Black Belt Graduation - December 3rd, 2010
On Friday December 3rd, 2010 eight of our students were
promoted during the Black Belt grading in Waterbury CT.
- Promoted from 1st to 2nd Dan
- John Yascovic
- James McHale
- Promoted from Apprentice to 1st Dan
- Nicolas LaFazia
- Theo Mihailidess
- Angelina LaFazia
- Amy Gareau
- Colin LeSage
- Lynn Kosiver
In total 46 students graduated to various ranks of Black Belt.
Congratulations to all!
Black Belt Graduation - September 24th, 2010
On Friday September 24th three of our students were promoted during
the Black Belt grading in Waterbury CT. Kia Tellier and Matthew Yaskovic were
promoted from 1st to 2nd Dan. John Feeney was promoted from Apprentice to 1st
Dan. In total 44 students graduated to various ranks of Black Belt.
Congratulations to all!
On Sunday May 23rd several students competed in the Third Federation
Intra-School Tournament in Waterbury. Check out some of our trophy winners
below. Complete results are available
on the Cheezic website. Master Saucier and Mrs. Shemick
also judged at the event. Congratulations to all below who competed and
represented our school so well!
Big Graduation on Friday May 7th
On Friday May 7th we graduated 28 students from our school and 5 from
the Lincoln YMCA under Black Belt Mr. Boucher. For more details and photos,
New Class Schedule
There will be no more Monday or Wednesday classes for a while...
The list below is the setup for the childrens classes. This
change will take effect on Tuesday May 11, 2010. All classes will be on Tuesday and Thursday
- The 1st class will be from 6:00 to 6:45
- The 2nd class will be from 6:45 to 7:30
- The last class will be from 7:30 to 8:30
The Saturday morning classes will remain the same with all children
in the same class.
If anyone has a conflict with the time of the class, please see Master
Saucier so we can work it out.
20 Graduate on Friday April 2nd
The adult class promoted 20 students on Friday April 2nd, including
our newest Apprentice Black Belt, Stephen Duquette. For more details and
photos, click here.
We've started the web site update and we could use your help. We'd
like to add some images (short slide shows) that demonstrate the benefits of
martial arts and AMAC. Thus we need pictures that demonstrate words such
Power, Flexibility, Balance/Coordination, Discipline, Self Defense,
Confidence, Honor/Respect, Family Fun.
Please let the Master or John Feeney know if you have pictures we can
use. Tang Soo!
Hall of Fame
It was announced Sunday at the tournament that Master Kaitlyn Saucier
will be inducted into the Action Martial Arts Magazine's Hall of Fame. She will
be receiving this award in Atlantic City, NJ. That will make three master belts
from the Saucier family that will be in the Hall of Fame. Anyone wishing to go
down to Atlantic City to attend this dinner see Master Ken
Hall of Fame
On January 12, 2008 some masters from the Cheezic Tang Soo Do
Federation were inducted into the Hall of Fame. Among those who received this
honor was our Master Paula Saucier. She began her martial arts training in
February 1988 and since then has attained the rank of Master Belt 5th Degree.
Over the years she has done much in the federation, competed and won many
awards, attended seminars and met many other martial artist in her travels.
Among those that she has met are; Chuck Norris, Bill "Superfoot" Wallace, Jean
Frenette (Canadian Champion), and Andrea Tippett (future Hall of Famer for the
New England Patriots). She has been a major builder of AMAC over the years. She
has helped to build all the programs that we now have in place, as well as has
been and continues to be an inspiration to other women in the martial arts.
Master Saucier competed in the federation tournaments against other master
belts and won in weapons and forms competition. She was one of only two women
who competed in this division against the men, the other woman who competed was
her daughter Master Kaitlyn Saucier. While completing it was one of those two
women who usually won first place. I would have to say we are very lucky indeed
to have her as part of our school. Congratulations Master Paula Saucier on your
huge accomplishment, I hope other women see what you have done and follow your
example as to what a woman in the martial arts can do.
At AMAC we have a site for photos of everything that happens to us...
gradings, tournaments, demos, gatherings of every kind... all sorts of things
happen in our lives... I would like you to add photos that you may want to
share online with us... anyone who would like to download their photos on our
site for all to see may do so, in fact we encourage it... We like to see what
is going on in your world as a student of AMAC... If your are interested in
downloading photos, see Mrs. Leeder or myself and we will gladly tell you how
you can do this...