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YH Park Tae Kwon Do School TKD Times Fall 2010

Its Here!

Inside this issue: Student Spotlight




Black Belts


Back 2 School Lunch


Super Foods For Strong 3 Bones Cardio Kickboxing


Oh my knee!


September 7 begins a NEW schedule Now is the time! Your time. Take everything you have learned, all your training, hard work & effort, put it together and to the test. Who knows, you may just win a medal. There’s only way to find out. You have to step out and try. Do your best, give it your all. Your instructors and high belts will help you along the way. So don’t be shy, ask questions. Even if you only think you might be interested. Don’t let fear hold you back.

So bring it on. Your skill & ability. You’re never too old or too young. You will be matched up with someone that is in the same (or similar) belt level, age & weight (if you’re sparring.) It’s a good idea to challenge ourselves sometimes. We need change to keep our lives interesting & exciting. So step our of the ordinary and into the extraordinary. It will be an experience you will remember for the rest of your life.

If you’ve already made up your mind to compete, then you need to start working harder. Push yourself more, attend more classes, make an extra effort. It will pay off believe me. If its your first time competing, talk to other students that have already done so. Get their input & help. Draw from their experience. Good Luck! ~Charlene Molina, NY Open Champ, 2008 (Women’s Forms & Sparring)

Be sure to look it over before you come to class!

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Student Spotlight Student of the Month

Student of the Month



August — Alex Turcios

August — Ricky Trezza

July — Laurie Nearon

July — Mary Zabransky

June —Michael Newman

June — Elijan Tan

May — Charles Chester

May — Maya Aptekar

Congratulations to the following Black Belts: 1st Dan Marco Cunha, Jason Aptekar, Peter Billovits, Taylor Favata, Jason Soe 1st Dan 1st Stripe Kyle Curtin 1st Dan 2nd Stripe Kaelen Curtin, Alex Turcios 1st Dan 3rd Stripe Eman Tan

1st Dan 4th Stripe Christine Kim, Eugene Towba, Brian Scally, Jung Ro Kim, Calvin Anderson Dan 1st Stripe Jared Atchison, Brandon Atchison, Angela Cho 2nd

2nd Dan 2nd Stripe Roy Garzon

2nd Dan 4th Stripe David Zabransky, Peter Han 3rd Dan 2nd Striped David Hayes

Accomplishments Congratulations


Laurie Nearon was July’s Student of the Month. Laurie is both a student & teacher. Professionally, Laurie is the Asst. Principal at Aviation High School. As well as the Founder & Head of the Science Leadership Institute. She is also is a mentor for FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science & Technology). In addition, Laurie is a published poet. Talk about an achiever! Look for Laurie’s book, “In the Silence of Waterfalls: A Journey of Comfort and Healing through Inspirational Poetry and Scenic Photography”.

Eugene (“Gene”) Towba appeared in the newspaper for his comments regarding Jet Blue flight Attendant Steven Slater’s outburst / meltdown in August. Commenting that Gene thought Steven’s unorthodox method of resigning was, “a classic”, and that “perhaps President Obama can sit down with involved parties to resolve the matter…Steven Slater can bring the beers!” We think you’re the classic Gene.

Graduates High School Grads: Nicole Hayes—Nicole will be attending CW Post this fall. Her area of study is Psychology. Ashley Bernhardt - Will be attending SUNY Purchase in the fall. Her area of study is creative writing. Middle School Grads: Catherine Towba—Catherine will be attending Plainview-Old Bethpage/JFK High School this fall.

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Back to School . . . Lunch Healthy Brown-Bag Lunches Kids will Love Brown bag lunches don’t have to be boring — and they don’t have to contain items with lots of sugar & fat, either. Its also a great idea to let the kids help make their own lunch. Studies show kids are more likely to eat lunch they took part in preparing. Here are tips to create fun & healthy brown bag lunches for your kids 1. Peanut Butter goodness—The old favorite, Peanut butter & jelly sandwich can get much healthier if you use 100% whole-wheat bread & no-sugar added (or 100% pure fruit) preserves. You can change it up a bit by using bananas instead of jelly. Slice the banana crosswise & let your child arrange the “banana pennies” right on top of the peanut butter. 2. Poppin’ Up Good Taste—For a quick, filling, high-fibre snack fill a Ziploc bag with low-fat microwave or air-popped popcorn. Or make a popcorn trail mix by adding unsalted nuts & dried fruit—only the varieties your kids like. Let them experiment beforehand.

3. Rabbit Bags—In a Ziploc bag, put raw carrots, cauliflower, orange wedges and apple slices. The orange gives everything nice flavor & aroma and helps keep the apple slices from turning too brown. You can even pack a little container of bean dip, hummus or salsa for dipping. 4. Reality Fruit—Stay away from those ohso-popular fruit snacks. Give your kids the real thing not the sugar concentrated, gelatinous variety that have as much sugar as candy. Peel a tangerine for them in the morning & put it in plastic container. Slit banana stems for easier peeling. When you’re out of fresh fruit use fruit cups packed in 100% real fruit juice or water with easy-open lids. Don’t forget mini boxes of raisins. 5. Include 3 key components in every lunch. 1) A sandwich or entrée; 2) Nutrient-rich side dish such as fruit, veggies and salad; 3) Sweet or crunchy—baked chips, whole-grain pretzels, nuts, trail mix or yogurt.

The clothes fit, backpacks are filled, and healthy lunches ;) are packed; but there might be one more thing to consider before sending your child back to school—Safety. Underwriters Laboratories (UL) encourages Moms & Dads to take advantage of teachable moments and begin cultivating a safety IQ by sharing important safety information. Help your children become Safety Smart®. What is Safety Smart®? The UL Safety Smart Program is a comprehensive, global youth safety education program focused on safety, environmental stewardship & personal health & well-being. UL employees from around the world volunteer as UL Safety Ambassadors sharing Safety Smart messages to kids in classrooms, camps, youth groups & community events. UL has partnered with Disney to create DVDs & a “Test the Limits” Lab at Innoventions at Epcot®. YH Park Black Belt & Cardio kickboxing instructor, Charlene Molina is a UL Safety Ambassador. You may contact her for more information or go to:

Super Foods for Strong Bones 1. Low-fat Yogurt (3 to 5 servings per week). One cup of yogurt has about 448 mg of calcium, compared to just 300 mg of calcium in one cup of skim milk. Additionally, yogurt contains healthy “probiotics” (aka good bacteria) bacteria with the power to protect you in a myriad of ways. The key is to chose a low fat yogurt with live cultures like “Lactobacillus acidophilus”. Check the labels because some store brands may not have the level of cultures found in more established brands. 1 cup of yogurt helps meet the US Dietary Guidelines recommendation for three servings of low fat dairy each day. However, you should skip the fruit-on-the-bottom or other flavored varieties because they contain too much sugar. The small portion of fruit at the bottom of the yogurt does NOT constitute a serving of fruit!

the omega-3 fatty acids. More specifically two types know as DHA (docosahexaenoic acid & EPA (eicosapentaenoic acid). In addition to playing a vital role in the health of the membrane of every cell in our body, the fatty fish also helps protect us from heart disease, stroke, hypertension, depression, joint pain, and a number of other illnesses linked to inflammation.

shown that it may protect against breast cancer and its also a powerful antioxidant that can also help fight heart disease. The very latest research shows it may also help keep you looking younger longer by protecting against UV damage from the sun.

5. Vitamin D fortified low fat milk or orange juice (at least 400 IUs of Vitamin D daily) Essential to help 3. Beans (3 to 4 servings per week) the bones absorb calcium, Vitamin - Low in fat, a good source of pro- D also helps reduce the risk of tein & fiber. Beans have protective osteoporosis and maybe vital in effects against heart disease & reducing the risk of diabetes, multibreast cancer. They are among the ple sclerosis, and tumors of the healthiest things you can eat. Beans breast, colon, and ovary. are categorized as legumes. Well 6. Berries (blueberries, strawberknown legumes include peas, beans, ries, raspberries, cranberries), (3 to lentil, and peanuts. 4 servings per week) These berries 4. Tomatoes (or watermelon, red contain powerful anti-cancer nutrigrapefruit, red naval oranges), (3 to ents known as anthocyans, which 5 servings per week) The powerare believed to play a role in cell house nutrient in all these is lycorepair. They are also high in vitapene. Lycopene has had protective min C & folic acid, which not only 2. Fatty fish—Salmon, sardines & effects against prostate cancer, but protect the heart but may also mackerel (2 to 3 servings per week) now more quiet research has protect skin aging from inside! The healthy factor in these fish is The above article is an abridged version of an article from WebMD, written by Colette Bouchez & Reviewed by Louise Chang, MD. Article Link:

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Physical conditioning As the yin complements the yang, we have found the perfect complement to cardio kickboxing. The answer is quite simply, yoga. We have struck the perfect balance between the two. By combining intense cardio kickboxing with flexibility enhancing yoga, you receive a well-balanced & complete total body experience in mental & physical fitness.

with the added benefit of a peaceful mind.

Burn Fat

Sleep Better

Build Muscle Increase Stamina

Make Friends Have Fun

Increase Flexibility


Gain Energy


If you are looking for a complete overall training experience. A comprehensive program that offers total & complete well-being from experienced, certified instructors then our class is for you. To begin your body transformation process try a class today!

Oooh, my knee! By Jean Spencer Kickboxing is a highly active and physically demanding sport that can result in injury. It also requires repetitive motions that over time can cause stress and damage to joints such as knees, elbows, etc. Well….there are natural remedies that can provide relief and over time reverse the damage. Traumeel is a homeopathic remedy that is an analgesic and an antiinflammatory, that is, it relieves pain and reduces inflammation. Traumeel is available as a cream that is applied topically directly to the affected area. Traumeel has no odor and does not stain clothes. Many athletes use Traumeel in conjunction with glucosamine. Glucosamine stimulates the manufacture of important cartilage components called glycosami-

noglycans that help the body repair damaged cartilage and prevent cartilage degeneration. Clinical studies support that glucosamine stimulates proper joint function and joint repair. The most common forms of glucosamine are glucosamine hydrochloride and glucosamine sulfate. Glucosamine sulfate is the preferred form because sulfur takes part in forming cartilage. Glucosamine sulfate supplements are made from chitin which is the exo-skeleton of shrimp, lobsters or crabs. GS-500 by Enzymatic Therapy is a high quality glucosamine sulfate available in 500 mg capsules. The recommended dosage is one 500 mg capsule three times a day. If you have any questions, feel free to

Thank you 당신을 감사하십시오

give Jean a call at 1-516-785-5521. Both Traumeel and GS-500 are available on our web site, Type in the key code “kickboxing” in the Notes box and an additional 10% will be deducted from the total order. This offer is valid until September 30, 2010.

Jean Spencer has made nutrition & wellness her passion for nearly 30 years. Jean holds a Masters degree in Clinical Nutrition and is currently pursuing her doctorate in this field.

Editor-In-Chief: Charlene Molina Contributing Editors: Jean Spencer, Eugene Towba

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