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Jan 1st, 2017
Man-Son-Hing Martial Arts Academy would like to wish everyone a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! A Christmas promotional testing was held on Friday, December 9th. Master Man-Son-Hing was pleased with all the promotional candidates who all proceeded to next belt rank. MSH Martial Arts is looking forward to its best year yet in 2017 and we wish all our clients, friends and family a blessed holiday season!
March 4th, 2016
A Spring promotional testing was held on Friday evening, March 4th, 2016 at the Man-Son-Hing Martial Arts Academy. Master Christopher Man-Son-Hing Sixth Dan Black Belt in Taekwondo presided over the ceremony with Alexander Glen, Brown Belt assisting Master Man-Son-Hing. We also welcome the Jewish Community Center JCLUB students to the testing. The candidates all performed excellent one steps, forms and sparring exhibitions. All the candidates proudly received and were presented their next rank by Master Man-Son-Hing. May you have a blessed and Happy Easter from Man-Son-Hing Martial Arts Academy!
December 11, 2015
A Holiday promotional testing was held on Friday evening, December 11th, 2015 at the Man-Son-Hing Martial Arts Academy. Master Christopher Man-Son-Hing Sixth Dan Black Belt in Taekwondo presided over the ceremony with Angel Carde, First Dan Black Belt and Alexander Glen, Brown Belt assisting Master Man-Son-Hing. We also welcome the Jewish Community Center JCLUB students to the testing. The candidates all performed excellent one steps, forms and sparring exhibitions. All the candidates proudly received and were presented their next rank by Master Man-Son-Hing. Promotional candidates were all presented with a gift from Santa who magically appeared with his Reindeer. It was a blessed evening at the martial arts center spending time with the candidates and their supportive family and friends. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from Man-Son-Hing Martial Arts Academy!
August 21, 2015
A promotional testing was held on Friday evening, August 21st, 2015 at the Man-Son-Hing Martial Arts Academy. Master Christopher Man-Son-Hing Sixth Dan Black Belt in Taekwondo presided over the ceremony with Angel Carde, First Dan Black Belt assisting him. The candidates all performed excellent one steps, forms and sparing exhibitions. All the candidates proudly received their next rank by Master Man-Son-Hing. It was a great evening at the center with the candidates and their supportive family and friends. Another amazing summer at Man-Son-Hing Martial Arts Academy!
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August 20th, 2015
The Right Defense for women presented a professional women's self defense seminar to a local CPA firm. The professional women of this firm work late during tax season and their office is a downtown high rise building, The women walk to their cars far away in public parking lots, garages or ride on public transportation. Needless to say, they felt vulnerable and scared. The Right Defense seminar was a great empowerment for the women and they left feeling much more confident in their abilities to defend themselves. If you would like information on a guest speaker and power point presentation on The Right Defense for your co-workers or would like information on a group session or customized individual or group session, please contact us www.therightdefense.com.
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June 12th, 2015
Man-Son-Hing Martial Arts Academy presented a "Schools Out For Summer" Promotional Testing on Saturday, June 12th, 2015.Master C,E. Man-Son-Hing, 6th Dan Black Belt conducted a promotional testing of the academy students. All candidates had an outstanding performance presenting to Master Man-Son-Hing their forms, one-steps and board breaks. Congratulations to everyone for earning and being promoted to the next rank. Master Sean Farr, 4th Dan Black Belt assisted Master Man-Son-Hing in the ceremonious presentation. Remember to "Like Us" on our Facebook when you click on the www.mshmartialarts.com and view the promotional slideshow. Bullet Proof Your Mind at www.therightdefense.com
April 10th, 2015
Man-Son-Hing Martial Arts Academy presented a Easter Promotional Testing on Saturday, April 10th, 2015. Master Man-Son-Hing, 6th Dan Black Belt conducted a promotional testing of the academy students. The academy welcomed special Guest Speaker, Dr. Larry Kipp, 6th Dan Black Belt, Isshinryu Martial Arts. Dr. Kipp demonstrated several forms in the Isshinryu martial art. Dr. Kipp also explained briefly why martial arts is such an important part of his everyday life with the daily demands as a medical doctor, surgeon, father and husband. Dr. Kipp left everyone with such a memorable quote, "Everyone has the same 24 hours in the same day". Master Man-Son-Hing applauds Dr. Kipp for reminding us all to make it a priority in your life to expand your mental, physical and spiritual being daily. The academy also welcomed the Jewish Community Center and Booker T Washington promotional candidates. All candidates had an outstanding performance presenting to Master Man-Son-Hing their forms, one-steps and board breaks. Congratulations to everyone for earning and being promoted to the next rank. Master Sean Farr, 4th Dan Black Belt presented the center and families with a beautiful Easter Prayer, giving us an opportunity to share our faith in Jesus Christ our Savior. Congratulations are in order to Master Chris Man-Son-Hing who Earned his 6th Dan Black Belt on February 27th, 2015. This is a life time achievement for Master Man-Son-Hing who is very humbled to join ranks of the Elite Masters of TaeKwonDo. The Sixth Dan testing was conducted by Grand Master Jung Park of Korea. Please view the Easter promotional testing slide show along with photographs of Master Man-Son-Hing Sixth Dan Testing by visiting www.mshmartialarts.com and remember to "Like Us" on our Facebook when you click on the website! The Right Defense Summer Special! Visit The Right Defense for Women to schedule your self, or your group a luncheon self defense lesson today! Interested, contact us for more information. "Like Us" on The Right Defense Website/Facebook and receive $10.00 your seminar! Bullet Proof Your Mind at www.therightdefense.com
February 14th, 2015
MSH Valentine Promotional Testing on Saturday, February 14th, 2015 On Saturday, February 14th, Master Man-Son-Hing of Man-Son-Hing Martial Arts Academy conducted a promotional testing of the academy's students. The academy also welcomed the Jewish Community Center and BT Washington promotional candidates. Black Belt candidate, Stephen Udagawa earned his first degree black belt by performing high ranking forms, one steps and a series of difficult board breaks. The academy congratulates Stephen Udagawa for earning his Black Belt with a job well done. All candidates had a outstanding performance presenting to Master Man-Son-Hing their forms, one-steps and board breaks. Congratulations to everyone for earning and being promoted to the next rank.
October 5th, 2014
Janise Man-Son-Hing, Founder of The Right Defense for Women with Lead Instructor, Master Man-Son-Hing were proud to present the specialized self defense training to this group of impressive women on February 22nd. We were honored to have one of our students from this seminar write a wonderful article about her seminar experience. Her article was published at her school. We are so excited to feature this informative article about The Right Defense, authored by Karlee Nipper.
Contact us for The Right Defense Fall and Holiday seminar dates. These dates will accommodate college students home on break and local students out of school! just click www.therightdefense.com
September 26th, 2014
Man-Son-Hing Martial Arts Academy conducted a promotional testing on Friday evening, September 26th, 2014. Approximately fifty-five supporters and promotional candidates were in attendance at the Asian inspired martial arts center.
Master Man-Son-Hing, 5th Dan Black Belt, TaeKwonDo/Hapkido presided over the testing and was assisted by Master Sean Farr, 4th Dan Black Belt, Justin Man-Son-Hing, 3rd Dan Black Belt and Christopher Sanz, 1st Dan Black Belt. High ranking Candidate, Christopher (Cass) Sanz exhibited an excellence martial arts performance and was promoted to the next higher rank of Deputy Black Belt. All martial arts candidates were outstanding in their performance and were all promoted. Man-Son-Hing Martial Arts Academy proudly welcomed the support of our families and friends who attended. Photography for the martial arts testing was provided by Donna Sanz and we greatly appreciate her talented eye for this sport.
August 4th, 2014
Man-Son-Hing Martial Arts Academy was featured on FOX 13 Good Day Tampa Bay with Charley Belcher on Charley's World. We were honored to have our Youth, Adult and The Right Defense programs featured. Television host, Charley Belcher performed a board break and was awarded his Honorary Black Belt certificate! Master Chris would like to thank all the participants for their time and dedication in making this "live" television program such a great success!
Click play below or View All Three Segments on FOX 13 News
June 10th, 2014
Congratulation to both Christopher and Rommy for a Grand Championship Style Win in Blowing Rock, NC in June. Master Chris said, "We should not even be here, Rommy had extensive hoof surgery on January 10th of this year. The surgeon removed a third of his hoof, this was potentially life threatening for him.
My boy "Rommy" is 17 years old and I am 53, this should not be happening, but we did not give up and look we won!
Owner: Janise Man-Son-Hing
Trainer: Pamela Roush, Avalon Stables of Florida
Photo: Sandra Hall
February 22nd, 2014
Man-Son-Hing Martial Arts Academy conducted The Right Defense Seminar on Saturday, February 22nd, 2014 held at the Man-Son-Hing Martial Arts Academy. Janise Man-Son-Hing, Founder of The Right Defense for Women with Lead Instructor, Master Man-Son-Hing were proud to present the specialized training to this group of impressive women.
Twelve amazing mothers, daughters and nieces all participated. The women all felt they left empowered with the knowledge to defend themself from attack. Bullet Proof Your Mind, invest one hour of your time to save your life or the life of someone you love. To contact us about a seminar or a private session click on TheRightDefense.com
February 8th, 2014
Man-Son-Hing Martial Arts Academy conducted a promotional testing on Friday evening, February 7th, 2014. Approximately seventy five supporters and promotional candidates were in attendance at the Asian inspired martial arts center. Master Man-Son-Hing, 5th Dan Black Belt, TaeKwonDo/Hapkido presided over the testing and was assisted by Master Sean Farr, 4th Dan Black Belt. Man-Son-Hing Martial Arts Academy students Alexis Hurtado and Cass Sanz (son of Christopher and Donna Sanz) assisted both Master Man-Son-Hing and Master Farr with the testing.
High ranking Candidates, Christopher Sanz and Steven Udagawa exhibited excellence martial arts performances and were both promoted to the next higher rank. All other candidates were outstanding in their performance and were all promoted. Man-Son-Hing Martial Arts Academy proudly welcomed the Jewish Community Center candidates who did an awesome job!
August 13th, 2013
Alex and Sarah were both heading away to college in a few weeks and decided they should empower themselves with The Right Defense for Women before they hit their new campus! This was a smart decision!
Alex and Sarah were fantastic students mastering the basic techniques of self defense and were proud they empowered themselves with the knowledge of how to fight off an attacker! Congratulations to Alex & Sarah as you arrive at your new colleges!
Are you getting ready to go away to college? Do you want to bullet proof your mind and empower yourself with The Right Defense? It's easy, just select The Right Defense on our web page, and then feel free to sign up or inquire about a scheduled class or ask for a date to fit your schedule! The investment you make in yourself by taking The Right Defense could save your life!
July 12th, 2013
Master Chris and his wife, Janise traveled to North Carolina for the Asheville Invitation and Blue Ridge Regional Horse Show competitions. This competition brings the best in the world of the Friesian Breed of Horses to Asheville, North Carolina.
Master Chris and his Champion Friesian horse, named Rommy, did a great job placing against World Champion competitors! This was the experience of a life time for both Master Chris and Rommy. Master Chris was honored to be featured with Rommy in the 2013 International Friesian Horse Show Association Calendar, Live Your Horse Life!
May 29th, 2013
Master Man-Son-Hing, 5th Dan Black Belt, TaeKwonDo/Hapkido presided over the promotional testing and was assisted by Master Sean Farr, 4th Dan Black Belt and Justin Man-Son-Hing, 3rd Dan Black Belt. Promotional Candidate, Steven Udagawa exhibited an excellence performance in forms, one steps and sparring and was promoted to the next higher rank of Brown Belt. All candidates were outstanding in their performance and were all promoted to the next rank. Congratulations to Master Sean Farr on his recent promotion to 4th Dan Black Belt and his recent marriage to his new bride, Jessica. Master Farr and Jessica met at the Man-Son-Hing Martial Arts Academy.
May 22nd, 2013
Story written by: Nicolette Carde
Angel Carde started with Man Son Hing Martial Arts Academy in January 2007 when he was just 5 years old. His parents, United States Navy Chief Petty Officer Edgar and Nicolette Carde, were expecting his little sister Anela that year and she is now 5, the same age he was when he started. Angel won the Most Improved award at his very first belt testing and has steadily moved through each belt to achieve his current rank of deputy black belt.
It has taken six years of staying consistent and struggling to stay through the times he wanted to quit. As you move up in rank, obviously Master Chris challenges you more to bring out the best you have to offer and to improve your skills. There are still occasional times that he feels he struggles with finishing what he started but we as a family know this is a gift that he will carry with him his entire lifetime. Even now he will often appreciate his abilities when they come naturally to him to defend himself of the sometimes harsh world of adolescents around him. He loves that no one in our neighborhood even wants to challenge him as young boys do sometimes to claim there territory. This is when we just smile and tell him, "you're welcome!"
Angel is also an honor roll student with top FCAT scores and has always been chosen to participate in extra curricular activities in school such as Math Club, Robotics, Guitar Club, Science Fair and this year, was 1 of only 4 children in their school to create a display at the Florida State Fair. To tell you a little about his character, he is the only kid in his school that sits with the special needs students periodically to allow them to feel accepted even when his other friends make fun of him for doing it. Angel also participates in other sports such as baseball and basketball. He will be starting middle school in the fall and hopes to play with the school team.
He is our handsome, confident and loving little Angel (which means a messenger of God) and we are proud of the man he is becoming and proud of the part that the Man Son Hing family plays in that role. Our daughter Anela (Hawaiian for Angel) wants to soon follow in her brothers footsteps and become a proud student of Master Chris, who not long ago held her as an infant. We look forward to continuing to grow as one big family!
February 18th, 2013
The Right Defense for Women Seminar was held at the University of South Florida for the Delta Delta Delta Sorority Chapter in January, 2013. Lead Instructor, Master Man-Son-Hing was proud to present this specialized training to this group of impressive women. The Founder of The Right Defense for Women, J. Man-Son-Hing is a graduate of USF with a Bachelor of Arts Degree and was involved in the Alpha Phi Sigma Chapter. This made the seminar alittle sweeter! The Right Defense for Women proved to be empowering leaving the young ladies with a stronger sense of awareness. If you are interested in a self defense seminar, please contact us through The Right Defense link on our website.
January 11th, 2013
A Very Special Christmas Promotional Testing was presented at the Man-Son-Hing Martial Arts Academy on Friday, December 14th, 2012. The test was conducted by Master Christopher Man-Son-Hing. Congratulations to Sean Farr who earned his 4th Dan Black Belt and Angel Carde who earned his Junior Black Belt. Also, congratulations to every student that was promoted to the next rank. The evening brought a wonderful Christmas Spirit as the center was filled with families who gave of their time to show support for all the students testing. The Man-Son-Hing family and students could not think of a better way to end a great year and bring in the New Year of 2013.
September 23rd, 2012
Janise Man-Son-Hing, Partner of Man-Son-Hing Martial Arts Academy was promoted to the rank of Red/Black Belt and TaeKwonDo Instructor for the Academy.
Also, during the week of August 22, 2012 Master Chris Man-Son-Hing showcased his elite demo team of martial artists, taking them on the road for several martial arts demonstrations at Hillsborough County Public Schools. There was a great turn out for the shows and the MSH Demo Team turned on their talent. Congratulations to all participants at MSH Martial Arts Academy for a job well done and thank you to HCSD for the invitation to present our Demo Team!
July 15th, 2012
On Saturday, April 21st Master Man-Son-Hing of Man-Son-Hing Martial Arts Academy conducted a promotional testing of the academy's students combining a testing with Demetris Campbell's home school students. The academy welcomed Demetris' students and this would be the home schooled student's first promotional martial arts testing. Everyone did an outstanding job of presenting to Master Man-Son-Hing his or her forms, one-steps and board breaks. Congratulations to everyone for passing and being promoted to the next rank. Congratulations to Demetris Campbell, 3rd Dan Black Belt for instructing such an outstanding group of talented students.
Please click on the link below to view the complete testing on MSH Martial Arts Academy on You Tube!
May 24th, 2012
an Inaugural Event occurred with the very first martial arts promotional testing held at the Jewish Community Center also known as JCC. Justin Man-Son-Hing, 3rd Dan Black Belt presented his students from the Jewish Community Center martial arts class to Master Man-Son-Hing for promotional testing to the next rank. The testing consisted of forms and board breaks. Promotional students and their families attended the testing. Instructor, Justin Man-Son-Hing has done an outstanding job with his students at JCC and the testing was a representative of his drive to become a partner of Man-Son-Hing Martial Arts Academy, upon his graduation from college.
May 16th, 2012
an Inaugural event occurred, the "very first" martial arts promotional testing was held at Just Elementary School. Instructor, Justin Man-Son-Hing, 3rd Dan Black Belt presented his students from the Just Elementary after school program to Master Man-Son-Hing, 5th Dan Black Belt for promotional testing to the next rank. The testing consisted of students performing their forms and board breaks. Just Elementary staff, family members and students where all in attendance at the ceremony. Instructor, Justin Man-Son-Hing did an outstanding job with his students at Just Elementary and the testing was an excellent representative of Man-Son-Hing Martial Arts Academy standard of Excellence and continuing education!
January 18th, 2012
Congratulations to Justin C. Man-Son-Hing for earning his 3rd Dan Black Belt in TaeKwonDo. It is clear Justin is following in his father's legacy, Master Chris Man-Son-Hing, 5th Dan Black Belt. The Grand Master for the promotional testing was the Internationally known Dr. J. Park, 9th Dan Black Belt, TaeKwonDo and Hapkido.
December 16th, 2011
Master Man-Son-Hing was very proud of his promotional candidates testing before Grand Master Park. All the candidates earned their promotion to the next martial arts rank and brought in the New Year of 2012 with an amazing achievement. Congratulations to all!
October 22nd, 2011
The Man-Son-Hing Lady Dragons took a blazing win in the 200, 500 and 1000 meter races held at the first Creeky Bones Sarasota Dragon Boat Race Event. Congratulations to Coach Chris for continuing to lead your team to another victory!
October 15th, 2011
The Man-Son-Hing Lady Dragons took fifth overall out of seventeen teams. The ladies qualified for the "A" Division after racing two fire breathing heats. Congratulations to Coach Chris, Team Coach and Owner and the Man-Son-Hing Lady Dragons for bringing it on!
October 15th, 2011
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October 6th, 2011
Coach Chris is serious about building team membership with athletic and passionate team members. Your new team member referral will extend an invitation to you to join us at breakfast at the Tampa Club. This is our time to build even a stronger relationship with you and your new team member referral. Please take advantage of this great invitation by letting us know if you have made a new team member referrrals and meet us for breakfast! Cynthia Mark brought us Dr. Colleen Elligott, DVM who is training for a Ironman competition and is an athlete. Thank you Cynthia. Colleen is also a sponsor for the team and received a MSH Lady Dragons family team shirt for her generous donation with breakfast. The meeting developed a committee for sponsorship with Cynthia, Colleen. New member Donna Gonzalez also agreed to volunteer her time with the fund raising committee. Thank you to you all for your dedication to the team!
September 25th, 2011
Coach Chris and his wife Janise sponsored a Team Social for the MSH Lady Dragons Championship Team. The social was a fundraising event for the team and a fun event for the team to spend some time with each other and families off the water. There were forty-five members and family members in attendance. This was an amazing event with a great turn out. Thank you to all our team members for your dedication to the team and to team friendships. Two plaques were given to Kristy Udagawa and Carol Smith from the team in appreciation for their dedication to the team during the past racing season.
June 30th, 2011
Man-Son-Hing Martial Arts Academy, Inc. and F Cubed, are pleased to announce our partnership with the University of Tampa Barnes and Nobles Bookstore. Barnes and Nobles will now have available for purchase, The Right Defense for Women DVD, which was produced in Tampa, Florida. The DVD shows women in three easy steps how to protect themselves against a would be attacker. We would like to thank the University of Tampa for their support in continuing to promote student safety among all their female students. The creator for the production of the DVD is Janise Man-Son-Hing a law enforcement officer. Janise believes all females need to learn to protect themselves. Through her passion, this DVD for women was created. Self Defense classes are also available locally to accompany the DVD. Feel free to visit us at www.therightdefense.com for more information.
May 21st, 2011
MSH Martial Arts Academy held a traditional promotional martial arts testing on Saturday, 5/21/11 at 9:00 am. Master Chris promoted sixteen upcoming candidates to the next rank. Man-Son-Hing Martial Arts welcomed their partners from the Jewish Community Center. Justin Man-Son-Hing, 2nd Dan Black Belt presented three of his students for promotion from the JCC martial arts program. Master Chris and his ranking black belts, Justin Man-Son-Hing and Sean Farr selected four "Most Improved" students who were presented with martial arts medals. The promotional candidates were: Michael, Alfonso, Alex and William. Martial Arts Mom, Lara Duncan, Collin and Connor Duncan's mother was presented with a "Martial Arts Mom" tshirt for her continued support of the martial arts center. We appreciate our families!
April 30th, 2011
The Man-Son-Hing Lady Dragons "all" women's team took the Women's Challenge Cup Win again for the third year in a row with a blazing time of 1:54 seconds. The team competed in three different races of the day, sporting their new team trophy and two excellent times in the additional races. Congratulations Man-Son-Hing Lady Dragons 2011 Championship Team. MSH Lady Dragons would also like to thank Tropicana Products for their Platinum Sponsorship and team support. We are proud to represent Tropicana Products and wear the custom designed orange t-shirts and hats given to us by Tropicana Products for race day attire. Thank you Tropicana Products!
March 19th, 2011
Man-Son-Hing Martial Arts Academy joined in partnership in January of this year with the Jewish Community Center and is responsible for the direction of the martial arts program at the Citrus Park location. Two students tested from the JCC and were promoted to the next rank. Congratulations to those fantastic students! Also, MSH Martial Arts was proud to have fifteen of their own students test for promotion to the next rank. Most Improved Students from MSH Martial Arts Academy and the Jewish Community Center were: Michael, Noa, Jonathan and Mary.
December 18th, 2010
On December 18th, 2010 Man-Son-Hing Martial Arts Academy ended the 2010 year with a traditional Christmas promotional testing. Santa also made an early stop and dropped off stockings filled with goodies for all the students! The award of "Most Improved Student" was presented by Master Chris to student, Richard Park of the youth class. Congratulations Richard! Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from the Man-Son-Hing Family!
October 29th, 2010
Man-Son-Hing Martial Arts Academy is celebrating their fifth year in their unique Asian inspired martial art training center. The center was purchased and renovated by Master Chris and his wife, Janise in 2005 and Man-Son-Hing Martial Arts Academy has been Incorporated since 2000. The building is dedicated to the honor and memory of Janise Nichols Man-Son-Hing's father and mother, Jack W. and Irene Nichols. That is why the name of the professional building is "The Jack W. Nichols Professional Center". Man-Son-Hing Martial Arts Academy is also pleased to anounce a second Man-Son-Hing Martial Arts location getting ready to open in Citrus Park in January, 2011. There will be more details coming soon on our second location!
On October 30th, Man-Son-Hing Martial Arts Academy presented 25 of it's best candidates to test before Master Chris Man-Son-Hing 5th Dan Black Belt for the next rank in TaeKwondo. Voted "Most Improved Student" by all the black belt instructors was Armando who is five years old and has a brother Elijah who is also coming up in the ranks.
October 16th, 2010
The Man-Son-Hing Lady Dragons professional dragon boat race team took the championship again this year in Orlando, Florida and won the Women's Health and Fitness Competition race with a blistering time. Congratulations to a team that sacrificed greatly and won largely. The next race will be in Tampa, Florida on April 30, 2011. Thank you to all our sponsors!
August 21st, 2010
Master Man-Son-Hing and his assistant instructors, Justin Man-Son-Hing, Sean Farr and Alan Bui all participated in testing ten promotional candidates to new ranks. Master Man-Son-Hing and his assistant instructors all voted Blake Hall the "Most Improved Student". Blake received a gold medallion for his efforts. Blake is only three years old and shows great potential to move into the upper ranks of martial arts. Blake is now eligible for the Golden Belt Award presented every quarter to the school's most outstanding martial arts student. Congratulations Blake!
June 28th, 2010
The Right Defense was approved by Oprah's Your OWN show producers to be in the Your OWN show Contest! Please support The Right Defense by clicking the link and voting. You can vote for us every day!
June 11th, 2010
Master Chris and his wife Janise joined by their son Justin, friends and family went to their favorite "spot" to celebrate their 11th Wedding Anniversary on Friday, June 11th. Congratulations!
June 5th, 2010
Master Christopher Man-Son-Hing, 5th Dan Black Belt conducted a promotional testing on Saturday, June 5th, 2010 at the Man-Son-Hing Martial Arts Academy. Students were promoted to the next belt rank and families were in attendance at the MSH training center. Master Chris and his staff of black belts named Cade McBroadwell as the "Most Improved Student". Congratulation Cade on a great job!
May 1st, 2010
The Man-Son-Hing Lady Dragons race team sucessfully defended their championship and breathed fire on their competitors winning the Women's Challenge Cup again this year at a blazing time of two minutes and four seconds. This breaks last years record by four seconds. The womens team then qualified to race in Division C with the mixed teams (men and women) and raced to the finish line with a blazing time of two minutes and three seconds claiming a 2nd place victory in Division C!
The Man-Son-Hing Lady Dragons are the 2009 and 2010 Womens Challenge Cup Champions!!
Thank You to our Platinum Sponsor,
Thank You Additional Sponsors,
F Cubed, Law Office of Tonya A. Oliver, P. A., Wolfpack Martial Arts Supply, Paragon Associates, Publix
April 24th, 2010
The last few weeks have been very exciting for our championship lady dragons. Team Owner, Christopher Man-Son-Hing treated the championship team to a team social at Ceviche Restaurant. There was a wonderful buffet of tapas and food and the team had a great evening just socializing together. Justin Man-Son-Hing, the team's steers person, also turned 21 years old and the team gave him a surprise party along with the social. Happy 21st Birthday Justin! Tuesday, April 27th, 2010 MSH Lady Dragons platinum sponsor, Tropicana Products, hosted a team luncheon and video presentation of last year's race at their coporate office. The team was honored to meet the executive staff at Tropicana Products and was treated to a fabulous catered asian inspired meal at the Tropicana Corporate Offices in Bradenton, Florida. The MSH Lady Dragons want to thank Tropicana Products for being our Platimum sponsor for this years 2010 International Dragon Boat Race!
February 24th, 2010
The Right Defense for Women Seminar Series in Tampa, FL partnered with Master Man-Son-Hing of Man-Son-Hing Martial Arts Academy to kick off the first of a series of women's self defense seminars and promote the newly released DVD, Master Man-Son-Hing's "The Right Defense for Women". The first seminar was held on Saturday, February 20th, 2010. The seminar was a great success and each participant was given a copy of the "newly released" DVD created by Master Chris. If you wish to have more information on how to participate in a seminar, purchase a seminar as a gift for someone you would like to attend or purchase a DVD, please visit www.therightdefense.com.
January 31st, 2010
Joshua Sevelin, 2nd Dan Black Belt Man-Son-Hing Martial Arts Academy Golden Belt Award Recipient First Quarter, 2010.
Q. Why do you like to martial arts and what made you start?
A. I love martial arts because it has taught me self-control and has changed me physically and mentally. I wanted to start because I saw people from demos and tournaments doing fantastic feats, and I wanted to try that for myself.
Q. What is your greatest martial arts experience?
A. My greatest martial arts experience was when I earned my 2nd Dan months ago. I had trained for six months for the testing, and when I got the belt, you would think someone handed me a billion dollar check.
Q. What is your biggest dream in the martial arts world?
A. My biggest dream is to earn all the black belt dans. When I first started martial arts, I wanted to make it to the top. Now, six years later, I\'m half way there. I\'ve done so much work throughout my time in martial arts, that I want to see it through to the end.
Q. What is the hardest thing you had to learn while becoming a black belt and how did you overcome it?
A. I think everything was hard, because it was so different for me. I had just made 1st Dan, and Master Chris introduced me to new techniques. But as I worked on them, I was able to use the skills I learned to get my black belt, and it was easier to understand the new skills I had to learn. Plus, I had the help of Master Chris, his son Justin, and another black belt, Sean.
Q. If you could give one piece of advice to other martial artist, what would it be?
A. Never give up. It may seem impossible to keep going, but trust me, if you do, the reward is worth it. I learned this when I tested for my first belt after white, yellow. After that, I was driven to keep going. So keep going, and you will succeed in making your way to master, and other things as well.
October 17, 2009
MSH LADY DRAGONS TAKE A CHAMPIONSHIP WIN IN ORANDLO, FL The 2nd Annual Walt Disney World International Dragon Boat Races hit the waters of Lake Buena Vista on Saturday, October 17th 2009. Sixty teams from local corporate and community groups and paddlers from across the United States and Canada were vying to be the #1 Dragon Boat Team. The Tampa Bay areas very own all-womens team; The Man-Son-Hing Lady Dragons placed in Divsion A with their blistering time and won the Womens Division B competition. MSH Lady Dragons are the official 2009 "Premier Womens Divison B" Champions. Their competing time was a blistering two minutes and 36 seconds crossing the finish line, breathing fire down three competing team's throats.
The competition was a 500m race on the waters of the beautiful Lake Buena Vista, with a fully buoyed 5-lane course run with exact precision and professional equipment. The team also competed in a 2000 meter race, placing fourth overall. Congratulations to a new team that proved "teamwork" is seldom improved when we have no other model but ourselves to copy after.
The team's dedicated training paid off ranking them number #1 in the all womens B Division with a championship win. Their blazing time in this event ranked them "FOURTH" overall out of 12 womens competing teams!
For Final Results of the 2nd International Dragon Boat Races www.gwndragonboat.com.
Thank You to our Platinum Sponsor, Man-Son-Hing Martial Arts Academy and Team Owner, Christopher Man-Son-Hing
Thank You to our Gold Sponsors: Law Office of Tonya A. Oliver and Paragon Associates
Thank you to our additional Sponsors FCUBED, Wolfpack Martial Arts Supply, Publix, The Hot Dog Man, Team Members of MSH Lady Dragons
October 3, 2009
On Saturday evening October 3, 2009 Master Christopher Man-Son-Hing and his wife, Janise attended the exclusive and private wedding of Grand Master Dr. Jung Hwan Park. Grand Master Dr. Jung Hwan Park was joined in matrimony with his bride, Miss Kim Soon Kum in Sebring, Florida. The ceremony was a very private service with only Grand Master Park's closest friends invited. The reception following the ceremony was held at a beautiful local Asian restaurant. Master Christopher Man-Son-Hing and his wife, Janise felt extremely honored to be invited and want to wish Grand Master Dr. Jung Hwan Park and his beautiful new wife, Mrs. Kim Soon Kum Park from Korea, our "Best Wishes" for their new life together in America.
August 31, 2009
Hunter Oliver and Master Man-Son-Hing are featured in the September, 2009 issue of the "TKD Times" Martial Arts Magazine National Publication. The "TKD Times" magazine is a nationally recognized and distributed martial arts magazine. This month's issue features student, Hunter Oliver and Master Man-Son-Hing in an amazing story of Hunter's journey and struggle with autism and his will to live through the power and spirit of martial arts training. We are very proud of Hunter Oliver and once again, the spirit of martial arts training proved true to its 4000 year old history "the power of martial arts can change a life forever". The article is featured on our website and the magazine can also be purchased at any Borders, Barnes and Nobles or any magazine/book outlet or online while supplies last.
August 31, 2009
Martial Arts student, Alexis Hurtado is selected as the Man-Son-Hing Martial Arts Academy coveted "Golden
Belt Award" Winner! Man-Son-Hing Martial Arts Academy awards an exceptional martial arts student the "Golden
Belt Award" each quarter of the year. This student has demonstrated exceptional martial arts skills, determination
and leadership. The student chosen also serves as a role model and mentor to other students and always has a
Master Man-Son-Hing and his staff of black belts would like to congratulate Alexis Hurtado, Deputy Black Belt, as our 3rd Quarter 2009, Golden Belt Award Recipient.
August 30, 2009
The Championship MSH Lady Dragon Team is on the road to competition again, looking yet to gain another championship title and bring home the Gold! Coach Chris is taking our Championship Team on the road to compete in Orlando, FL at Downtown Disney on Saturday, October 17, 2009. Each team will race in 2 or 3 heats lasting approximately 2 minutes. The course is 500 meters in a straight line with 5 lanes and each team will have 60-90 minutes in between heats. Our championship team will compete in the all women's division. We plan to have a 10x10 tent in the Athlete's Village for our team, family and fans to hang out. The MSH Lady Dragons are training hard including many water practices. Please enjoy the pictures of our team training at the Man-Son-Hing Martial Arts training center. More information on the race at www.gwndragonboat.com.
July 15, 2009
Take a look at Man-Son-Hing Martial Arts Academy camp kids with Master Chris riding Mystik and all the other wonderful horses with the camp kids at the Avalon Riding Academy. We picked a special horse to feature named Cory. He is Avalons' 31 year old white beauty. He is the special white horse in the slide show who is so gentle all the kids are grooming him. Even at his age of 31 he is healthy and extremely well cared for by the Avalon staff! Also, the Avalon camp girls show Instructor Justin, how to "kick" in the martial arts class held at the beautiful Avalon facility. Many thanks to Pam, Pat, Carly, Liz and Justin for all there great instructing while at Avalon Riding Academy. Both camps had a great day together!
July 5, 2009
Man-Son-Hing Martial Arts Academy partnered up with Avalon Riding Academy for a day of horse back riding and martial arts camp. The combined youth camp was a great success and the kids did not let it “rain” on their parade. Many thanks to Avalon Riding Academy for their hospitality and wonderful horses! This summer camp is every Wednesday. There is limited space in the camp so please reserve your spot today. Please contact us for more information.
June 15, 2009
The black Belt testing is an honorable and serious ceremony. Black Belt Testing is of mind, spirit and body. It depicts a life defining moment for each candidate, as their name will now be personally entered into the history books of the World TaeKwonDo Federation by Grand Master Dr. Jung Park. All certificates presented were personally certified and signed by Grand Master Park. Black Belt candidates train for years "not months" in advance to perform before the Grand Master. The testing can be risky, therefore the candidates must have complete concentration to perform perfectly their form and one steps before the Grand Master. We are proud of all our candidates from white belt to black belts that participated in this historical experience of a lifetime.
A Special "thank you" to Sheila Man-Son-Hing, Professional Photographer for all her talent in facilitating photography and video for our website and DVD library.
We have added a testimonial by Lou Greco that includes a link to a video from the ceremony on June 5.
June 7, 2009
MSH Lady Dragon Awards Banquet was held today. Please check the MSH Lady Dragons Page for the pictures!
May 26, 2009
The confirmed date of the testing will be on June 5 at 6:00pm with Grand Master Dr. Jung Park, 9th Dan Black Belt as Master of Ceremonies.
Also, we have added an additional testimonial by Cynthia Shao that came in response to the article in St. Petersburg Times last week.
May 22, 2009
The St. Petersburg Times wrote a wonderful article about one of our fantastic students. Hunter Oliver, a story of survival and the gift martial arts gave him..the will to live. An unlikely meeting of two, Master Chris and little Hunter Oliver. Hunter a 26 lb, seven year old autistic child that had already had a "Make a Wish" needed something to spark his life back to gaining weight and growing. The unlikely meeting unfolds in this amazing story of Master, child and the amazing spirit of martial arts. Article in the St. Petersburg Times
May 20, 2009
The internationally recognized and celebrity Icon of the Martial Arts World, Grand Master Dr. Jung Park, 9th Dan Black Belt has arrived from Korea to make a special visit to Master Christopher Man-Son-Hing and Man-Son-Hing Martial Arts Academy. Grand Master Park will conduct a high ranking black belt promotional testing at Man-Son-Hing Martial Arts Academy during the month of June, 2009 with the time and date to be announced. Candidates will be testing before the world famous Grand Master to move into the ranks of black belt, 2nd and 3rd Dans.
Grand Master Park is a well known author of more than five books and has recently starred as himself in a documentary made of his amazing life in Korea. He is also famous as a war hero for his legendary survival as a prisoner of war and his historic induction to the World Taekwondo Federation as only the 34th martial artist to ever receive the 9th Dan black belt in Taekwondo and Hapkido. Grand Master Park is a martial arts legend and we are greatly honored to have him as the Master of Ceremonies at the Man-Son-Hing Martial Arts Academy in June, 2009.
May 07, 2009
To commemorate the Lady Dragon's Championship victory, we have dedicated a page to Dragon Boat Racing here on MSHmartialarts.com! Links have been added on the front page and on the menu bar. Visit the page here!
April 25, 2009
Ten students were advanced to the next belt rank at the MSH Martial Arts Training Center. Congratulations to Kevin Fernandez who was named "Most Improved Student" by Master C. E. Man-Son-Hing and his Black Belt staff.
April 17, 2009
An article was published about the Man-Son-Hing Lady Dragons on April 15, 2009 by Jessica Balanza. Read the whole article at Tampa Bay Online.
April 03, 2009
Man-Son-Hing News wants to keep you updated about the exciting training of our future champion Dragon Boat racing team. The Man-Son-Hing Lady Dragons were on the water training on Wednesday, April 1st to prove there was no April fools joke when it came to their paddling techniques and improved speed on the water. The team is dedicated and trains together three days a week which includes one water practice and two physical fitness team trainings. This team is serious about representing the women's division at the International Dragon Boat Races on Saturday, May 2, 2009. They plan to breath fire down the throat of the competition to win the "Women's Challenge Cup".
Please continue to visit our website and read our updated blogs and check out our pics on the Man-Son-Hing Lady Dragons. Be sure to make plans to come out and support your team, the Man-Son-Hing Lady Dragons on Saturday, May 2nd! Proudly sponsored by Tropicana Products! To get all the complete details for race day please visit the official dragon boat site at tampabaydragonboats.com.
March 20, 2009
Man-Son-Hing Martial Arts Academy would like to announce the 2009 Man-Son-Hing Lady Dragons Dragon Boat Racing Team proudly sponsored by Tropicana Products. The newly formed team is owned by Master Christopher Man-Son-Hing, CEO of Man-Son-Hing Martial Arts Academy. The team has 25 members and is an exclusive team of all women paddlers. The team is Only the second ALL women's team formed in the Tampa Bay area for dragon boat racing. The team mission is to cultivate a team environment that is conducive to each member's discovery of their own personal best. The team is dedicated to three training days a week and that includes a early water training practice at 7:30 am.
Besides the team having fun, making new friends, getting ready to face the competition, continuing to physically work on healthy minds and fit bodies, most of all we remember to promote the international spirit of dragon boat racing and to develop and perform at our highest levels. Our team comes from all walks of life, all ages and all backgrounds but the team is all women which is the strongest component.
The Team plans to debut for their first Dragon Boat Races on Saturday, May 2nd at the Asian Festival located at the Marriott Waterside 601 So. St. Pete Times Drive in downtown Tampa in the Garrison Channel. The Asian Festival will be a big part of this day! Everyone is invited to attend. MSH Lady Dragon recruitment is always looking for new team members. If you are interested in taking the challenge to train with our dragon boat team, please contact us. You can check out www.tampabaydragonboats.com for all the information on the location of the race. We would like to thank Tropicana Products for being our Platinum Sponsor for this event and invite all our Man-Son-Hing Martial Arts families and clients to attend this event and cheer us on to victory. Just look for us at the Tropicana Tent.
If you would like information on how to become a official sponsor of the Man-Son-Hing Lady Dragon 2009 Team, there is still time! Please email us at: firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. Fun Note: "If you think a small donation does not make a difference, just spend the night in bed with a misquote"! All donations are greatly appreciated!
March 20, 2009
Man-Son-Hing Martial Arts is proud to announce their new website! You'll now find it easier stay up to date with faster loading times and more information. Let us know what you think on the contact page.