Thank You to all of our sponsors, volunteers, the competitors that came out and the spectators that came out to watch. It was an honor to have Johnson's Tiger Rock Martial Arts as the host of this year's national tournament here in Cary, North Carolina. There were several hundred competitors who came out to witness and participate in World-Class Martial Arts Competition. Our student, 3rd degree black belt and violinist, Svetak Sundhar performed the national anthem beautifully
My family and I went to help clean up after Hurricane Sandy in Staten Island, NY. I really couldn’t believe my eyes. I’m going to tell you about our trip and all of the places we went along with the people we met and helped. Philadelphia:
The first day we drove to Philadelphia. It wasn’t that easy. It took about seven and a half hours. In our car there was my Mom driving, our au pair, Malin, and my brother Arran and me. My Dad had gone ahead in another car. Once we go
Ramya performed community service at a church in Apex, North Carolina as part of her black belt test for Tae Kwon Do. It appears that she gained some very valuable insight through her work. At Johnson's, it is our goal to teach the student so much more than karate. Brown Bag Ministry By: Ramya Kolagani Last week my mom and I went to the Saint Mary Magdalene Catholic Church to volunteer in a program called the Brown Bag Ministry. The Brown Bag Ministry is a program that gives
Siddhartha Das, 10 years old and already having achieved a 3rd Degree Black Belt, is always searching for the next big challenge. Siddhartha has been training with Bryson and Melissa Johnson at Tiger Rock Martial Arts in Cary since he was 4 years old. He also is a 5th Grader at Washington Elementary and enjoys playing the piano and working on his Lego Mind Storm.
Siddhartha has had the opportunity to participate in many different community service projects over the years th
We are pleased to announce that Johnson's Tiger Rock Martial Arts was nominated for the Community Service Award through the Cary Chamber of Commerce. At Johnson's, we really work to not only get the student to grow stronger physically, but as a human-being. This is an important part of the learning process in our school, and we appreciate the acknowledgement of our efforts. #communityservice
Both Mr. Diaz and Mrs. Ashton received their care packages last week. Mr. Felix Diaz is a Sergeant First Class in the Army and Officer Ashton serves in the navy. They are both Tiger Rock Blackbelts in TaeKwonDo and are stationed in Afghanistan. There aren't really any stores nearby where they can buy supplies...And with the heat, sand, and other discomforts that come along with a deployment of this nature, many household items can be very useful to deployed soldiers. One of o
Devin Paulus and his stepdad, Joe Tripp volunteered at the Special Olympics as part of their black belt project at Tiger Rock Martial Arts in Cary. This is what 11 year old, Devin had to say about their experience at the tournament. The volleyball Special Olympics were held this year in N.C. State. Go Wolf pack! Anyways, when we got there we had to go to the end of the street in a reserved spot. That just proves there is going to be a lot of people there, and it felt like mil
Johnson's Tiger Rock Martial Arts of Cary instructor and 2nd Degree Black Belt, Jimmy Loo hosted our 1st Annual Red Cross Blood Drive outside of the Cary academy this past Saturday.
Mr. Loo worked very hard in his recruitment of donors, placing signage that advertised the event, and also in the overall management of the event.
23 donors gave blood, which was a great show of empathy this holiday season!! #CommunityService
Many of you probably remember last April when Mr. Stephen Keim and I went to perform community service in wake of the Tuscaloosa, Alabama tornado. We traveled the long trip to Tuscaloosa bringing supplies to those martial arts students who were affected by the disaster. You also remember the students engaged in the process of raising money through various efforts such as Hasitha's Henna Stand, Evan's Snack Stand and more. The devastation was shocking. Both Stephen and I had n
For my community service project this cycle, I planted flowers for my neighbors.
First, we went out and bought the supplies. We got one bag of soil, one bag of mulch, and five packs of pansies. Then, I loaded the supplies into our dump cart and hauled them down the street. We turned over the earth with our shovels (my mom helped). Then we added the fresh soil and dug holes for the flowers. In each hole, I put some fertilizer. Finally, we put the flowers in the holes, smoothe