:  6:30pm
Help us launch our annual food drive to end hunger in our community!  Trick-or-Treat at Master Yu's! Sign-up for our 30-day challenge to win prizes, and bring your non-perishable food item or monetary donation to support our local Oak Park & River Forest Food Pantry. No classes today! Trick-or-Treat Hours at the Dojhang: 3pm-6:30pm.  Stop in to get in on giving and get details on the challenge.
Many students tell us, and we observe daily, how their martial arts practice and our emphasis on muscle flexibility training has made a positive difference in their bodies:  ease of movement, less muscle ache, fluidity, and injury prevention. Here is your chance to take your joint flexibility even further: Join Martial Artist, Master Yu Mom, Teacher and Thai-Bodywork professional, Miss Johanna Vargas, for this active,  informative workshop on increasing mobility and range through the hip joints, guaranteed to bring increased enjoyment and movement to your martial arts practice. Miss Johanna will guide us through theory, exercises, and group/partner training.  Advance registration required: open to students in our adult/teen program and interested Master Yu parents.  It is a great opportunity to gather together on the mat to continue helping each other to Be the Best of the Best!
Hi Everyone!  We will not be teaching on Columbus Day - no classes today. See you back on the mat on Tuesday, October 10th.  Have a healthy and peaceful holiday.  NL;-)
Every year, as our Martial Arts Family grows and flourishes together, we recognize how grateful we are to participate in your lives.  We wish you all a Happy, Healthy Thanksgiving! No classes Wednesday November 22 through Saturday November 25. See you back on the Mat, Monday, November 27th!
No classes today! Testing schedule for students in our Children's Program: 8:45am  Black Belts 11:00am  Beginner Belts: White/YellowStripe/Yellow/Orange 1:30pm  All Intermediate and Advanced Color Belts Please register for your test a minimum of 1 day prior to test.  Promotion Test Application access here.
Testing Schedule:  12Noon after our regular morning classes and Kumdo Training.  Friends, Family, Community are invited to see the artistry and skills we have developed through our fall training season.  Please join us! Please register for your test 2 days in advance to plan for your participation. You can access the Promotion Test Application here.  
Plan to join us for this quarterly celebration, essay & awards presentation to recognize our students' artistry, skills and progress throughout the fall season and through the year! Ceremony Schedule:  5pm: Children; 7pm: Adult & Teen Here are the essay questions.
Through the Month of November, we all join together to help defeat hunger in our community.  We CAN make a difference in the lives of our neighbors. Please participate by bringing in non-perishable, non-expired, current, no glass container food items to the Dojhang through the month of November.  We also will accept, and prefer, cash donations, all to benefit our own Oak Park River Forest Food Pantry.  Did you know your $1 = $10 to the Food Pantry? Let's surpass our previous years'  participation by all getting involved!  As someone who has lived with hunger through childhood, it is GrandMaster Yu's favorite charity! Let's share the NinjaLove!
NinjaCamp Celebrates the New Year with Martial Arts Conditioning, Games, Challenges, Asian New Year's traditions, and our Annual Calendar Making Party! This camp is great for martial artists of all levels, ages 6-12. Join us for an awesome time together on the mat to create a successful 2018! Early registration encouraged! Click to download the register form. Camp Schedule:  Daily, Tuesday through Friday, 9am-12:30pm Please bring a healthy box lunch! We picnic on the mat! No spillable beverages please (water only or juice boxes ok).
A Four-Day intensive training to launch your 2018 conditioning!  A popular training camp for intermediate to high-level students of all ages, blue belt & above.  As is his signature, GrandMaster Yu will meet you where you are and help you to create a higher level of skill and artistry in your kicks and in your practice. You will emerge stronger, more focused, a bit sore(!), and committed to your own excellence in 2018! We love seeing your progress after putting in the work for this camp! Click to download the register form. Daily Schedule: 12:30-2:30pm, Tuesday through Friday
Learn and expand on your martial arts weaponry skills.  4-consecutive days of training is ideal for beginner weaponry students, which will give you a definite skill set to energize and enrich your martial arts practice. More experienced students will expand their knowledge and sequences through GrandMaster Yu's original programming and choreography. GrandMaster Yu will meet you where you are to solidify skills from previous workshops, as well as introduce the etiquette, form and beauty of the twinsticks and nunchauka.  We practice with durable foam sticks and chucks, available upon registration.  Registration for this workshop is available to current students only, blue belt and above, subject to instructor approval. Click to download the register form. Daily Schedule: Tuesday through Friday, Jan 2-5, 2:30-4:30pm.
Season's Greetings to our entire Martial Arts Family!  One of the most important things about any holiday is Family.  We are grateful to be able to count each and every one of you as family, for this is what Martial Arts does for us: Unites us with the common goal of Good Health, Strength, Happiness and Fulfillment. Journeying with you every day is the greatest honor of our lives.  Our purpose is Your Success! We wish everyone a safe and healthy holiday, winter break, and every blessing in  2018! No Classes Monday December 25th through Monday January 1st.  We will see you back in Class and for TRAINING CAMPS the week of January 2nd, 2018. GrandMaster Yu and Our amazing Instructors stand ready to guide and share your continued success together in our New Year! All the Best, GrandMaster Yu and Instructors
Let's Fold to Beat the Cold! Students, Families, and friends are invited to spend some time on the mat with us folding origami, learning new folds, practicing favorites, and just sharing some time together as FAMILY!  This year we are Folding for Education: 50% of all funds  will be donated to The Collaboration for Early Childhood. Get out of the house, out of the cold, and Fold for a Cause!
Congratulations to all of our students on the amazing progress you have made throughout 2017.  We are so proud to be your teachers and to share your martial arts journey and personal unfoldment with you.  It is our greatest honor to see your capabilities emerge and watch you learn, grow, and succeed. The standards are high, and you consistently give it your best to meet and exceed them.  In doing this, you know more, do more, and achieve more. Each year we recognize the students who continuously rise above all the obstacles to emerge as "The Best of the Best".  Let's all come together as a family to celebrate our success, including, "Color Belt of the Year", "Student of the Year", "Instructor of the Year" and more.
NinjaCamp featuring kicking + card-making.  Let's create some Asian-themed Valentines for your Friends & Family! Advance registration appreciated but not required. Click to download the registration form.
Join us for our Annual Lunar New Year Festival!  Celebrate the Year of the Dog and the Coming of SPRING!  Let's Make a Terrarium! NinjaCamp celebrates the customs, culture, movements of martial arts practice.  A multi-disciplinary camp for children of all levels, ages 6-12 that includes martial arts conditioning, history and legends through agility games, and a seasonal visual arts project. The Lunar (Chinese) New Year in Asia signals the coming of spring. Families look ahead to longer days, and the planting of their fields.  In modern times, this translates to planting new ideas, dreams and wishes, as we look ahead to activities and practices that bring health, happiness and prosperity. Children will be guided in making and designing their own live terrarium, using natural and live plant materials. Advance Registration please, either in person at the dojhang, or email  MasterWilson@Master-SH-Yu.com. Click to download the registration form!
Accessible skills in Martial Arts Weaponry....available to registered students, blue belt and above. Artistic Weaponry presents practical and artistic self-defense skills and forms using the twin sticks and nunchauka.  GrandMaster Yu and trained instructors will teach you how to extend your skills!  These one-day camps are best for students who have previously taken our 5-day Camps....we will build on your skills! All original defense sequences and forms created, choreographed and developed by GrandMaster Yu.   Daily Schedule: 2:15-4:30pm. Registration/Signup Early at the Dojhang or email MasterWilson@Master-SH-Yu.com. Keep Your 2018 Training going strong! Click to download the registration form!
Let's do this!  AirborneKicks is back to challenge you, lift you, and give you the best 2-hours of martial arts conditioning on the planet! Available to registered students, blue belt and above, you will gain and improve on the technical capability to execute many of the advanced jumping kicks in GrandMaster Yu's repertoire: Double Jump Front Kick, Jump Side Kick, Scissors Kick and Jump Spinning Wheel Kick, to name a few. Stay on track with your Goals to be the BEST Martial Artist you can be THIS YEAR! Early Registration Appreciated! Sign-up at the Dojhang, or email MasterWilson@Master-SH-Yu.com. Click to download the registration form.
We love the progress and determination of all the children through the Winter and are very excited to host our Children's Promotion Test as we all look ahead to Spring!  We welcome family, friends, and community! 8:45am - arrival - BlackBelts 11am - Beginner Belts - White/Yellow/Orange 1:30pm - All other color belts. Students, please register at least 24 hours prior to testing.  Thank you! Here is the promotion application form!
Students in our Adult/Teen program have been practicing to create some solid skills through the winter, and they are unstoppable! If you have ever wanted to see some amazing martial arts and real self defense skills right here in our community, now is your chance! Testing begins at 12Noon, including beginner, intermediate, and advanced levels, all the way up to 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, and 6th Dan BlackBelt. Students, please be sure to register for your test at least 24 hours prior.  Thank you!  Essay Question will be posted on Monday, March 12th! Here is the promotion application form!
Please join us to celebrate the advancement of our students who recently came forward for their test!  We are ready to Spring Forward! Find Essay questions here.  Come prepared to present your essay (see essay preparation guidelines) and receive your new belt promotion!  We are so proud of your growth and look forward to celebrating with you! Detailed Schedule: Children:  5pm Adult-Teen:  6:30pm
Happy Spring! No classes Saturday, March 24-Saturday March 31, 2018. We wish you a safe, refreshing and healthy Spring Break!  We will see you back in class on Monday, April 3rd. Warm wishes, GrandMaster Yu and Your Dedicated Team of Instructors
Asian Culture and Customs teach us the beauty and benefit of honoring and loving our parents, which our students practice every day as young martial artists. At Sr. GrandMaster S.H. Yu Martial Arts, we celebrate Mom in a special Saturday Edition of NinjaCamp Kicks & Cards for Mom! Lots of Kicking Coaching, drills and conditioning, along with creating a personal mother's day appreciation card for Mom.  Paper and ink supplies sourced from Asia will inspire your memorable creation.....and maybe a haiku or two?!  An inspiring get-together for children all levels, ages 5-12 - Invite your friends and let's Celebrate MOM!
Believe it or not, Spring 2018 is winding down and we are gearing up for our Promotion Test! The ups and downs with the weather, and other spring activities have not kept us away from our martial arts practice; your consistency has been outstanding throughout the spring....we are so proud of everyone's sense of purpose and pride in their achievement! Let's prepare, register, and be there for another great test day!  Let's start the summer STRONG! Remember, no classes on the Children's Test Day.  Here is our detailed schedule: Black Belts:           8:45am-1pm Beginner Belts:    11am-1pm (includes white, yellow stripe, yellow & orange belt) Intermediate & Advanced Color Belts:   1:30-4:00pm Here is the Promotion Registration Form.
Spring has definitely brought us all to a higher and better place - lots of growth, lots of great energy, and lots of new skills!  It's time to test it all! Join us for our Teen/Adult Promotion Test after our regular Saturday Classes and Kumdo Training.  The Test begins at 12Noon, and will run through the afternoon as we test all the levels. Please register for your test at least 24 hours prior to test day.  Friends, Family and Community are WELCOME!  Check out the Martial Art Artistry that is LIVE here in Oak Park!  Your Oak Park Martial Arts Connection! Here is the Promotion Registration Form.
Celebrate your advancement in community with our Oak Park Martial Arts Family. Hang out with "The Best of the Best"! Prepare and write your essay, and bring it with you for presentation at our Spring Promotion Ceremony: (Essay Question to be announced by June 4, 2018!) 5pm:     Children 6:30pm (or immediately after the children):  Adults & Teens Friends and Family are invited and WELCOME to share the excitement.  It is always a memorable and wonderful event to share as family.
NinjaCamp at Master S.H. Yu Martial Arts celebrates the customs, culture, history movements & conditioning of martial arts practice.  It is a multi-disciplinary, all-levels camp that is great for beginner, intermediate, and advanced martial artists, ages 6-12.  Flexibility, Agility, Teambuilding, and a Visual Art Project all combine to bring together the physical, mental, and artistic elements of martial arts practice. Every camp is a new experience, yet builds on skills from previous training to boost skill and purpose.  Daily Schedule is 9am-1pm; children can take one or more days, or register for the entire week.  Please bring a healthy box lunch to camp every day. Final curriculum content is set based on student enrollment:  our summer camps can focus on these or other themes: Here is your registration form for summer camps.
NinjaCamp at Master S.H. Yu Martial Arts celebrates the customs, culture, history movements & conditioning of martial arts practice.  It is a multi-disciplinary, all-levels camp that is great for beginner, intermediate, and advanced martial artists, ages 6-12.  Flexibility, Agility, Teambuilding, and a Visual Art Project all combine to bring together the physical, mental, and artistic elements of martial arts practice. Daily Schedule is 9am-1pm; children can take one or more days, or register for the entire week.  Please bring a healthy box lunch to camp every day. Final curriculum content is set based on student enrollment:  our summer camps can focus on these or other themes: Here is your registration form for Summer Camps!
Join GrandMaster Yu for this extra bit of training as we gear up for the MAIN AirborneKicks in August (Aug 13-17, 2018). This will get your muscles in the Mood for Summer!! We purposely scheduled this right before our evening classes so that you can easily add-on some extra MasterYu training time!  This camp is developed and taught directly by GrandMaster Yu.  Registration is open to students Blue Belt and above, and others with instructor approval.  With your effort, and this training, you WILL be Airborne by the end of the week! Daily schedule is 3:15-4:30pm - minimum 3 days or more please for this camp - we like you to see and feel results! Here is the registration form for the summer camps!
The Dojhang will be on Summer Break Saturday, June 30 through Saturday, July 7th. We look forward to welcoming everyone back to training on Monday, July 9th! Have a safe, Healthy and Happy 4th of July Holiday! NinjaLove, GrandMaster Yu and all of your Instructors  
Train Daily Monday through Friday, 2pm-4pm in the defense art of Artistic Weaponry using the TwinSticks and Nunchauka. Developed and Taught exclusively by GrandMaster Yu for current, registered students bluebelt and above, the 5-day camp is a great time for beginning martial arts weaponry students.  Of course, experienced students will grow and refine their skills, gaining confidence through new self-defense sequencing and forms.  This is a great opportunity to "think outside the box" of your core martial arts practice and expand your repertoire. As with all camps, minimum enrollment 10 students, so plan now to close out your summer with some fun new skills!
5-day or Individual Days; Monday through Friday, 2:00pm-4:00pm
Children's Martial Arts Promotion Test:  Happy Back-to-School!  We've been working hard all summer, enjoying the pace, securing the skills, and it's time to step forward and move ahead. Receiving an invitation to test is a sign that you have prepared well and that your instructors and teacher have a high level of confidence in your capability to succeed and advance.  Stay true to your purpose and pursue your advancement! Please register at least 24 hours in advance for your upcoming promotion test.  Here is the Promotion Test Application Form. Detailed Schedule: 8:45am   BlackBelts 11:00am Beginner Belts: Current White/YellowStripe/Yellow/Orange Belts 1:30pm   All Other Color Belts
Your Martial Arts Promotion Test Day Approaches! It has been great to see everyone consistently practicing through the summer, enjoying the pace, securing the skills, and succeeding in your practice.  Peace, Health, Harmony, Skills and Security through Martial Arts with GrandMaster Yu! Your invitation and motivation to test is a sign of how capable and confident you are becoming.  Please register for your test a minimum of 24 hours prior to test day. Here is your promotion application form! Friends, Family and Community are welcome!
CONGRATULATIONS to all of our students on their martial arts advancement over the summer into fall season!  We continue to be impressed with your hard work, dedication, and determination to "Be the Best of the BEST!" We will celebrate together as a Martial Arts Family when we unite for our Promotion Ceremony.  Family and Friends are welcome.  Students will present their essay and receive their ceremonial promotion to their next level.   It's time to Harvest all the GOOD you have done, and gather the seeds to plant your new goals and dreams:-)  You can find the essay question here. Children:  5:00pm Adult & Teen:  6:30pm or immediately after the children
Another great Martial Arts Camp for Kids from Master Yu:  we love our Columbus Day NinjaCamp!  Join us for our MASK FESTIVAL!  We will explore the use of masks in martial arts/Asian culture, and create our own Vibrant Mask to use or display. Our other NinjaCamp activities include, of course, lots of Martial Arts Conditioning, a picnic lunch on the mat, games and stories. Spend part of your day off at the Dojhang and get your Mask-Creativity On! Please submit the Camp registration form by Saturday, Oct 6 @ 12:00pm!
Trick-or-Treat at the Dojhang! Bring your non-perishable, canned food items to launch our Annual Food Drive to benefit our Oak Park River Forest Food Pantry - sign-up and receive all the details on our 30-Day November 2018 Challenge! We have an awesome challenge planned for you this year (very do-able!!!), but you MUST come for Trick-or-Treat to get the Challenge!! No classes on Halloween - but do come to trick-or-treat & get your Challenge.  We can't wait to see your costume! Friends and Neighbors Welcome!!
Our November Challenge is underway with 25 of our young martial artists taking on the challenge.  If you came trick-or-treating to the Dojhang, you picked up the details, and you are well on your way to doing something GOOD for yourself AND the world every day of November! We will tally the results on December 1st, and celebrate your success with prizes, and a chance to carry your success into your practice!    
One of the things we love most about the Dojhang is that we are all Family.  Family is the most important thing in life, and we are so thankful and proud to call you all "Family".  Treasure the time you get to spend with all those you love this Thanksgiving Holiday - let's live as martial artists within all of our family settings, and share the NinjaLove! The Dojhang will be on Thanksgiving Break Wednesday, November 21st through Saturday November 24th.  We will be back in action on Monday, November 26th, ready to take you through your upcoming promotion tests! THANK YOU for being who you are, and for dedicating to your martial arts practice.  HAPPY THANKSGIVING!
Join us as we unite together to displace all HUNGER in our community, and support our own Oak Park River Forest Food Pantry. We are looking forward to 100% Participation from our entire Martial Arts Family with either non-perishable food items (fresh, not expired. No glass please!) OR Monetary donations made out directly to the OPRF Food Pantry. We will donate as a family, hoping to surpass our outstanding participation from last year!  Our 2018 Goal is 12 Boxes (cases) of food, and $2000 or more in monetary funds.  An anonymous donor has offered to MATCH all of our monetary contributions!! Our drive will go through the month of November - last day to contribute is November 30, 2018.
Detailed schedule: 8:45am        Black Belts including Junior Black & Red Stripe 11am             Beginner Belts including current white, yellow-stripe, yellow and orange belts 1:30pm         All other color belts. Here is the Promotion Test Application Form. We are looking forward to an awesome day of testing! Go Be YOUR Best!
After Morning Classes!  Let's enjoy all the progress we have made throughout the fall season.  Good Luck to everyone! Here is the Promotion Test Application Form. Go Be your BEST!
Congratulations to everyone who stepped forward to test this quarter!  Let's celebrate your achievement together as a martial arts family!

December Promotion Ceremony Schedule

5:00 PM - Children 6:30 PM - Adult & Teen Join us for your essay presentations and receive your promotion to your new belt & rank!  Essay questions will be posted on Monday, December 10th. Essays are due for presentation at the promotion ceremony.  You can find our essay presentation guidelines here.
Happy Holidays to all of our family, friends and fans!  We wish everyone peace, success, and lots of NinjaLove! The Dojhang will be on Winter Holiday Break from Monday, December 24th - Tuesday, January 1st. Classes resume on Wednesday, January 2nd, 2019 in our NEW YEAR.

Join us for Winter Break Camps January 2nd, 3rd, & 4th, 2019.

Please use this link to download the camp registration form: https://www.master-sh-yu.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/12/New-Years-Winter-Camps-2019.pdf
Call Us Now (708) 383-3456
Spend the first days of the New Year 2019 mapping out your Martial Arts Training Year with Conditioning, Kicks, Culture, New Year's Traditions, and Calendar-Making! Celebrate and plan for the seasons of our martial arts practice in 2019! We get creative, and we get inspired!  NinjaCamp + You = the Customs, Culture, Moves, and Artistic Expression of YOUR Martial Arts lifestyle!

Camp Details

Camp Schedule: January 1st - 3rd from 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM. Please Note: You can enroll for individual days or all three - since we are making our calendars, we strongly recommend a minimum of 2-days for BEST RESULTS! Contact: MasterWilson@Master-SH-Yu.com Register early! Remember to bring a healthy Box Lunch to NinjaCamp. Please download and turn in the NinjaCamp registration form.
All Original Programming from your Local Martial Arts Legend!  Join GrandMaster Yu for this 3-day adventure in martial arts expression and self-defense skills.  Expand the reach and repertoire of your martial arts practice as you learn practical skills using the TwinSticks and Nunchauka.

What You Will Learn from Artistic Weaponry

If you are looking to expand your practice, this 3-day workshop is the time to do it.  New Year, New Skills!  Experienced weaponry students will be met at their own level to promote growth, energy, and vibrancy in their execution of skills.  Similar to Swords training, we know that we must make the weapon an extension of ourselves to protect ourselves and our energy field.

Camp Details

When:  January 2nd - 4th, 2019 from 12:30-2:30 PM Exclusive offering: registered students only, Blue Belt and above. Download the Artistic Weaponry Martial Arts Camp registration form
Join GrandMaster Yu for this Bright New Year 2019 training as we gear up for a year of growth and success in our Martial Arts practice. Make 2019 your BEST YEAR YET! This will get your muscles in the Mood for Success!! We purposely scheduled this right before our evening classes so that you can easily add-on some extra training time with the GrandMaster!  This camp is developed and taught directly by GrandMaster Yu.  With your effort, and this training, you WILL be Airborne by the end of the week!

Camp Details

When: January 2nd - 4th, 2019 from 2:45 - 4:40 PM Please note: You can register for individual days, but 3-day minimum is strongly recommended for this camp – we like you to see and feel real results! Who should register: Blue Belt and above, others with instructor approval. Please download the AirborneKicks Martial Arts Conditioning Camp to sign up!
All year long they have been striving, visioning, pushing through the difficulties, deciding that they were going to be the BEST of the Best! This is when we recognize them! You probably know who they are, for you have watched them, practiced with them, seen them succeed. You have been inspired by them, and learned from their example of kindness, grit, determination, and NinjaLove. Yes, these are the Best of the Best 2018! It all happens during our Awesome Saturday Morning Class!
Just a reminder: No classes on Monday, January 21st, 2019. What can you do to make the world a better place TODAY? "The Time is always RIGHT to DO what is Right." -Dr. M.L. King  
Love Your Kicks and Kick out some awesome NinjaValentines with Master Wilson in this annual Valentine FriendFest!

Make Your Own Valentine Card

Let's make some beautiful cards to delight our friends and family, and elevate our kicks to delight ourselves! Love your Winter at Sr. GrandMaster S.H. Yu Martial Arts! Cost: $50 Tuition includes all materials and paper craft. Optional 30-minute stay-over for our ambitious valentine-making, kick-loving campers. Ages: 6-12. All levels. Contact: MasterWilson@Master-SH-Yu.com
Spring is right around the corner, and it's time for us to upgrade and move forward!  

Promotion Test Schedule:

8:45 AM: Black Belts, including Junior Black & Red Stripe 11:00 AM: Beginner Belts including current white, yellow-stripe, yellow and orange belts 1:30 PM: All other color belts. Here is the Promotion Test Application Form. We are looking forward to an awesome day of testing! Go Be YOUR Best!
President's Day 2019:  Welcome the Year of the Boar with an active day of martial arts conditioning and Lantern-Making! In addition to activating & improving your skills, students ages 6-12 will immerse in Lunar New Year's Customs, Culture, and Creativity. NinjaCamp-Lantern-Festival An awesome introductory martial arts experience appropriate for all levels.  Read More about NinjaCamp in our Camps section - it is an awesome multi-disciplinary immersion in martial arts culture, customs, moves. Students will go home with improved skills and their own unique lantern!

Camp Details

Please bring a healthy box lunch! Camp hours: 10:00 AM - 1:30 PM. Ages: 6 - 12 years old Cost: $90 To register, please download and turn this form along with payment: https://www.master-sh-yu.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/02/February-Presidents-Day-Camps-2019.pdf
Keep your New Year's momentum going with this super-charged kicks & conditioning workshop, open to all registered students blue belt+ There is nothing, and we mean nothing, more exhilarating than getting your kicks airborne and landing securely, grounded in your purpose. This camp is filling quickly so get yourself or your young martial artist registered NOW! For who: All students blue belt+ Cost: $115 Please download and turn in this form along with payment: https://www.master-sh-yu.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/02/February-Presidents-Day-Camps-2019.pdf Questions? Contact: contact@master-sh-yu.com
Please join us for NinjaCamp and/or AirborneKicks Camp Today as we celebrate the holiday with some specialized training.  No regular evening classes on Monday, February 18th.  Please consider joining us for Camp! Have a Safe, Happy & Restful President's Day Holiday, NinjaLove, GrandMaster Yu and Your Instructors
Winter is not stopping anyone from pursuing their advancement and continued growth in their martial arts practice!  You all are amazing, dedicated, and so much fun to have in class! Let's have an awesome test day: We will teach our regular Saturday schedule today, and testing begins promptly at 12:00 PM. Please remember to register at least one day in advance for your test and we will plan for your success!

Register Here

Please download and turn in this form to register: Promotion Test Application Form
Let's all gather as a Martial Arts Family to celebrate our promotion with friends and family, and present our Essay (Essay question will appear on Monday, March 4th!).

Promotion Ceremony Schedule:

Date: March 22nd, 2019 Children Ceremony:  5:00 PM - 6:30 PM Adult/Teen Ceremony: 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM Due to the onset of Spring Break on Saturday, March 23rd, if you are unable to join us for our formal ceremony today, we will plan to celebrate you on our return from spring break the week of April 1st! If you have any questions, please contact Elizabeth Wilson at contact@master-sh-yu.com or call (708) 383-3456.
No classes during our local Spring Break, Monday, March 25th through Saturday, March 30th, 2019. Have a safe and restful break, and we will be waiting for you on Monday, April 1st: No fooling!  See you then!  
This is your chance to show Mom how awesome, strong and creative you are!  We are gathering for NinjaGames & Challenges, Kicks, and Creative Card Making to celebrate our amazing Moms!

NinjaCamp Cards and Kicks

When: Monday, May 4th, 2019 from 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM What we will be doing: Creatively design, using folds, scissor skills, a variety of Japanese papers, and perhaps a lovely Haiku to create an unforgettable Mother's Day card that expresses our NinjaLove for our Dear Moms and ignites our creative spirits! Children will gain strength and agility with our martial arts games, kicks, and obstacle course. Ages: 6 - 12 Invite a friend:  NinjaCamp is a great introductory martial arts experience to share your DojhangLove. Contact:  Master Wilson at contact@master-sh-yu.com or call (708) 383-3456. Registration: Mothers-Day-NinjaCamp-May-2019

Detailed Testing Schedule:

8:45 AM: All Black Belts, including current Red-Stripe Belts 11:00 AM: All Beginner Belts, including white, yellow-stripe, yellow & orange belts 1:30 PM: All other color belts, Blue through Red. Please register here. Questions? Contact: contact@master-sh-yu.com
Prepare for your quarterly promotion test, scheduled for 12:00 PM AFTER our regular Saturday Morning Schedule! Please register here. Questions? Contact: contact@master-sh-yu.com
Friends & Family are invited to join us as we celebrate all the students moving forward for promotion with essay presentations, belt ceremony, and quarterly awards!

Promotional Ceremony Schedule:

5:00 PM: Children Students and Families 6:30 PM: Adult/Teen Students and Families Please don't forget to register for the promotional test if you have not already done so. Questions? Contact: contact@master-sh-yu.com
The dojhang will be closed today in observance of Good Friday.
Launch your summer training with this condensed version of our popular advanced kicking and conditioning camp.  Taught by Sr. GrandMaster Yu, students gain the necessary conditioning and technical skills to successfully execute artistic, accurate, and beautiful airborne kicks.

Dive into Summer with AirborneKicks

Students are expertly and safely guided by level through drills and challenges to bring out their best.  The short, mid-afternoon schedule allows students the opportunity to close out their summer day strong, and still have access to our regular evening class schedule 😊 Get your muscles primed for SUMMER!!

Daily Schedule:

Days: Monday - Friday, June 17th - 21st, 2019 Time: 3:15 PM - 4:30 PM Please register here: Summer Camps 2019 Questions? Contact: contact@master-sh-yu.com or call (708) 383-3456.  
Did you know that Kites have their origin in Martial Arts?  Originally used in battle to distract and deceive the enemy, or confuse attackers into seeing astrological signs, beyond battle, and through the ages people have flown kites for competition, amusement, and delight.   In addition to our martial arts conditioning, we will incorporate stories, legends, and a visual art/construction project to build, design and fly an original Asian Kite. As the project builds through the week, if your child isn't able to take the 5-day camp, minimum 3-day enrollment is encouraged.

Want to Fly Your Own Kite?

1 or 2 days we will walk to a nearby park (weather permitting!), to practice our kite-flying skills in the open air!

Daily Schedule:

Days: Monday – Friday, July 29th - August 2nd, 2019 Time: 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM Please register here: Summer Camps 2019 Questions? Contact: contact@master-sh-yu.com or call (708) 383-3456.
All Original Programming from your Local Martial Arts Legend, GrandMaster Yu!  Join us for this 5-day adventure in martial arts expression and self-defense skills.  Expand the reach and repertoire of your martial arts practice as you learn practical skills using the TwinSticks and Nunchauka.

What You Will Learn from Artistic Weaponry

Want to expand your martial arts practice? This artistic weaponry camp is the time to do it! This is for experienced students, where they will be given a chance to promote their energy, growth, and vibrancy through their performance. Artistic weaponry is similar to swords training, a skill that requires us to make the weapon an extension of ourselves to practice self-protection and to protect our energy field.

Camp Details

Dates:  Monday - Friday, August 19th - 23rd, 2019 Time: 2:15 PM - 4:30 PM Exclusive offering: registered students only, Blue Belt and above. Please register here: Summer Camps 2019 Questions? Contact: contact@master-sh-yu.com or call (708) 383-3456.
This is our Summer Sendoff!  Martial arts games, conditioning, culture, customs, and art. We  gather in community to celebrate summer and re-purpose for our new year of learning!

Let's Kick Start Our Way into Fall

Create your annual training journals, and participate in our NinjaCamp Design-a-Board Contest to wrap up the week with a "smash"!  It's a fun and focused way to launch successfully into the school year.

Daily Schedule

Dates: Monday - Friday, August 19th - 23rd, 2019 Time: 10:00 AM - 1:30 PM Please register here: Summer Camps 2019 Questions? Contact: contact@master-sh-yu.com or call (708) 383-3456.
This is your chance to condition and train with the best of the best - an outstanding training opportunity for registered students, all ages, blue belt and above (or others with instructor approval).

Learn from a Legend: Sr. GrandMaster Yu

You WILL be airborne after participating in this camp, taught exclusively by Sr. GrandMaster Yu. Minimum participants: 10 Maximum participants: 20

Daily Schedule

Dates: Monday - Friday, August 12th - 16th, 2019 Time: 2:15 PM - 4:30 PM Please register here: Summer Camps 2019 Questions? Contact: contact@master-sh-yu.com or call (708) 383-3456.
Wishing our Martial Arts Family and Friends a safe and happy Memorial Day Holiday.  No Classes Today. Welcome Summer, and Enjoy being with Family!  We will see you back on the mat tomorrow!  Meanwhile, lets reflect with gratitude on the generations of soldiers serving in our nation's military who gave their lives for our freedom and the peaceful lives that we enjoy here together. They are the True Heroes & Sheroes of our lives, and have proven through their service the true meaning of "Be Loyal to your Country".  God Bless their warrior spirits, and our beloved country.
Wishing everyone a safe and happy July 4th Holiday!  The Dojhang will be on break for the holiday weekend from Wednesday July 3rd through Saturday July 6th. Classes resume Monday, July 8th.  See you then!

Contact Us

For any questions before break, please contact Master Wilson at (708) 383-3456 or contact@master-sh-yu.com.
Have a great end-of summer holiday, everyone!  No classes today! See you back on the mat Tuesday, 9.3!  We are ready for an awesome FALL SEASON!!!
Embrace the success of your summer training!  We are ready to launch our fall season with our quarterly promotion test.  If you have been training all summer, you are ready to move ahead.  Please register for your test at least 24 hours prior to testing.   Here is the detailed schedule: 8:45am: Arrival for all BlackBelts, including Red/Black Stripe.  Testing begins at 9am. 11:00am: Beginner Belts:  White/YellowStr/Yellow/Orange 1:30pm:  All other color belts. Be the BEST of the BEST!
Please don’t forget to register for the promotional test if you have not already done so. Questions? Contact: contact@master-sh-yu.com    
Wrap up a beautiful summer training season and embrace your growth and new skills!  Let's step forward for Promotion! Testing will begin at 12 noon immediately after our regular morning classes.   All the Best and Happy Testing to all of you Devoted Awesomes!
Please don’t forget to register for the promotional test if you have not already done so. Questions? Contact: contact@master-sh-yu.com      
Let's celebrate your achievement!  Start your fall in your NEW COLORS!  Look for the Essay Question to be posted on Monday, September 9th.  We will gather to present our essays and receive our promotion, surrounded by family, friends and our Martial Arts Family!  We hope you can join us: it is one of the highlights of the quarter, and a great opportunity to "Be Inspired" by the friends who are next to you in class! 5:00pm  Children 6:30pm  Adult & Teen
Masks have been part of Martial Arts history and culture since the time of the 3-Kingdoms - think Samurai, and the great warriors of the Mongols - We love to bring martial arts culture and customs into our practice: this is what NinjaCamp is all about!

About This NinjaCamp Festival

Your Imagination will guide you in creating your masked expression - we provide all materials, and a great martial arts environment to get in some extra kicks and conditioning. This is a wonderful martial arts experience for children ages 6-12, all levels. Early Registration Appreciated! We have a minimum/maximum enrollment requirement! Includes all materials.

Contact Us to Register

To register for this program, please contact Master Wilson at MasterWilson@Master-SH-Yu.com.
Happy Halloween!  It's time to get THE BEST Halloween Treat: your own personal Invitation to participate in our 30-Day Challenge!  You MUST come to Trick-or-Treat to receive the challenge details, and please bring a non-perishable food item or monetary donation to help us launch our Food Drive to benefit our Oak Park-based Food Pantry, "Beyond Hunger."  You can make a difference in the life of our community!

Trick-or-Treating for Oak Park Food PantryBeyond-Hunger-Logo

We hope to see everybody in costume for Trick-or-Treat - no classes on Halloween ;-)  Come on over and share the NinjaLove!  Then Join the 30-Day Challenge and get ready to WIN prizes that support your Martial Arts Excellence!

Contact Us

Have questions about what to donate or other ways you can help? Give us a call at (708) 383-3456 or email contact@master-sh-yu.com.
  Happy Thanksgiving to our Entire Martial Arts Family near and far!  We are continuously thankful for the chance to share and enjoy the benefits of these beautiful martial arts with you.  Thank you for being a part of our Dojhang and for making it the Amazing Dojhang that it is!  Thank you for your commitment to your martial arts practice! The Dojhang will be on Thanksgiving Break Wednesday, 11/27 - Saturday, 11/30.  We will SEE YOU back in class the week of December 2nd. Enjoy your Holiday!
Back-to-School, Outstanding October, Caring for Community, and our November Challenge:  it's been an awesome Fall Season here at Sr. GrandMaster S.H. Yu Martial Arts!  We have been so impressed with the dedication of our families and children in committing to your martial arts practice. It's time to step forward for your Promotion Test and advance your skills and rank.

Preparing for the Promotion Test

Please be sure to register for the promotion test at least 24 hours prior.  If you have been coming to class regularly, you are definitely ready to move forward! Here's the detailed testing schedule - remember, NO CLASSES on the Children's Test Day!

 Testing Schedule

Black Belts, including Red-Stripe Belts:   8:45 AM Beginner Belts: White/Yellow-Stripe/Yellow/Orange:  11 AM All other Color Belts:  1:30 PM

Contact Us

Questions?  Contact MasterWilson@Master-SH-Yu.com or (708) 383-3456. Please use this link to download the promotion test application.  
Fall 2019 has given us some awesome training opportunities and it has been great to see everyone carve out structured time for your skill advancement.  Our community of martial artists is an awesome group of lifetime learners who enjoy challenge and personal growth!  We are looking forward to another great day of testing, courage, purpose!  Friends & Family & Community Welcome! Please register for your promotion test a minimum of 24 hours prior to testing.  We will teach our regular Saturday morning classes this day.  Good Luck, everybody!

Contact Us

For questions, please contact Master Wilson at contact@master-sh-yu.com or (708) 383-3456.  
It's your Promotion Day, and our favorite event of the quarter!  Please gather with us in community before your holiday celebrations to celebrate YOU!  You Did it!  You came forward, you did the work, you showed up, you took the test, and you succeeded!  You are mastering martial arts skills, making friends, and getting strong.

Preparing for the Essay

Please come ready to present your essay (topic will be posted by end of day, Monday, Dec 9th) and ceremoniously receive your new belt in the company of classmates, parents, family and friends. It is a great opportunity to acknowledge your moment! Please use the essay preparation guidelines.

Detailed Schedule:

Children: 5:00 PM Adult & Teen: 6:30 PM

Contact Us

For questions, please contact Master Wilson at (708) 383-3456 or contact@master-sh-yu.com.
Happy Holidays to our Martial Arts Family!  We wish everyone a happy, active, healthy, and peaceful holiday.  We will see you back in class for CAMPS and regular classes on Thursday And Friday, January 2-3, 2020!  Get ready for a Great New Year of Training and Martial Arts EXCELLENCE!

New Years Winter Camps

Our New Years Winter 2020 camps are here! Please don't forget to register as space is limited.

Contact Us

Have questions? Contact Master Wilson at contact@master-sh-yu.com or (708) 383-3456.
It's time to embrace our New Year of Training, and Calendar our dreams and wishes for 2020.  Let's get together for our annual calendar making and plan for lots of fun!

About NinjaCamp

NinjaCamp offers martial arts conditioning, games, and skill building for all levels of children, ages 6-12.  Our visual art project is our annual calendar making, incorporating our creativity in paper-cut, design, and seasonal visioning.  Our materials are Japanese papers, stickers, ribbons, and creative coloring. Students will create a calendar they can use and treasure throughout the year.  Minimum 10 students - daily rate available, but we recommend both days to create a calendar and skills to shine the whole year through!

NinjaCamp Schedule and Contact

Camp meets Thursday and Friday, 10:00 AM - 1:30 PM daily.  Please bring a healthy box lunch. We will picnic together on the mat (water only please for beverages!) To register, please fill out the New Years Winter 2020 Camps registration form and turn in to Master Wilson along with payment. For More info, please contact Master Wilson at MasterWilson@Master-SH-Yu.com
DoubleJumpFrontKick: The Ultimate! This is your very own kicking and conditioning camp to launch your martial arts excellence into the new decade.

About Airborne Kicks & Conditioning

Registered students only for this occasional one-on-one opportunity for special training with Sr. GrandMaster Yu. Conditioning to get you airborne, including core strengthening and total-body/mind activation for artistic execution of all the beautiful airborne kicks.  Once you learn the mechanics, we continue to work with you through the year on developing your best kick! Advance registration encouraged to reserve your space. Elevate! Get Airborne!

Camp Info and Contact

When: Thursday and Friday, January 2nd - 3rd Time: 2 PM - 4:30 PM. See more info on AirborneKicks Camp. Please download and turn in the New Years Winter 2020 Camp registration document and payment to reserve your spot. For more info, please contact MasterWilson@Master-SH-Yu.com.
It's the most wonderful time of the year, at least of the winter!  Kicks, Cards, and NinjaLove!  Martial Arts Conditioning, Kicks, Games and Lots and lots of handmade Valentines for your Friends and Family.

About NinjaCamp

This NinjaCamp is great for all levels, ages 6-12, and includes all materials.  Join Master Wilson in our creative and challenging martial arts environment.  Your asian-inspired creations will certainly honor and impress your valentines!  Let's embrace the Art of Paper Craft! To register, please fill out and turn in the Valentine's Day Camp Registration Form along with payment to Master Wilson.

Contact Us

Register or more info: MasterWilson@Master-SH-Yu.com
Hi Everybody!  No classes today as we honor the memory of Dr. Martin Luther King. See you back in class on Tuesday, January 21st.  Have a safe and peaceful day, and remember to do something good for someone else.
Celebrate the Lunar New Year with us and the coming of SPRING!  NinjaCamp brings you Martial Arts Customs, Culture, Moves and More - per Asian custom, we will light-up and launch our dreams and wishes!

About the NinjaCamp

Design a lantern, and learn about other Asian New Year's customs that will enlighten and enliven your martial arts lifestyle.   Kicks, conditioning, Art, Stories and a tasting to top off our active day of creativity!  Tuition includes all materials. Advance registration preferred as it is limited. 🙂 Cost: $50 Please fill out and turn in the President's Day Registration Form, along with payment to Master Wilson. We look forward to seeing you there!

Contact Us

For any questions, please contact Master Wilson at MasterWilson@Master-SH-Yu.com.
Let's expand our martial arts repertoire - a beautiful addition to your martial arts practice! If you are a registered student, blue belt or above, this training is for you.

About Artistic Weaponry Camp

You will learn practical movements for self defense using the twin sticks and nunchauka, along with expressive forms and sparring skills, all choreographed, developed, tested and taught by Sr. GrandMaster Yu.  If you are considering the study of the sword, this is a great entree into the realm of martial arts artistic weaponry.  Practical and challenging, you will emerge from this workshop with a new appreciation of your confidence and capability. Advance registration required; minimum enrollment 10, maximum 20. Cost: $125 ($40 materials fee for new students) Please fill out and turn in the President's Day Camp Registration Form along with payment to register.

Contact Us

For more information or questions, please contact Master Wilson at MasterWilson@Master-SH-Yu.com.
Martial arts conditioning and technical training to launch your kicks, expertly developed and taught by Sr. GrandMaster Yu.  Registered students BlueBelt and above are invited and encouraged to seize the opportunity for this occasional special training opportunity.  Many students love the concept of executing the beautiful flying kicks depicted on the walls of our dojhang, and it is all within your grasp! Advance registration required.  We hope to see a bunch of you awesomes there! Cost: $115 Please fill out and turn in the President's Day Camps Registration Form along with payment to register.

Contact Us

For questions, please contact Master Wilson at MasterWilson@Master-SH-Yu.com.
Spring & Kick into your new season of training! Students in our Children's Martial Arts Program have been training diligently through the winter to prepare for their advancement. Let's LEAP forward together to put out the new skills we have mastered! Family and Community are Welcome and encouraged to join us and share the excitement of a true display of Joyful Talent!

Detailed Testing Schedule

8:45 AM: Black Belts only 11:00 AM: Beginner Belts 1:30 PM: All other Color Belts Here's to your BEST TEST YET!  Have a great Test, and Have Fun! (Remember to register for your test at least 24 hours in advance 😉  
Welcome to your Spring Test!  Winter has flown by with all of you awesomes out on the mat pursuing your martial arts and personal enrichment goals of the new decade. Now is the time to step up to higher ground and test your skills! Family, Friends and Community all Welcome. You will be amazed and inspired.  Every test event brings better skills, challenges met, grit, determination, and The BEST of the Best! Have Fun, be safe, enjoy your Test. Remember to register at least 24 hours prior to test day.  Thank you!
Congratulations on completing your Test, and on your pending Promotion!  Please join us when we return to class for this celebration of You and Your amazing achievements on the mat, in your practice, and overcoming obstacles in your life! We will gather as Martial Arts Family to present our essays and enjoy the ceremony and ritual of receiving your new belt and new responsibilities. Stay tuned for updates on the plan to celebrate your promotion either individually or in small groups.  We have an amazing group of pending 1st Dan Black Belts who have been practicing together 4 years or more, and we honor your commitment to each other and your Martial Art. We especially want to congratulate: We are bursting with pride for all of you!

Essay Question

"What is Being the 'Best of the Best'? How can I be that?"  Here are the essay preparation guidelines to help you get started. We look forward to celebrating with everyone after our Village of Oak Park reopening planning.....when we can welcome you back to your training!   We will finalize the date as our schedule evolves based on community / official input. Check out our daily martial arts practice schedule to see what some other students have done. NinjaLove!
No Classes Saturday, March 21 - Sunday, March 29. Have a Safe, Restful & Healthy Spring Break!  We hope to see you back on the Mat in some way on Monday, March 30th, or as our community medical precautions allow.  We will be in touch with some creative programming for you as things progress. NinjaLove to All, GrandMaster Yu and all your Amazing Instructors Stay Healthy: Get rested and refreshed to Spring into your new level of Training! Follow your daily at-home practice program, and check the blog for inspiration and ideas.  Also, let us hear from you!
Join Master Wilson on ZOOM for NinjaCamp's Salute to Dad.  Our Dad's are the ultimate, and it's time we showed them how much we appreciate them!  We will gather materials you have on hand to creatively design, through paper craft, haiku, and imagination, the ultimate Father's Day Card for our Dads, of course, with the special Master Yu Martial Arts Asian Flair!

How to Make the Ultimate Father's Day Card for Dad

Here's a list of supplies you will need set up in your home design station. Please ask your parents where you can set up a safe work space on a table or on the floor.

Registration

Registration directly with MasterWilson@Master-SH-Yu.com or text to 708-359-3670; For registered students age 5-12; maximum 20 students; Donations to the Dojhang gratefully accepted.  Registration accepted up to 30 minutes prior to login!
We wish everyone a healthy, safe and restful end of summer - we appreciate everyone who has stayed with their martial arts practice online with us through the summer - it has been awesome to be with you and see you grow, and we all are growing. We are taking a breather to reconnect with family and nature, and hope you will do the same!  We will be back on the mat Tuesday, September 8th with you on Zoom, and will be pursuing our safe and staged reopening as we are safely able to do so.
So thankful we ARE for all of you!  May your families be richly blessed with good health and much happiness.  We are grateful to be your chosen source for TRUE martial arts.  Let's all have a safe and healthy Thanksgiving 2020. No Classes Wednesday November 25 through Monday November 30.  Back in action on ZOOM on Tuesday, December 1st, as per our online schedule.  Unfortunately, with the dangerous spike in the virus, and new IDPH guidelines, we again have to postpone our LIVE opening date of 12.2......currently no group fitness classes permitted.  We encourage you to stay strong with your at home practice, online with GrandMaster Yu, and persist in your November 30-day challenge!   ICYMI, here's our temporary class schedule: Healthy wishes, GrandMaster Yu and All of your Master Instructors ps: enjoy this beautiful paper-art creation by Instructor Ms. Johanna Vargas - isn't it so beautiful and so true?  
Season's Greetings!  We are thankful to all who have dedicated and stood by us during this incredibly challenging year.  We send OUR BEST for you and your family's good health, which is The Greatest Gift.  Remember, We are still teaching ONLINE Only - you will be the first to know when that changes.  Even though we are not LIVE, you are all a treasure to us. Holiday Schedule: No Classes Wed 12.23.20 through Sat 01.02.21.  We will be back with you on Zoom on Monday, January 4, 2021. Sr. GrandMaster Yu reaffirmed this week during one of our sessions the great value of developing and sustaining healthy habits.  If you've been training with us, you understand the benefits of sequenced movement, active stretching, and personal challenge.  If you're looking for ideas, check out our blog posts - we recently did a challenge and there are many of us who are still enjoying the goodness of this habit.  There is also a wonderful "at-home practice" developed by Sr. GrandMaster Yu.  Give these a try, or create your own challenge, and then "OWN-it"!

Food Drive Extended: Please Donate

We want to do everything we can to bring some JOY to the World - our Food Drive is extended due to Extreme Need in the community - Please partner with us and give what you can to our friends at Beyond Hunger, our Local Food Pantry.  Here's a link that will take you directly to our drive to donate now: https://give.classy.org/MasterSHYUMartialArtsFoodDrive Our hearts go out to those who are suffering from the scourge of this pandemic: physically, mentally, financially, grieving loved ones, and dealing with loneliness, exhaustion, and isolation.   Go BE THE LIGHT and Create Joy for yourself and your families.  As Martial Artists, we posess an unconquerable nobility of spirit.   We wish you Peace, Good Health, and a very Hopeful, Prosperous & Fulfilling 2021.  We look to the day we can reunite, welcome you home to your Dojhang, and have a bunch of FUN together!
Happy Spring!  The Dojhang will be on Break from Saturday, March 27  through Monday April 5, 2021. Wishing everyone a Good Passover and a Happy Easter - see you back in class on Tuesday, April 6th.  
We are excited to announce our reopening for LIVE classes at Master S.H. Yu Martial Arts! Please note our Temporary Class Schedule and sign-up to reserve your space in class.  We will be monitoring signups / attendance / and enrollment and will make adjustments along the way as needed and as conditions improve.  We are looking forward to continuing to be your real, local source for True Martial Arts as we journey together in being "The Best of the Best". Please contact MasterWilson@Master-SH-Yu.com or call us at 708-383-3456 with any questions. Yay for May!  See you Soon!
Hello Family and Happy Summer! No Classes Friday, May 28th through Monday, May 31st. As we remember with gratitude all of the deceased members of our U.S. Armed Forces, may their service and their memory forever be a blessing of peace, purpose, and dedication to those of us who enjoy the freedoms of their sacrifices.  God Bless the USA! Have a safe and healthy holiday weekend - we are looking forward to spending the summer with YOU to help you ACHIEVE your martial arts GOALS!
Congratulations on a successful reopening!  It's time to reclaim another one of our Healthy Habits by starting your weekend with Martial Arts enrichment!  We are happy to announce the addition of a special Saturday Morning Class for registered students Blue Belt and Above, starting Saturday June 19th, 10am-11am.   Note: This class is not for beginners - blue belt and above only please! See you there!
The Dojhang will take a short summer holiday break over the July 4th weekend - No Classes Thursday July 1st through Tuesday July 6th.  We will be back for lessons, group classes, and August Summer Camp signup starting Wednesday, July 7th. We wish everyone a Safe, Peaceful, and Healthy Holiday Weekend!  Keep the NinjaLove going, Take care of each other, and God Bless the USA! Thanks for your continued support of Master S.H. Yu Martial Arts and our Purpose of creating a Confident, Productive Community of well-trained Martial Artists.
We are happy to bring back this intensive kicking workshop for registered students of all ages, blue belt and above taught by Sr. GrandMaster Yu and guided by your awesome Master Instructors.  Students enjoy learning the technical aspects and artistic execution of the signature jumping kicks, as we build the foundation you need from the ground up to condition, train, and enjoy the thrill of seeing your kicks airborne :-)

Welcome Back to Airborne Kicks Camp!

Of course, participation in all 5 days is encouraged!  Advance registration required as we have a limited capacity of 20 students.  Please contact Master Wilson for registration and more details:  MasterWilson@Master-SH-Yu.com.  We will use SignUpGenius for reservations.    Mark your calendars and make plans to join us!  We have missed bringing you this awesome training and can't wait to see your progress!
Step forward to your advancement:  We will administer a Promotion Test, all levels, in small groups by level, throughout the afternoon, Saturday, August 7, 2021. 1pm - 3pm  All Children - low rank will be dismissed early 3pm - 5pm  Adult Students - All Levels We expect to get back on track with our quarterly testing cycle of September/December/March/June as we continue to bring you safe, quality programming observing COVID-19 precautions and capacity management. Students who are invited to test should register in advance.  Your test application is here: https://www.master-sh-yu.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/11/masteryu_promotion_application.pdf Questions:  MasterWilson@Master-SH-Yu.com or 708-383-3456
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We have had an awesome summer together!  So great to be back together again at the dojhang, and you all have diligently followed every safety protocol.  We recruited 40+ new students who are now actively enjoying their practice; administered a test for our new and returning students, promoted Instructor Merrick to BuSabomNim 3rd Dan, also advanced a new 2nd Dan Black Belt. Other highlights:  Bringing back AirborneKicks Camp, welcoming back many of our collegians, and having our out of town students from Florida, Wisconsin, and Indiana join us for a dynamic week of AirborneKicks Camp. We will take a short holiday break over Labor Day - no classes Friday Sept 3 - Monday Sept 6.  See you back in class on Wednesday, September 8th😊!  Have a safe, healthy and peaceful end-of-summer holiday. 
Thanks to everyone for following all of our safety protocols and staying healthy! Your efforts and commitment have brought back our Quarterly Promotion Tests!  We are so happy to offer our Fall 2021 promotion testing for students who are ready to advance.  We will assign your essay question by end of day Monday, September 27th with instructions. During COVID, we won't have an official promotion ceremony, but we will proudly award your new belts and certificates the week of October 4th :-)   Be sure to register in advance for your test: return the test application along with your test fee no later than Friday, September 24th!   Here is a link to the Promotion Application   Schedule details: 1:00-3:00pm    Children 3:00-5:00pm    Adults & Teens Any questions:  MasterWilson@Master-SH-Yu.com  
Congratulations to everyone who came forward to TEST!  We are so proud of all of you: your ambition, your commitment, your grit, your determination, it all came together and we are ready to promote 😄! Due to COVID, we will not have a formal ceremony, but we will prepare your belts and certificates for you to receive the week of October 4th when you come to class. Meanwhile, please prepare your Essay (question posted in a separate post!), which is part of your promotion test, and either submit it via email to MasterWilson@Master-SH-Yu.com OR bring it with you when you come to class the week of October 4th. Being the BEST of the BEST together!  (Always know your creed,  follow your creed!)
Holidays give us the chance to deviate from our regular schedule to offer you Specialty Training Camps! If you're a registered student, BlueBelt and above, you're eligible to register for our AirborneKicks training on Columbus Day / Indigenous Peoples Day!  All the conditioning you need to get Airborne: get Double Jump Front Kick, Jump Side Kick, some of you will practice Scissors Kick (advanced!). Limited Capacity: there's still time to register now! Contact MasterWilson@Master-SH-Yu.com No evening classes today!  We return to our regularly scheduled programming on Wednesday, October 13th!  
Trick-or-Treat on the Front Porch of the Dojhang for your 30-Day November Challenge and help us launch our annual fundraiser for BEYOND HUNGER, our local food pantry!  If you want to be a part of our challenge, you'll receive all the details only by Trick-or-Treat!  Plus, we want to see your Creative Costuming!
We are committed to “kicking out”, “knocking down” HUNGER in our community. Come by to RECEIVE your TREATS,  and Please Participate with US in GIVING to our neighbors in need of healthy, sound nutrition. Use this Link to unite our Martial Arts Family in giving as a community:
https://give.classy.org/trickortreat2endhunger
It's Time for our Official November 30-Day Challenge!  Starting November 1st - 30th, we have a special daily challenge for you, and it is so, so EASY and FUN to do together!  It only requires you to commit, discipline and DO every day, and probably takes a maximum of 15 minutes (or less).  It's the commitment, the discipline, and the DOING that will help you PROVE to yourself how strong you can get just by embracing those 3 qualities of commitment, discipline, and doing! Our Trick-or-Treaters got a jump start, but it's not too late for anyone to join the fun!  Here are the details: Remember:  This challenge is for YOU!  It’s YOURS!  Do it and Own it – YOU are in charge! Daily:
  1. 20 Pushups – Optional:  start with regular pushups, and work up to walking pushups by month-end!
  2. Planks – start with 20 seconds, or whatever duration makes you mildly uncomfortable; increase 5 seconds per day through month-end. You will be amazed!!! Try to get to a minute consistently every day.
  3. RoundHouse Kicks – QUALITY! 20 consecutive snaps on each side  - increase by week up to 30 maximum with pull-back each time.
  4. CraneBalance on One Leg: elevate one knee above your belt and elevate your arms in the Crane position – balance 20 seconds each leg – this is your consistent goal by month end.
  5. Last week of Month, or over THANKSGIVING Break: Write an Essay no more than 2 paragraphs, “Why should we make the effort to challenge ourselves?”
  6. Do something for someone every day without being asked!
By December 8th, Submit your essay and a summary of your achievements!  The Winner will take home a medal or other treasured relics and prizes from the Dojhang. Have FUN!  Get STRONG!  
Above all, we are grateful for all of you: your dedication, your commitment, your determination to live your creed, and Be the BEST of the BEST. Sending our Good Energy and Healthy, Best Wishes to our Martial Arts Family for a very Safe and Happy Thanksgiving Holiday. 🦃 No Classes Wednesday November 24 through Saturday November 27, 2021.  We are back in class on Monday, November 29th.
We are happy to offer the opportunity to TEST and advance your skills!  Happy to be back on our quarterly testing schedule.

Detailed schedule for testing:

9:30am-12:30pm  Children's Test We will begin with our highest rank for a portion of their test, and then invite our beginners and color belts to complete their test and dismiss before continuing our black belt youth and children's test 1:00-4:00pm  Adult/Teen Test   We will test by level and students may dismiss after their level, or stay to observe the higher ranking belts test.   Please register in advance, by Friday, December 10th, to be included in our testing roster.   Here is a link to the Test Registration Form  Please send registration information to: MasterWilson@Master-SH-Yu.com    
Merry Christmas Everybody! 🎄🎅 We will take a short break and see you back in action for Winter Break Camps the week of December 27th. Wishing everyone a peaceful, healthy and beautiful holiday. We Treasure you as our Family!  

About Artistic Weaponry Camp

Accessible to registered students blue belt and above who are looking to expand their martial arts repertoire with beautiful, effective, artistic movement using the TwinSticks and Nunchauka. All forms and choreographed sequences are original, developed and continually enhanced by our founder and teacher, Sr. GrandMaster Yu. Continuous days offer students the ability to develop mind/muscle memory to make the skills their own. It is a beautiful practice offered in a safe and focused environment. Materials required: foam twin sticks and foam/practice nunchauka - if you're new to the practice, we will provide these for an additional fee with your registration. Reservations and advance registration is mandatory, as our capacity is limited. Take advantage of this incredible opportunity!  You can read more about Artistic Weaponry here. More info: MasterWilson@Master-SH-Yu.com

Welcome Back to Airborne Kicks Camp!

4-Day Kicks Workshop to elevate your skills, conditioning, joy in practice! AirborneKicks Camp info here - available to registered students blue belt and above - an amazing opportunity to train with THE BEST of the BEST! Advance Registration Required - limited capacity! Please contact Master Wilson for registration and more details:  MasterWilson@Master-SH-Yu.com. We will use SignUpGenius for reservations.
Join us for some specialized training to elevate your skills and your kicks! Celebrate the holiday together conditioning and training together to get your kicks Airborne! Taught by SupremeGrandMaster Yu, this workshop is for registered students Blue Belt and above of all ages.  We will meet where you are and you will discover your incredible capacity to get Airborne!  If you're new to Airborne Kicks, you will be taught the conditioning and mind/muscle prep you need to jump and land safely and solidly.  Experienced campers will build on existing skills and gain confidence to stay strong and gain altitude! Registration in advance: 20 students maximum: MasterWilson@Master-SH-Yu.com
Today we present our specialized training camp, Airborne Kicks, with Advance Registration for Students Blue Belt and Above. No Evening Classes today!  Back with our regularly scheduled classes on Wed, 2.23.
Back on our quarterly testing schedule! Yay!  We are preparing now for our test, and your Masters and Instructors are so happy to give you this opportunity to advance and elevate your skills!  You are all doing an amazing job this quarter and we are so proud of everyone for rising above ALL the obstacles! Please register in advance and be ready to SHINE!   Any questions: MasterWilson@Master-SH-Yu.com   Click Here for Test Registration    Detailed schedule: Children 9:30am-12:30pm - we will test by rank and give you more details for pickup times closer to the date Teen/Adult 1:00pm-3:00pm
Spring Break Saturday March 26-Saturday April 2, 2022. Have a Safe and Healthy and Happy, Peaceful Spring Break!  We will see you back in class on Monday, April 4, 2022.
Your commitment to your practice is about to pay off!  If you have put in the time, and know your skills, you are ready to step forward to TEST! Please register in advance - submit your test registration (link to the Test Registration Form here), either by email or on site, along with your test fees prior to test day - payments accepted via Zelle to MasterWilson@Master-SH-Yu.com or credit card.  Your test will include an essay question.  The topic/question will be posted the Monday following the test by end of day (June 6th).  

Test Day Schedule:

Kids/Children:  9:30am - Beginner Belts (White/Yellow/Orange) should be ready for pickup by 11:30am Teen/Adult:  1:00pm  

Any questions?

If you have any questions, please email them to MasterWilson@Master-SH-Yu.com
As we remember with great respect and gratitude all the military service members who have given their life for our country and our freedom, let's all spend some time today, as we welcome summer, in silent reflection, and honor their memory through patience and good works. No Classes Today!  Enjoy the Holiday safely and in good health with Friends and Family! 
Start your Summer Strong! A condensed version of our popular conditioning camp to elevate your kicks and break-through the musculature and flexibility barriers that may be holding you back from pure airborne kicking joy! This training is available to Registered students BlueBelt and above (or lower rank with Master's Invitation) Advance Registration appreciated - minimum 10, maximum 20 students. $325/week; $75/day (minimum 3-day camp attendance strongly encouraged)
ARTISTIC WEAPONRY featuring the TwinSticks and Nunchauka: August 1-5, 2022; 2:00-4:00pm.  Available to registered students BlueBelt and above. Extend the reach and repertoire of your skills!  Students learn practical self defense moves, sequences and fluid, artistic forms.  A Master S. H. Yu Martial Arts Original workshop: all sequences and forms developed and choreographed by Supreme GrandMaster Yu.  It is our greatest honor and pleasure to bring back this training after a 2-year hiatus. Pre-registration is encouraged: we have a 10-student minimum, 20-student maximum and custom-plan curriculum to enrollment.  All special training camps developed and led by Supreme GrandMaster Yu.    Registration: MasterWilson@Master-SH-Yu.com   $425/week; $100/day (minimum 3-day camp attendance required). If you are NEW to this practice, there is a $50 materials fee for your practice sticks and nunchauka.
AIRBORNE KICKS – 5-day INtenSIVE!: August 8-12, 2022 – Monday through Friday, 2:00-4:00pm. Students BlueBelt and above (+ lower ranks with Master’s invitation) are invited to take advantage of this awesome training opportunity.  You build your strength, skill and martial artist’s mind, and improve your martial arts performance in every way possible! We purposely schedule these before our regularly scheduled classes.  Pre-registration is encouraged: we have a 10-student minimum, 20-student maximum and custom-plan curriculum to enrollment.  All special training camps developed and led by Supreme GrandMaster Yu. Beyond conditioning, the technical mechanics of the many airborne kicks, which may include jump sidekick, doublejump front kick, jump spin wheel kick, scissors kick. Make TigerEyes and sign-up now! Don't miss this awesome opportunity to close out your summer strong and confident! $395/week; 95/day (minimum 3-day camp attendance strongly encouraged) Registration/More Info: MasterWilson@Master-SH-Yu.com
You have worked hard, taken your test, written your essay, and now it's time to get promoted!  We will have your promotions ready for you today (or earlier), and will give you your promotion when you come for class.  We are looking forward to celebrating in a promotion ceremony as soon as it is safe and healthy to do so, but until then, we will go with the flow and recognize you as timing allows before and/or after class :-) Meanwhile, enjoy this pre-pandemic photo of our community promotion ceremony, essays in hand! Here is the link to the essay question: Essay Question - June 2022 Test
During all classes today, we will set aside time for your Essay Presentation and Belt Promotion!  See details on your essay question here. It is always a very joyful time to see and learn from everyone presenting their essay, and to watch you all enjoy your achievement while embracing the new challenges.  Don't worry: if for some reason you are not able to be with us for this community celebration, we will have your belt and certificate waiting for you when you next come to class.  If you have to miss this event, please understand, due to teaching time constraints,  that we may not be able to hear you present your essay, but we look forward to receiving your written version. Any question, we are here for you: MasterWilson@Master-SH-Yu.com
Happy Halloween!  No evening classes tonight! We are on the porch to greet you for Trick-or-Treat from 4-6:30pm. Here is where you will receive (if you dare!) your 30-Day November Challenge (easy, very easy - only commitment is required!)  Others will get it late when we post it on November 1st!  We invite ALL of our students and community and families to JOIN the Challenge! Halloween also launches our one and only annual fundraiser for our amazing food pantry, @BeyondHunger.  Digital or Monetary Donations Only - because, well, it's so easy and the food pantry gets a $9/return for every $1 we contribute.  Bring your dollars, or click here to participate with us! https://fundraise.givesmart.com/vf/MASTERYU We will go through the month of November getting strong and giving back TOGETHER!!!
Everyday, we are grateful for the chance to teach all of you and to call you "Family",  sharing our life of learning and our martial arts journey together. We wish you all a Happy, Healthy Thanksgiving.  The Dojhang will take a short break Wednesday, November 23 - Saturday, November 26. We are back in action on Monday, November 28, 2022.  Have a peaceful, safe and happy holiday!

Trick-or-Treat to FIGHT HUNGER – Our ONE Annual Fundraiser

Halloween is the Official Launch of our Annual Fundraiser to support our food pantry, @BeyondHunger.  We love their wholistic and practical philosophy and commitment to service and community.  This is OUR TIME to Shine.  Please Participate!  Our Goal is always to meet and exceed our previous year.  You all have stepped up Big Time in the past, and we hope you will once again unite with us to Knock-out Hunger in our midst.  We have migrated to a TOTALLY DIGITAL Fundraiser (Including Checks made out to BeyondHunger, and Cash accepted in our Donation Box at the Dojhang).

$1 from us = $9 to the food pantry – every little bit helps! So, crack open that piggy-bank and share with those in need.  GrandMaster has his birthday in November, and for those of you who are wanting to give gifts, this is the BEST gift you could ever give.  Hunger is something we can kick out, TOGETHER!  THANK YOU!

Here’s a link that takes you straight to our fundraiser: https://fundraise.givesmart.com/vf/MASTERYU

 

It's time once again to step forward to show your improvement and advancement over the past quarter: it's Test Day!  We have really been impressed with everyone's commitment, determination, and true martial artist's spirit.  You show up regularly, wear the mask, learn the skills, refine the skills, and take full ownership of your healthy, martial artist's lifestyle!  Our Master Instructors and Instructors are all super proud of you and we are happy to see you shine!  We are looking forward to an awesome day!

Test Day Schedule:

Children's Test: 9:30am-12:30pm Adults & Teen Test: 1:00-4:00pm   Link to the Test Registration Form here  

Any questions?

If you have any questions, please email them to MasterWilson@Master-SH-Yu.com

November 2022: 30-day Martial Arts Conditioning Challenge

Commit, Discipline, Do!

This challenge is for YOU!  It’s YOURS!   Own it – YOU are in charge! And it’s totally FREE! You have nothing to lose!

The Daily 100!

  1. 20 Squat Jumps – Squat Low, and Jump!
  2. 20 Pushups
  3. 20 seconds – Wall Sits – Find a clear wall, and sit against it with a flat back, knees bent at 90 degrees.  Start with 20 seconds, and increase a few seconds each day to make it to 1 or 2 minutes (superstar level!) by Nov.30!
  4. Planks – start with 20 seconds, or whatever duration makes you mildly uncomfortable; increase a few seconds per day through month-end. You will be amazed!!! Try to get to a minute consistently every day.
  5. 20 Hip Dips in your plank – while holding your plank, dip your hips from side to side for a total of 20 times.
  6. Last week of Month, or over THANKSGIVING Break: Write a short response (no more than 2 paragraphs), “Why should we make the effort to challenge ourselves?”
  7. Do something for someone every day without being asked and keep it a secret
By December 8th, Submit a written summary or journal of your achievements.  Prizes for participation, and our overall Winner will take home a medal or other treasured relics and prizes from the Dojhang.
Respectful of your test and hard work, and mindful of our student's holiday schedules and family responsibilities, we are proud to invite you to come forward to receive your promotion today during all classes.  Please bring your essay to present and leave with us as the final portion of your promotion test.  Essay preparation guidelines are here, and the essay question will be posted on site, and on social media, by Monday December 12th. Essay Topic: Martial Arts Promotion Test Essay – December 2022
Happy Holidays! The Dojhang will be on Holiday break from Friday, 12.23 through Wednesday, 12.28. See you back in class on Friday, 12.30, and our New Year's Class the morning of Saturday, 12.31! We wish all of our students, families and friends, peace, health, happiness and good gifts! NinjaLove to all, Supreme GrandMaster Yu, Master Wilson, Master Segreti, Master Enloe, and ALL of your Dedicated Oak Park Martial Arts Instructors :-)
Have a safe and peaceful holiday break as we honor the memory and life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., who's legacy we seek to follow, "The Time is Always Right to DO what is Right!". No classes on Monday, January 16, 2023.
Join us to recognize the Best of the Best of 2022!  Our recognitions will include, but are not limited to: We are scheduling this way to include our beginning Level 1 children and Level 2 children and youth to witness and celebrate the achievements of our Martial Arts Family in 2022.  We hope this allows as many students and families as possible to conveniently be a part of the celebration!  Honestly, EVERYONE has made great progress over the past year in so many ways, and we are truly grateful for the commitment of our students, families, and instructors who have stood strong despite obstacles, which we have weathered-together!  YOU are our WHY in all that we do: YOUR Success = OUR Purpose! Although we have yet to reset our visitor/family seating (it's definitely on the TO-Do List!), parents are always WELCOME! We encourage you to travel light with minimal belongings entering the dojhang (our priority is our students!).  THANK YOU to our sponsors and Supreme GrandMaster Yu, who have helped to make these awards possible, and to our students' dedication and grit!  NinjaLove all around!
Plan to Promote!  If you have studied consistently for the past 3 months, we believe that most students are ready to step forward to TEST and get promoted! Yippee! Detailed schedule: Let's stay healthy, get stronger, and be ready! Please register in advance - submit your test registration (link to the Test Registration Form here), either by email or on site, along with your test fees prior to test day - payments accepted via Zelle to MasterWilson@Master-SH-Yu.com or credit card.

Any questions?

If you have any questions, please email them to MasterWilson@Master-SH-Yu.com
Are you ready for some late-winter warm ups?? We will NOT be teaching our regular schedule of classes today, but we WILL be offering some special HOLIDAY TRAINING OPPORTUNITIES! Advance registration appreciated to plan and customize your curriculum! More details to follow!  Register: MasterWilson@Master-SH-Yu.com
Congratulations to our students who proudly stepped forward to TEST in our quarterly March, 2023 Promotion Test!  Now it's our turn to be Proud, and to listen to your essays, and award and recognize your new belt rank! The essay question is:   "What is the BEST way to improve myself, and how can I accomplish this goal?" Your promotion ceremony is planned during classes today!  Please bring your essay (see the essay preparation guidelines here.....it's easy!), present your essay, and receive your promotion! Parents, you are welcome to join us! Please travel light: seating is limited!
Wishing everyone a safe, healthy and happy Spring Break as we take pause here to welcome this new season of GROWTH in ourselves, our Dojhang, and our Martial Arts Practice. No Classes Saturday March 25 through Saturday April 1, 2023 - back in action on Monday, April 3rd!
Wishing our Students who celebrate, and all Friends, Family & Community a Good Passover and a Solemn Easter Weekend celebration - we ARE in class on Saturday, 4.8, but no classes Friday, 4.7 in observance of Good Friday.
Advancing forward into summer! Detailed Testing Schedule: Children:  9:30am-12:30pm - Parents:  You are welcome to be with us to witness the awesome testing performance!  Dismissal will be staggered based on level, student roster, and test flow.  We will try to give you a specific pickup time for your children, but please do feel free to check in with us that day, and definitely make a detailed pickup plan with your children. Adult/Teen:  1:00-4:00pm - dismissal will be staggered based on level. Your ESSAY QUESTION will be posted the Monday after testing on Monday, June 12th by end of day! We are looking forward to a wonderful day together celebrating your RISE!
Hello Summer! The Dojhang will observe the Memorial Day Holiday - no classes Sat, May 27 or Mon May 29.

As we celebrate the start of summer and wrap up a very good school year (whew! wooHoo!), let’s remember what Memorial Day is all about – offer a good work, or peaceful thought to honor the Memory of those true warriors who paid the ultimate sacrifice of their lives so that we could all live free and enjoy the privileges of our beautiful country.  Let’s nurture our Nobility of Spirit and commit to practicing patience and understanding with the people and places we encounter in our martial artist’s life XO

 

Hello Martial Arts Family! No classes during Summer Holiday Break, July 3-8 - We are back in action on Monday, July 10! Have a Safe, Peaceful and Healthy 4th of July Holiday!  God Bless the USA!  Let's sparkle and shine goodness and light wherever we go!
Quarterly testing, offered every 3 months, gives you the opportunity to advance and receive your promotion on the skills you have learned, practiced and mastered throughout the quarter. Testing Schedule is: 9:30am  Children/Youth 1:00pm  Adults/Teens Your Essay question will be assigned the Monday after the group test, by end of day 12.4.23.  You can present your essay with your classmates when you come for your Promotion Ceremony! Please register in advance! Registration deadline is Wednesday, November 29th - submit your test registration (link to the Test Registration Form here), either by email or on site, along with your test fees by 11.29.23 - payments accepted via Zelle to MasterWilson@Master-SH-Yu.com or in person at the dojhang.

Any questions?

We will respond promptly!  Please email to MasterWilson@Master-SH-Yu.com
Quarterly testing, offered every 3 months, gives you the opportunity to advance and receive your promotion on the skills you have learned, practiced and mastered throughout the quarter. Testing Schedule is: 9:30am  Children/Youth 1:00pm  Adults/Teens Your Essay question will be assigned the Monday after the group test.  You can present your essay with your classmates when you come for your Promotion Ceremony! Please register in advance - submit your test registration (link to the Test Registration Form here), either by email or on site, along with your test fees prior to test day - payments accepted via Zelle to MasterWilson@Master-SH-Yu.com or credit card.

Any questions?

If you have any questions, please email them to MasterWilson@Master-SH-Yu.com
You took your test, you passed your test, now it's time to receive your promotion! Join us in community during your regular class times to present your essay (here's the essay question!), and receive your promotion! Note: we will not teach regular classes this day as our promotion ceremony is the featured event! We can't wait to see your new belts, new skills, new purpose!  Congratulations!  
Artistic Weaponry: Experienced, registered students only for this one-day workshop!  1:00-3:00pm; tuition $145/student AirborneKicks: Registered students blue belt and above are eligible for this one!  3:15-5:15pm; tuition $125/student All training programs developed and presented by Supreme GrandMaster Yu. More info and registration: email MasterWilson@Master-SH-Yu.com You've got the day off, why not put it to work for you!  Refresh your skills! Improve your conditioning! Get Airborne!  Learn from a Legend! No evening classes on Monday, October 9th - Special Holiday Training Camps only!
Happy Thanksgiving to our Martial Arts Family, Friends and Fans!  Wishing everyone a healthy, happy holiday as we all take pause to remember the many blessings in our lives, and in our martial arts training! We are grateful to our Instructors, Students and Families for the dedication, support and good energy that you bring to the Dojhang and to our lives every single day! Even though we won't be in class, remember your November Challenge!  Keep doing it and stay devoted to your good health and continued improvement! See you back in class on Monday, November 27th!
Hi Everybody! Happy Halloween! C'mon over to the Dojhang for Trick-or-Treat and get your 30-Day November Challenge!  This is a fun way for us to do something healthy and GOOD for ourselves (in-between chocolate! LOL!) - while proving HOW EASY it is to incorporate healthy, good habits.  It's a secret! The challenge won't be revealed until you come over to the Dojhang on Halloween to show us your costume and then it's OUR TREAT to you to launch a healthy November, 2023. This is also the day that we launch our Annual "Trick-or-Treat to End Hunger", supporting our very own BEYOND HUNGER food pantry and nutrition education center!  DIGITAL DONATIONS ONLY!  You can donate here: https://fundraise.givesmart.com/e/tCZgZA?vid=114wpx. Master S.H. Yu Martial Arts Family is super committed to supporting our community and sharing the NinjaLove through commitment, purpose, and collective effort!
Be Outstanding!  Bring on the Challenge!  We have a great way to close-out "#OUTSTANDING OCTOBER":  It's that time of year when we look within to reclaim our healthy habits and daily practice before those holidays and year-end obligations creep up on us!  It's time to join in-community, yet work at our own pace, within our own schedules, to unite as martial artists for our Healthy Lives! Let's have some fun together! Let's encourage each other along the way! We will be handing out the challenge for Trick-or-Treat from 4-6pm on 10.31, but if you are looking to jump-start, here's the deal:  (SO EASY!!!)

November 2023: 30-day Challenge

Let’s do this!  Commit, Discipline, Do!

Remember:  This challenge is for YOU!  It’s YOURS!  Do it and Own it – YOU are in charge!

Daily:

  1. 20 Pushups – Optional:  start with regular pushups, and work up to walking pushups by month-end!
  2. Planks – start with 20 seconds, or whatever duration makes you mildly uncomfortable; increase 5 seconds per day through month-end. You will be amazed!!! Try to get to a minute consistently every day.
  3. RoundHouse Kicks – QUALITY! 20 consecutive snaps on each side  - increase by week up to 30 maximum with pull-back each time.
  4. Stretch Kicks – QUALITY! 10 on each side; front; inside; outside, all 3 or only 1…..hey: it’s YOUR challenge!!
  5. CraneBalance on One Leg: elevate one knee above your belt and elevate your arms in the Crane position – balance 20 seconds each leg – this is your consistent goal by month end.
  6. Last week of Month, or over THANKSGIVING Break: Write an Essay no more than 2 paragraphs, “Why should we consciously make the effort to challenge ourselves?”
  7. Do something for someone every day without being asked!

By December 8th, Submit your essay and a summary of your achievements!  The Winner will take home a medal or other treasured relics and prizes from the Dojhang.

  "Kick-Out Hunger!" through December 1st, as part of our united community effort to END Hunger in our community and support the health and well-being of us all. Please join Supreme GrandMaster Yu, our Instructors, Families and Friends in this DIGITAL ONLY Food Drive to Support BEYOND HUNGER.  (Monetary Donations make the biggest impact, as $1 = $9 to the food pantry in terms of purchasing power!) We love the educational, wholistic philosophy of our food pantry that really does GO BEYOND to bring good nutrition accessible to all.  Many of our students are always looking for ways to show their appreciation to Supreme GrandMasterYu and our Instructors for the commitment and work that they do throughout the year.  What better way than to unite for right, uphold justice, and BE THE BEST of the BEST.  Together, we ALWAYS make a BIG DIFFERENCE! You can donate here: https://fundraise.givesmart.com/e/tCZgZA?vid=114wpx  
Let's gather to celebrate!  Present your essay and receive your promotion!  You have done the work, and it's time for a NEW START and FRESH ENERGY! We are reverting back to our original promotion ceremony format that unifies ALL the children/youth and ALL the Adult/Teen students who have tested and are ready for promotion.  There are NO REGULAR CLASSES on Ceremony Day! (Private Lessons by appointment) Detailed Schedule: Children/Youth - all levels:  5:00pm Adult/Teen - all levels:  7:00pm  
Happy Holidays!  Wishing our entire martial arts family peace, happiness and every success through the year-end and in our Brand New Year 2024!  May every good wish come true for you, and may good health and positive energy be your most treasured gifts to live and to share. NinjaLove Forever, Supreme GrandMaster Yu and all of your Master S.H. Yu Martial Arts Instructors and Team!
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