Wednesday, December 9, 2009

GMA Graduation Dec. 5th 2009

orange belt ------------Noel Bode
Yellow Belt ------------Sarah Liz Pogany
-----------------------Lydia Bode

Dark Green Belt------------Jabriel Bravo Abhumed
---------------------------Dorothy Bode
---------------------------James "jimmy" Bode
---------------------------Jesse "jesse james" Bode
---------------------------John "steam" Bode
---------------------------Joshua "tricky nicky" Bode
----------------------------Leah "princess Leah" Bode
Blue Belt -----------------Shakir Imani
1ST DEGREE BLACK BELT ------PAT "PITBULL" LEEHEY

FROM MASTER GRIFFIN, GREAT JOB AND CONGRATS ON YOUR NEW BELT

GRIFFIN MARTIAL ARTS

Sunday, December 6, 2009

last graduation of the year at gma

pat leehey gma paper What Tae Kwon Do means to me.

What Tae Kwon Do means to me

My wife Chris, my mother in law Jan, my son Joey, and Master Griffin are all equally to blame for me getting involved in Martial Arts. On Christmas 2005, Joey received a present from Grandma Jan that included do-bok and a karate “how to” VHS tape. This gift caused Joey to become very interested in karate and he asked to begin taking classes. Chris wanted us to do this in the neighborhood and found Griffin Martial Arts. She gave me the contact info and I made that fateful first call.

We first came to Griffin Martial Arts to watch a Saturday morning class. I had no intention (or I figured physical ability) of becoming involved as I had multiple nagging injuries. Within minutes Master Griffin had Joey and I up and participating. I tried to beg off, Master Griffin simply told me “Let’s go - you’ll be fine”. As I went through that first class, I noticed that there was a comradarie amongst the parents and children that I had seldom seen between what appeared to be randomly connected people. As a newcomer, I was being encouraged and helped by everyone I was paired with. As a result, I was immediately hooked.

As we started weekday classes, we met Mr. Daniel Olakunle. He possessed a calmness and composure, and yet a fire that I desired. He stressed stretching and technique from the very first class. I began doing the stretching regimine and the kata that he taught us every weekday morning on my own. I began to see immediate improvement in my flexibility, and my back was feeling better than it had in years!

My older son Tanner joined in with us after a few weeks. I had continued the morning workouts and soon found myself in the position to help my sons learn the material and discovered I really enjoyed this aspect of this newly found passion of mine. I began teaching my boys at home, which took a lot of proding and pushing. I learned an invaluable lesson from this, but more on that later.

As time went on, I began staying on Saturday’s for Spar Wars. At first I was very apprehensive, worried about my stamina and simple survival. I was loved the contact, whether I was being hit or doing the hitting (I must confess, I would rather be the one doing the hitting). It provides immediate feedback on your progress and allows trying new techniques in a safe setting. The biggest thing I have learned from sparring is to deal with frustration. The process of sparring and then analyzing the days work as a group, getting others feedback, and then analyzing the it on my own has been an amazing learning experiance. I have learned to keep pushing, keep trying, and to not put my own mental limitations on myself. This continues to be a big hurdle for me, and I learn from every session, even though it may not seem like it in the heat of things.

TKD has meant a re-dedication to body and mind for me, it has caused me to learn and maintain a focus that I did not posses previously. Even though I continue to fight through injuries, I have re-found my body. I am able to do things in my 40’s that I never thought possible in my teens. It has literally become part of my everyday life. I see it in my work, my home life, and I see it as I move about my community. I have become more confident in my abilities, I am able to control my emotions, and I am calmer in my overall demeanor. I use TKD constantly when I am under stress, a quick run through Jung-Shin-Il-Do-Ha-Sa-Bul-Sung or a mental walk through of a form, will calm and refocus my mind and body regardless of the situation.

I have discovered how much I enjoy teaching others. Whether it be my sons, or a fellow student. Many have given of themselves and helped me on my journey, and it is my pleasure and duty to help others. Many people are shy and will not ask for help. I have learned to take a leadership roll and just start teaching. Some people want to learn on their own, and will ask for help only when they want it. I have learned to wait. Pushing too hard will have almost immediate negative consequences, through this I have learned patience.

I have seen the positive and negative sides of competition. I choose to focus on the positive and take from that experience all that I can. I choose to recognize the negative aspects of competition, and strive to keep them at arms length. Competition is yet another avenue for me to learn and grow as I
watch and absorb from others.

Lastly, I have found new mentors as a result of my involvement in TKD. People that I know I will be able to count on to help me with more than technique and form.


Pat Leehey

required paper for griffin martial arts a south minneapolis karate studio
owned and operated by Master Griffin

new black belt at Griffin Martial Arts Mr. Pat pitbull Leehey

we have a new black belt at Griffin Martial Arts Mr. Pat pitbull Leehey. Dec 5th 2009

congratulations for an excellent exam on saturday at 11-1pm at griffin martial arts.
Graduations are always and exciting time for the staff and students but a black belt graduation is the pinicle of graduations and demostrates the next new beggining not just an endpoint.

Sunday, November 15, 2009

MASTERGRIFFIN'S LIMITED TIME CHARTER CLUBS

Please call 612-408-3626 to enroll in our limited time offer
Griffin Kardioarts charter clubs
Master Griffin is offering 3, 6 or even 12 months free

When you join 1 of our pre-pay limited charter clubs
You’ll get free months
Reduced monthly tuition rate from $129 to just $99
Act by this Wednesday and get a free Grifgear pack


· We are a Martial Arts Studio Located in Minneapolis that teaches kids karate, Family Tae-kwon-do and fitness kickboxing


thank you for visiting our website,
master griffin 7th degree black belt


· GRIFFIN MARTIAL ARTS
· Kardioarts KickBoxing Charter Clubs
· Gold 36 month
· Silver 24 month
· Bronze 12 month
By November 19th 2009
· Griffinkardio arts
· the Elite Fitness Training Program
· Improved self esteem and confidence
· Get in shape Quickly
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GET READY FOR THE TIME OF YOUR LIFE!!!

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612-408-3626 MASTER GRIFFIN'S CELL PHONE

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Gold charter club 36 months pre-paid @ $99 a month
$3,564
Get one full year valued at
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Silver charter club 24 months pre-paid @ $99 a month
$2,376
Get a half-year valued at
$774

Bronze charter club 12 months pre-paid @ $99 a month
$1,188
Get 3 months valued at
$387


call mastergriffin at 612-408-3626

by Wednesday November 19th2009















Hey this is Master Griffin with www.MasterGriffin.com you can call me at 612-408-3626
Your kickboxing instructor at Griffin Martial Arts

We’re offering for a limited time only to all our Kardioarts clients a way to save some money and get some free Grifgear goodies for kickboxing classes

We are pleased to announce the Limited Charter Club pre-pay memberships.

We have three clubs with up to a year of free unlimited kickboxing classes (valued at $129 month)

We will give a discount the $129 rate $30 dollars to just $99 a month

Here is how membership works:

GOLD CHARTER CLUB
When you pre-pay for 36 months at $99 ($3,564) you get 12 months (valued at $1,548) FREE !!!

SILVER CHARTER CLUB
When you pre-pay for 24 months at $99 ($2,376) you get 6 months (valued at $774) FREE !!!

BRONZE CHARTER CLUB
When you pre-pay for 12 months at $99 ($1,188) you get 3 months (valued at $ 387) FREE !!!


Oh, by the way if you act by Wednesday, November 19th you can get a free Grifgear Kardioarts kit

Call me as soon a possible at 612-408 –3626 to enroll by phone
Or stop in on before class by wed.


www.MASTERGRIFFIN.COM
Master Griffin 7th Degree Black Belt
Head Instructor
Owner and Creator of Kardio Arts Kickboxing
mastergriffin@mastergriffin.com
612-408-3626
4101 Chicago Ave. South
Minneapolis, Mn. 55407

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Happy Halloween. Kick or...




Happy Halloween. Kick or treat. Have a safe and fruitful Halloween on Saturday. We'll see you guys in class and we'll have special treats on Saturday. Talk to you guys soon. Out. This is Master Griffin.
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Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Congratulations to Pat Lehi....




Congratulations to Pat Lehi. Also known as Pitbull. He got 3rd place in forms and he got 1st place in creative weapon. Mr. Olakuli got 3rd place in heavy weight black belt sparring. Diamond Nationals. Give shout out. Peace.
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Monday, October 5, 2009

To all the community...




To all the community education martial arts students and kickboxers. If you enroll on our 3 month special you'll get 2 free months. Please give me a call at 6124083626. Thank you.
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Welcome to all the community education martial art and cardio kickboxing students that enrolled at Roosevelt to Griffin Martial Arts. This is Master Griffin and feel free to give me a call at 6124083626.
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Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Hey this is master...




Hey this is master Griffin of Griffin Martian Arts competition team the diamond national coming up. Please come out and support our team diamondnationals.com but we'll have a team of competitors doing forms weapons sparring. This is.
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Welcome to griffin martial arts community education. This is master G on a cellphone hoping that you can attend our community our community education classes 6 weeks for $69. Give me a call 6124083626.
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Tuesday, September 29, 2009

This is Master Griffin...




This is Master Griffin of Minneapolis community education cardio kickboxing and family martial art. Welcome to our program. If you have any questions give me a call at 612-408-3626. We look forward to working with you.
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This is master Griffin of Griffin martial arts competition team. Congratulations to Mr. Daniel Oracule 2nd place I mean 3rd place black belt spine Pat Leihi 2 2nd place and 2 1st place at the swim city open.
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Tuesday, September 8, 2009

This is mastergriffin from...




This is mastergriffin from his cellphone. Just letting everybody know that we're gonna be offering Star Wars as a seminar package. We're gonna offer point fighting. We're gonna offer Taekwondo fighting and also cardio kickboxing. So.
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Our in house community education programs are real simple, people start with them before the commission education sources They can pre-register at out door for the same rate put give some extra-
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This is Master Griffin of Griffin Martial Arts. On my cellphone letting you know about our up coming community education schedule and community education courses. Whatever we have offered in the community.
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Friday, August 28, 2009

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www.ning.com/mastergriffin
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5 POINT KNIFE DRILL, AGAINST A PUNCH USING A EXTENDED GRIP 12-408-3626MASTERGRIFFIN, AT GRIFFIN MARTIAL ARTS A SOUTH MINNEAPOLIS KARATE STUDIO LOCATED AT 4101 CHICAGO AVE SOUTH, MINNEAPOLIS, MN CAL...
5 POINT KNIFE DRILL, AGAINST A PUNCH USING A EXTENDED GRIP12-408-3626MASTERGRIFFIN, AT GRIFFIN MARTIAL ARTS A SOUTH MINNEAPOLIS KARATE STUDIO LOCATED AT 4101 CHICAGO AVE SOUTH, MINNEAPOLIS, MN CALL US AT 6

Cellar Kickboxing and Martial Arts

An International Kickboxing Federation world champion brings his skills back to campus.
Cellar Kickboxing and Martial Arts will move back to campus this fall with more space and hopes of attracting University of Minnesota students.The Cellar, which is going to be renamed The Cellar Fight and Fitness because of changes made to the programs, will be located on 2715 4th St. SE.International Kickboxing Federation world champion Chris Cichon is the owner and chief instructor at the gym, as well as an alumnus of the University.The Cellar is looking to attract primarily University students with martial arts programs in kickboxing, mixed martial arts, boxing, muay thai, fitness and jiu jitsu , Cichon said.The gym aims to help students become competitive in kickboxing and mixed martial arts and also provide a range of fitness and exercise classes that help non-fighters stay in shape.Cellar Kickboxing and Martial Arts was previously housed in the basement of Joe's Market and Deli on Como Avenue Southeast, but moved nearly four years ago to New Brighton for more space.The location on 4th Street is 6,200 square feet, three times the size of the current building. The new location has a full size boxing ring and two separate training floors, which will allow them to hold multiple classes simultaneously.The Cellar will have a grand opening Sept. 12, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. More than 500 college students have been invited to participate in the event.Cichon said he doesn’t think there are many places around campus that offer similar programs to The Cellar.Griffin Martial Arts & KickBoxing , located in South Minneapolis, does not expect to compete with The Cellar for business.Owner Keith Griffin said he offers classes that place a greater emphasis on fitness, not competition.“I don’t see it as a threat,” Griffin said. “Kickboxing promotes awareness, if they bring it here, it is also good for us.”Kinesiology senior Aurora Palmer said she has been attending The Cellar since 2007 and took a kickboxing class, among others.Palmer said she is happy to see The Cellar return to campus.“As a college student it is a little bit easier for commuting purposes,” she said.Nick Riley , 19, trains in kickboxing at The Cellar and won a championship belt in 2007, outclassing three opponents with no previous experience in the fighting ring.Riley, who is 3-0, said he is scheduled to fight an Alaskan kickboxer who has never fought before on Aug. 22.Riley has four years of training experience and said he spends about ten hours a week preparing for the fight.Cichon said while he hasn’t finalized a membership price for the new campus location, monthly fees to belong to The Cellar will be under $100 per month.
© 2009 Minnesota DailySource URL (retrieved on 08/28/2009 - 10:33pm): http://www.mndaily.com/2009/08/04/cellar-kickboxing-returns-campus

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

We are gonna be...




We are gonna be starting Star Wars specialized seminars Saturday at 11am. We'll have specialized sparring tactics, drill skills and limited weapons and sparring gear at griffin.
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Saturday, July 18, 2009

Congratulations to the July...




Congratulations to the July 2009 karate graduates. We had a successful graduation today. Students ranging from 3 years old all the way up to adult we had Tommy we had Devon we had.
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Friday, July 17, 2009

Hey. This is Master...




Hey. This is Master Griffin. we're gonna be (?) a few specials if you're interested in saving some money on our private lesson program which is our PSS Personal success session please give me a call at 6124083626.
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Saturday, July 4, 2009

Saturday, June 27, 2009

Hello. This is Master...




Hello. This is Master Griffin from Griffin Martial Arts. Upcoming event we have a belt graduation July 18th at 11am in Saturday at Griffin's Martial Arts and the 25th of July.
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Saturday, June 20, 2009

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What Do You Get When You Cross an Aerobics Workout With A Karate Class?

You get Master Griffin’s Kardio Kickboxing, which takes the best parts of an aerobics workout (music, excitement, and energy) and mixes it with the best parts of a karate class (self-defense techniques like jabbing, kicking, punching and blocking). And the result creates such a fun and useful workout that will get you in shape, lose fat and gain muscle.
Call today to sign up for Master Griffin’s indoor or outdoor 8 week Kardio Kickboxing Boot Camps.
·Classes are for adults only
·You wear regular workout clothes and shoes.
·No physical contact.
·No experience Necessary.

Griffin Martial Arts
4101 Chicago Ave. So
Minneapolis, MN 55407
612 408 3626





GRIFFIN MARTIAL ARTS
KARDIO KICKBOXING
BOOT CAMPS

Camp Start Date Monday July 6th, 2008


Cost $447.00……starts Monday July 6th
Silver Camp – Out Door camp location
8028 Morgan Circle
Brooklyn Park – in Norwood Park
Monday and Wednesday 5:45 am to 6:45 am
Saturday 7:00 am to 8:00 am at 4101 Chicago Ave So
Minneapolis MN

Cost $387.00….. starts Tuesday July 7th
Bronze Camp – In Door camp location
4101 Chicago Ave So
Minneapolis, MN 55407
Tuesday and Thursday 5:45 am to 6:45 am
Saturday 7:00 am to 8:00 am


Cost $497.00….. starts Monday July 6th
Gold Camp – Includes Silver and Bronze camps and Saturday from 7:00 am to 9:00 am at both locations


KARDIO KICKBOXING BOOT CAMP
REGISTRATION FORM

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City _________________________________ State _________ Zip________
Phone (_____) _______ ________ Cell ( _____ ) _______ _______

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Master Griffin's Bio
7th Degree Black Belt
from GrandMaster Joe Lewis 10th Degree Black Belt Joe Lewis American Karate Kickboxing Systems
Owner of Griffin Martial Arts since 1986
Minneapolis Community Education Martial Arts Instructor since 1984
Creator, Founder and Head instructor of Griffin Kardio Arts fitness kickboxing
Past State chair Minnesota AAU Martial Arts
National Tournament Champion, with over 200 Awards in sport karate
Traininer and Coach to many national champions

As a competitor, Master Griffin has traveled extensively and has earned over 200 trophies, plaques, and ribbons, ranging from weapons competition to free fighting. Now a 7th Degree Black Belt, Master Griffin openly shares the knowledge that competition experience has given him, teaching his students to compete and become champions. As coach of the Junior Olympic Team and Head Coach of Team Kick, Master Griffin's students have won Gold, Silver, and Bronze Medals, as well as over 400 trophies, with these numbers expecting to increase. In addition, Master Griffin has promoted the GMAA Internal Karate Championships and the Hall of Fame Classic.

Master Griffin teaches to expect the unexpected, to look-listen and learn, to expect excellence, to be champions not just winners. Cool under pressure creates diamonds, as the school motto taught by Tae-Kwon-Do Grandmaster Jay Hyon: Jung-Sin-Il-Do-Ha-Sa-Bul-Sung When your body and mind work together -- NOTHING IS IMPOSSIBLE.

THIS IS A BLACK BELT SCHOOL, AND WE'RE ON A QUEST TO DO OUR BEST.

Learn self-defense techniques with martial arts instruction including kickboxing and tae kwon do classes from Master Griffin in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
Email: Mastrgrif@hotmail.comstudio phone : 612-827-7656cell phone: 612-408-3626Street Adress:4101 Chicago Ave S.Mpls, MN 55407
Locations where mMaster Griffin Instructs
Cristo Rey Jesuit High School master instructor is Master Griffin
Summit Early Learning Center, Pre-schoolers and School Agers


Master Griffin's InstructorsGrand Master Jay Hyon (ret.), Founder of the Karate CenterMaster Vic Marotta, founder of the American Karate StudioMaster Bill Miller,Founder of Professional Karate StudiosGrand Master Hee Sang Ro, founder of World Martial Arts CenterSon of the Founder of Song Moo Kwan Style of Tae-kwon-doGrand Master Rev. Dr. Terry Warner, Founder of House of the Dragon Founder Chan Shou Do system of Kung FuSifu Al Lam, Northern Shaolin, Kung FuUniversity of Minnesota Chinese Kung Fu clubMaster Moon Kim, Founder of The Minnesota Taekwondo Center Sifu Richard Oliver, Praying Mantis Kung-FuGrand Master Joe Lewis, Joe Lewis American Karate & Kickboxing Systemsprivate lesson student of BRUCE LEEBruce Lee one of Joe Lewis's Instructors

links
http://www.minneapolispal.org/ Minneapolis Police Athletic League
http://www.mpls.k12.mn.us/ Minneapolis Public Schools
http://commed.mpls.k12.mn.us/ minneapolis community education
http://www.mul.org/ Minneapolis Urban League

Welcome to the exciting world of martial arts! From our pre-school programs to our martial arts fitness programs, Master Griffin and our instructors are dedicated to helping you and/or your family achieve your individual goals. Why is Martial Arts so Popular? Martial arts are so popular because no other activity can provide the same results as martial arts for each individual participant. Whether your goals are self-confidence, self-defense, personal development, fitness, flexibility or to earn a black belt, our school will take you there. Martial Arts is Great for Children Parents today are recognizing that the public school system is not enough. Millions of parents are bringing martial arts, as we teach here, into their children's lives to supplement their education. Carleton University, in a study reported in Psychology Today (January 1985), found that children in martial arts have a lower level of anxiety; an increased sense of responsibility; a decrease in the willingness to take foolish risks; a higher sense of self-esteem; higher level of social intelligence; and were less likely to be radical.

The Griffin Martial Arts Program offered through Community Education, is an excellent introductory program to Martial Arts for children 2 years and up. Learn tae kwon do ( Korean martial arts) learn safe kicks, punches, stances and blocks of the art of tae kwon do. Unique programs for the tiny tigers (2-4 years) is our Look-Listen & Learn program. For our Dragons (5-7 years) and Jaguars (8-11 years) our Leadership & Life skills program will arm children for the future with all the key traits of success and happiness: self-esteem, confidence, & self-discipline. For our teen and adult programs students will develop self-confidence and focus and insight to spot and avoid dangerous situations with the self- defense skills to defend yourselves.


We at Griffin Martial Arts America & Kardio Arts Kickboxing have number of different programs to offer even the busiest students. From our martial arts for children and pre-school classes to our martial arts fitness, and black belt programs we have a program for everyone.
TAEKWONDO- Korean martial art using the hands 30% and kicks 70%
Programs in this area to chose from are:
Basic taekwondo program
Black Belt Club sport karate program
Masters Club of Self-defense
Expert Weapons Club
All-Star Leadership and Instructor Program

We also have private and semi-private lessons called PERSONAL SUCCESS SESSIONS--OR PSS
PEMAP- PRIVATE/PUBLIC EDUCATION MARTIAL ARTS PROGRAM--FOR GRADE SCHOOLS TO TRAIN ON SITE AT GRIFFIN MARTIAL ARTS 4101 CHICAGO AVE SO
KardioArts Kickboxing Systems Aerobic fitness kickboxing
Sparwars an American full-semi-light-continious Kickboxing sparring and competition team
BASIC Kardioarts Club
Advanced Kickbox Club
Elite Kickboxing Club
Kardio Ring Team
Pro/Am Kickbox Club
Ultimate Bodyshaping Course & Kickboxing
XKA-XTREME KARDIO ARTS Kickboxing & Resistance Program
EXEC-U-FIT CLUBS FOR CORPORATE EMPLOYEES SEMI-PRIVATE TRAINING SESSIONS
FAST EMPOWERING DEFENSE USING THE AMERICAN KOMBAT TAEKWONDO SYSTEMS

Thursday, May 7, 2009

griffin martial arts outstanding competitior of the year pat leehey adult brown/red belt

Griffin Martial Arts tournament competitors competition results list
Pat leehey
Mens brown belt division


NCKA FINALS SUNDAY APRIL 5TH 2009, NEW HOPE MN

1ST PLACE TRADITIONAL Form

1ST PLACE Weapons FORM

3RD PLACE Sparring

MN STATE OPEN FEB 15TH MINNEAPOLIS

1ST PLACE TRADITIONAL Form

2ND PLACE SPARRING

3RD PLACE WEAPONS

Eau Claire OPEN MARCH 15TH EAU CLAIRE, WISCONSON

1ST PLACE TRADITIONAL Form

1ST PLACE Weapons FORM

3RD PLACE Sparring

FALL CENTRAL STATE MINN

1ST PLACE TRADITIONAL FORM

2ND PLACE SPARRING


DIAMOND NATIONALS ST. PAUL MN

3RD PLACE TRADITIONAL FORM
3RD PLACE WEAPONS FORM


TWIN CITY OPEN NEW HOPE , MN
1ST PLACE WEAPONS
2ND PLACE OPEN HAND FORMS
3RD PLACE SPARRING

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

GRIFFIN MARTIAL ARTS APRIL TESTERS 2009 WITH MASTER GRIFFIN 7TH DEGREE BLACK BELT

SHAKIR IMANI


ORANGE BELT

ANDREA MAY

ORANGE BELT


EMILY MAY


ORANGE BELT

VIVIAN ROJAS-
COLLINS


ORANGE BELT

DOROTHY BODE


YELLOW BELT

JOHN BODE


YELLOW BELT

JESSE BODE


YELLOW BELT

JAMES BODE


YELLOW BELT

LEAH BODE


YELLOW BELT

JOSHUA BODE


YELLOW BELT

JAVONNE GIDDENS


YELLOW BELT

THEODOR LINCK


LIGHT GREEN
BELT

JABRIEL
ABUHAMED


LIGHT GREEN
BELT

CHRISTOPHER
OLANDA

DARK GREEN
BELT


MYCAL BANKS

BLUE BELT


EFRAIN OLANDA

BLUE BELT


HELEN OLANDA


BLUE BELT

JASON OLANDA

BLUE BELT


ELIAS ROJAS-
COLLINS

BLUE BELT



MOLLY ROHAS-
COLLINS

BLUE BELT



ALEXANDRIA
RAMOS

BLUE BELT

NOREEN SLOVES


BLUE BELT

DECARION
HUTCHISON


Purple BELT

NEVEA PITTMAN

Purple BELT

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

MasterGriffin teaching kids karate at daycare

MasterGriffin teaching kids karate at daycare

mastergriffin teacing the opening of a class with students from early learning center
in north minneapolis

griffin martial arts a minneapolis kids karate center






Sunday, March 1, 2009

blizzard BLOWOUT BARGIN BUNDLE FOR COMMUNITY EDUCATION

THE MINNEAPOLIS COMMUNITY EDUCATION PROGRAMS AT GRIFFIN MARTIAL ARTS
A SOUTH MINNEAPOLS KARATE STUDIO, OWNED BY 7TH DEGREE BLACK BELT AND NATIONAL MARTIAL ARTS CHAMPION, TRAINER AND COACH
MASTER GRIFFIN==> WWW.MASTERGRIFFIN.NET

WE ARE HAVING A GREAT TIME THIS WINTER WITH OUR TAEKWONDO AND KARDIOARTS KICKBOXING PROGRAMS. OUR MOST POPULAR PROGRAMS FOR KIDS IS OUR TINY TIGER TAEKWONDO, AND FOR ADULTS IS OUR BASIC KARDIO ARTS KICKBOXING

WE ARE OFFERING A BLIZZARD BLOWOUT BARGIN FOR OUR COMMUNITY EDUCATION MEMBERS TO JOIN OUR GREAT PROGRAM AND STILL CONTINUE TO GET GREAT RESULTS.

WE ARE ABLE TO OFFER YOU UNLIMITED CLASSES, CLASSES YEAR ROUND, COMING SOON CLASSES ON-LINE, PRIVATE LESSONS, AND PRIVATE LESSONS WITH DVD RECORDING.

A REGULAR PLAN:
A JOINERS FEE= $75 PER PERSON
UNIFORM/GLOVES + HANDWRAP + JUMPROPE= $59
MONTHLY TUITION AT FULL VALUE
KARDIO = $129 MONTH
KIDS 5-17YRS = $174
ADULTS 18+ BLACK BELT CLUB =$199
TINY TIGERS =$139
FAMILY MARTIAL ARTS =$299
FAMILY BLACK BELT CLUB =$399
FOR A LIMITED TIME ONLY
WAIVED JOINERS FEE
GET A FREE MONTH OF CLASSES
GET A FREE UNIFORM/KARDIO KIT

Thursday, February 12, 2009

LoveWorks Taekwondo Program

LoveWorks Taekwondo Program
Griffin Martial Arts will Provide Taekwondo Instruction for All grades K-8th

Monday through Thursday 8:30am-11:00am

Bronze program fee is just $250 per visit

Silver program fee is just $350 per visit with team elite online podcast T.V. show.

Gold program fee is just $450 per visit with LoveWorks, Team Elite and Leadership Teams Featured on the Griffin Martial Arts Show on Twin Cities cw channel 23.

Master Griffin 7th Degree Black Belt, and Owner of Griffin Martial Arts since 1986, is providing Quality programs at Summit Early learning Center, Cristo Rey is a Twin Cities private, college-preparatory high school and El Colegio Charter School which is a bilingual (Spanish/English) urban high school.

Our children's martial arts program is unique. Not only does Master Griffin teach valuable self-defense in a safe, positive atmosphere, but he also reinforce the skills each child need to be successful in school. Our specialized curriculum includes drills that enhance listening skills, show the value of respect, and teach children to follow directions. Children love our program because it's fun and parents love our program because children benefit for a lifetime. Our kindergarten program offers a professionally designed age-specific curriculum that has been specifically developed to teach children in a fun and enriching way and maximize the child's development through this critical stage in life. As a student in this program children quickly develop higher levels of concentration and self-control. They will become better listeners at home and at school. They will improve their focus, coordination and fitness.The kindergarten age is critical for development.

Our program will help the student develop: Coordination
Concentration
Confidence
Fitness
Self-Control
Balance

Griffin Martial Arts will provide traditional Taekwondo classes plus Team Elite classes for students who will be future leaders and Demo Team members.

Master Griffin will be utilizing the Presidential Champions program, Heart healthRegular physical activity can lower your blood pressure and cholesterol levels and can reduce the risk of illnesses such as Type II diabetes or heart disease.Bone supportExercise is a good way to build strong, healthy bones and can help slow the bone loss associated with getting older.Sense of well-beingBeing in good shape can give you more energy, reduce anxiety and depression, improve self-esteem, and help you better manage stress.Social lifeStaying active can be a great way to have fun, make new friends, and spend quality time with family.Physical appearanceYou look better when you're in shape. Staying active helps you tone muscles and maintain a healthy weight - and can even improve your posture.

Griffin Martial Arts will also provide training in Self-defense, Kardio Kickboxing and Lifeskills.

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

2-4 YEAR OLDS CURRICULUM TINY TOT TIGERS TECHNIQUES & TERMINOLOGIES

TINY TOT TIGERS TECHNIQUES & TERMINOLOGIES
GRIFFIN MARTIAL ARTS 4101 CHICAGO AVE S
WWW.MASTERGRIFFIN.NET 612-408-3626
MINNEAPOLIS KARATE KIDS
MONDAY 5:30 PM CLASS

STAR BLOCK SET
UP HIGH BLOCK
IN INSIDE BLOCK
OUT OUT BLOCK
TOUCH SHOULDER TOUCH ARMS CROSSED
DOWN LOW BLOCK
BACK PULL ARMS TO SIDE OF WAIST
KIAH PUNCH DOWN TO THE FLOOR

FRONT KICK, FLOOR AND JUMPING
SWING KICK, INSIDE CRESENT KICK
HIGH PUNCH, HOOKING TIGER CLAW, HAMMER FIST

COUNTING 1-10 IN KOREAN
HANA ONE
DUL TWO
SET THREE
NET FOUR
DASOT FIVE
YO SOT SIX
IL GUP SEVEN
YO DUL EIGHT
AH HOP NINE
YUHL TEN


HEAD INSTRUCTOR MASTER GRIFFIN 7TH DEGREE BLACK BELT
MASTERGRIFFIN@MASTERGRIFFIN.COM

AGES 5 AND UP KARATE KIDS TECHNIQUES AND TERMINOLOGIES

KARATE KIDS TECHNIQUES AND TERMINOLOGIES
GRIFFIN MARTIAL ARTS รจ 4101 CHICAGO AVE S
WWW.MASTERGRIFFIN.NET 612-408-3626
MINNEAPOLIS KARATE KIDS
5:30 PM CLASS


HOOK KICK DOUBLE ROUND KICK
FRONT KICK, KNIFE HAND STRIKE, REVERSE PUNCH,
AXE KICK, JUMP ROUND KICK, SIDE KICK AND ELBOWS
FRONT PUNCH, LOW BLOCK, CIRCLE BLOCK, RISING BLK
REVERSE SNAP PUNCH
SWITIH FEET, BACK KICK THEN ROUND KICK (ANY LEG)

CHONG BONG #1

SELF-DEFENSE AGAINST REAR UNDER ARM BEAR HUG

SELF-DEFENSE AGAINST TWO HAND LAPEL GRAB

SELF-DEFENSE AGAINST REAR OVER ARM BEAR HUG


SELF-DEFENSE AGAINST TWO HAND FRONT WRIST GRAB


SIDE KICK THEN BACK KICK BOARD BREAK

COUNTING 1-10 IN KOREAN
HANA ONE
DUL TWO
SET THREE
NET FOUR
DASOT FIVE
YO SOT SIX
IL GUP SEVEN
YO DUL EIGHT
AH HOP NINE
YUHL TEN

Monday, February 2, 2009

Griffin Martial Arts January 2009 Belt Testers

IAN ORANGE BELT MICHAEL ORANGE
JESSE JAMES ORANGE
STEAM ORANGE
JOSHUA ORANGE
JIMMY ORANGE
DOROTHY ORANGE
PRINCESS LEAH ORANGE
JABRIEL YELLOW
THEODORE YELLOW
CHRISTOPHER LIGHT GREEN
MYCAL DARK GREEN BELT EFRAIN BEAR DARK GREEN BELT HELEN DARK GREEN BELT JASON DARK GREEN BELT ALEXANDRIA DARK GREEN BELT ELIAS DARK GREEN BELT MOLLY DARK GREEN BELT NOREEN DARK GREEN BELT JUSTEN DARK GREEN BELT NEVEAH BLUE BELT DECARION BLUE BELT LIAM PURPLE BELT CHARLEY BROWN BELT JOEY BROWN BELT RED PATCH TANNER BROWN BELT RED PATCH PATRICK RED BELT ANDREW RED BELT BLACK PATCH CHRISTINA RED BELT BLACK PATCH

Saturday, January 31, 2009

JAN. KARATE GRADUATES

GRIFFIN MARTIAL ARTS TESTERS
MINNEAPOLIS KARATE STUDENTS
OF 
MASTERGRIFFIN

FIRST NAMES AND RANK 
IAN 
MICHAEL
DOROTHY
JESSE
JOSH
JOHN
LEAH
   O  R  A  N  G  E BELT

CHRIS==> green belt