The Academy community life is active. Belt tests, seminars, field trips, birthday celebrations, holiday parties, and the list goes on...
"There are so many activities and events through the dojang and our family is very happy and proud to be a part of it!" Ted Calhoun
"The level of instruction is excellent, but it is the sense of community that makes the Academy special..I have watched the Academy grow and it still retains the same community spirit without losing closeness and attention to detail. I highly recommend that you look here if you are interested in the martial arts or just a fun way to exercise." Craig Poms
"Instructor David, my classmates and their families are my community, and the Dojang my second home. I now feel a great deal of courage, and have such an inner sense of security knowing that should I have to, I now have some skills and knowledge that I can use to defend myself. I’m strong and capable of taking care of myself thanks to my training. It’s challenging, but I encourage anyone who may be considering it, to join us at the Taekwondo & Hapkido Academy – you’ll receive so much more than just martial arts training, you’ll get a family." Lois Douglass-Alston
Recent Special Events...
Chapel Hill Christmas Parade
December 8, 2012
Thanksgiving Morning Cardio-Kickboxing Workout
with Master Misael
Grand Master Kim, 9th Dan, traveled from Chicago, Ill to lead an advanced black belt training session
in sparring, hapkido, and weapons.
3rd Annual Halloween Party
Saturday, October 27, 2012
2nd Dan Black Belt Test
Saturday, September 29, 2012
Fall Color Belt Test
Saturday, August 25, 2012
Master Misael with Grand Master Hsu, 7th Dan and the USA's leading expert on WTF Poomsae standards
June 8, 2012
The WTF adjusts the standards for forms, stances, and blocks periodically. It is important to Master Misael that his students and instructors stay current with these standards. Master Misael never stops learning, ensuring his own students learn from him in accordance with the World Taekwondo Federation's current standards and guidelines.
Summer Belt Test
Saturday, June 9, 2012
Master Misael and Tonya Rebollar celebrated their son's 1st birthday with their Academy family.
The party was a bash, complete with a bounce castle, slide, and a magic show!
Happy Birthday, Alex!
Black Belt Test
Saturday, May 26, 2012
2012 Adults' Martial Arts Beach Camp
May 18 - 20
The Academy moved!
Monday, May 14, 2012
Monday Noon Class was the first class held in our brand new facility!
North Carolina State Taekwondo Championships
March 24, 2012
Spring Belt Test
March 10, 2012
Winter Belt Test
December 3, 2011
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2011 Flex Taekwondo Invitational
Another stellar performance by the Eagles! They gave 100%, cheered one another on, and had a fantastic day of competition. The Academy is well represented on the tournament circuit by these atheles who exhibit exemplary skills and sportsmanship everytime they compete. Go Eagles!
The Academy 3rd Annual Halloween Party and Pumpkin Contest!
Friday, October 28th 6:00-8:00
The Academy community gathered for a huge night of Halloween fun! Costumes, games, a loaded buffet, and the grand finale...the pumpkin contest, made for a very special night for all ages!
Black Belt Tea Ceremony
Friday, September 23, 2011
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Color Belt Test
Saturday, September 17, 2011
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2011 Kids Martial Arts Beach Camp!
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Academy Birthday Celebration!!
June 11th, 2011
Color Belt Test, Demonstrations,
The Golden Eagle Charity Fundraiser!!
What an amazing celebration of community! The whole school gathered at The Sheraton Chapel Hill to celebrate the Academy's 2nd birthday. The day's events inlcuded a color belt test, a series of martial arts demonstrations performed by Academy members as well as visting teams, and the Golden Eagle Charity Fundraiser. The fundraiser was an incredible success - meeting our goal to raise $4000.00 for afterschool scholarships for at-risk elementary school children!!
Master Misael was joined at the head table by Master Ron Whitted, President of the NCTO, Sifu Jason of Goldsmith Kung Fu & MMA, Owners/Instructors Tracy Long and Shannon Edwards of Ultimate Martial Arts, Owner/Instructor Alvis Smith of Lion's Martial Arts, and Owner/Instructor Antonio Ara of Taekwondo & Fitness Academy.
Black Belt Test
June 4, 2011
2011 Martial Arts Beach Camp
For two perfect, sunny days Master Misael trained a group of Academy students on the beach. The sun, sand, and sea were ideal and everyone had a fantastic time...if you condsider push-ups, walking lunges, and self-defense training in the surf a good time.
The pictures tell the story...
NCTO Sponsered Poomsae Seminar
with Grandmaster Hsu
May 5th & 6th 2011
The Academy was honored to be selected as the host school for this seminar and to be the only martial arts school in NC to welcome Grandmaster Hsu all the way from San Antonio, Texas. Master Ron, head of the NCTO, organized this special forms event as part of an effort to provide North Carolina Taekwondo athletes and referees with the very best martial arts training available.
Grandmaster Hsu's credentials are in an elite class of internationally respected martial artists and include being the referee for World Taekwondo Federation Forms Championships 2008-2011. He holds a 7th degrees black belt. Essentially, to any student serious about Poomsae, in particular for competition, Grandmaster Hsu is the USA's resident expert.
Master Misael was extremely pleased for his students, including most of the Eagles Team, to have this rare opportunity to train with a forms Grandmaster. Master Misael himself took the seminar. Forms standards and competiton scoring practices have changed and Grandmaster Hsu is the leading authority on these standards. Now Master Misael can bring the benefits of his continuing education to his students in class.
As a NCTO Referee Chair and coach of a competition team Master Misael appreciated that NC tournament referees participated and were educated to today's poomsae scoring standards. The seminar was a highly informative, intense learning event for all. Everyone who attended came away from the weekend gratified.
Masters Training Session with Grandmaster Hsu
Color Belt Test - March 12, 2011
Junior Eagles, Children's Program, and Adult Program students all tested on Saturday, March 12th. It was a challenging learning experience and all participants went home proud of their achievements. Click the link below for photo galleries of the three tests.
Breaking Demonstration at Belt Test- December 4, 2010
Annual Academy Halloween Party! - October 29, 2010
Dressed to impress...or scare, academy families celebrated the spookiest holiday of the year together. The dojang was filled with ninjas (even a ninja pumpkin), pirates, princesses, vampires, and superheros. Everyone brought a dish to share, and many brought their carved pumpkins for the Jack-O-Lantern contest. It was a great night of community, games, and frightful fun!
Children's Self-Defense Seminar/Pizza & Movie Night
October 15, 2010
Master Rebollar taught an Anti-Abduction/Bully-Avoidance class followed by pizza and a movie. The kids learned important, practical methods to protect themselves in real-life, threatening situations and then relaxed together and enjoyed the show. Parents enjoyed a night out while their kids had an educational and entertaining evening in at the academy.
Teen & Adult Martial Arts Day Camp - September 25, 2010
A group of 18 academy teens and adults in a wide range of ages and belt ranks completed a day-long, intensive, martial arts workshop with Master Rebollar and Instructor Garcia. The workshop included power breathing, meditation, and deep stretching, followed by a strenuous workout, sparring drills, hapkido, and weapons self-defense techniques. We trained at the academy in the morning, broke for lunch together (a big lunch!), and then traveled in the academy van to a sister school, Instructor Garcia's academy, in Liberty, NC for the afternoon activities. The day was challenging, instructive, and above all FUN!
Color Belt Tests - August 28, 2010
Junior Eagles: 9:00-9:45
Children's Test : 9:45-11:00
Adult's Test: 11:15-TBD
Students of all ages tested for high-white through red belts. They demonstrated their mastery of kicks, forms, self defenses, sparring, and breaking for their level. Academy belt tests are exciting to watch and they are open to the public. If you wish to attend a future belt test contact Master Rebollar.
Karate Kid Weekend! - June 11th - 13th, 2010
Friday, June 11th 6:30-8:30 PM, families joined Master Rebollar for pizza and a viewing of the original Karate Kid.
Prior to watching the movie students performed a martial arts demonstration for the rest of the school. They were practicing for their demonstration the next day, June 12th, at Timberlyne Theater before a showing of the new Karate Kid film. The team performed a new form, self-defenses, falls, nunchakus, and board breaks.
Sunday, June 13th we all met at Timberlyne Theater to see a matinée of the new Karate Kid movie together. It truly was a Karate Kid weekend!
Academy Birthday Pool Party! - June 5th, 2010
To fully acknowledge an amazing year of training together all academy families were invited to Master Rebollar's for an afternoon of swimming, grilling-out, and birthday cake. There were no push-ups, leg lifts, or crunches on this day, just a lot of splashing around and having fun! In the last twelve months the academy has grown into a very large community; we have a newly-minted class of black belts and growing classes of color belts in all ranks. This was an evening to celebrate our school and the community that has grown from it. Everyone had a fantastic time!
Games, Pizza, and Movie Night! March 26th, 2010
This evening evening was just for fun. We train hard on the mat every week. On this night we played hard instead! Master Rebollar and the kids played games and then relaxed with pizza and a movie. All academy students were invited and some even brought siblings and friends. Everyone loves Pizza & Movie Night. Parents had Friday date-night while their kids had a fantastic time at the dojang. There will be many more events like this throughout the year.