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New Video Posted on our YouTube Page

posted Aug 1, 2014, 8:50 AM by Keith Hathaway   [ updated Aug 1, 2014, 8:52 AM ]


Published on YouTube Aug 1, 2014

Kids at Hathaway's Martial Arts in Essex Junction, VT practicing LaPan-Do. Students shown in this video working together to improve their skills include: Eli, Jacob, Noah, Avon, Abdel, and Jarrit. These students are training hard at the end of long class involving many intense drills and valuable lessons.

Many of the children are looking forward to competing for tournament gold at "Yordan's Fall Open Championships" coming up November 1, 2014.

A Visit To The Villari's In Barre

posted Jul 23, 2014, 8:14 AM by Keith Hathaway   [ updated Jul 23, 2014, 8:15 AM ]

Last night I had the chance to go down to Barre (Thank you Mr. Johnson, Miss Grace, Miss Aboukhalil, and Eli).  At the Villari's studio, Freddie LaPan was teaching classes for the evening.  He and his students were as enthusiastic and welcoming as ever.  It's always uplifting to walk into the familiar sounds and activities of a positive dojo like theirs.

Everyone thought our new tee shirts were awesome.  Don't be surprised to see strangers wearing the same tee at tournaments or around town, they are just friends of ours you haven't met yet.  Make sure to say hello.  

Master LaPan is recovering nicely from his most recent hip operation.  His physical conditioning and mental fortitude help him to overcome challenges and stay on track.  Although he says he still has a ways to go, it is apparent that he is bouncing and kicking well already.  

We were able to talk briefly about martial-arts in general.  He was very supportive of our curriculum.  One thing that he did stress was the importance of including sufficient self-defense training and practice.  Self-defense is and has always been a part of our classes; lets use this mention of it as a reminder.  Techniques should be simple, easy to learn, require no physical gifts, and most importantly: effective.  The basic scenarios should be practiced many, many times.  The more repetition the better.

One last thing to share today.... Freddie is intending to come up to Essex Jct. or St. Albans in the near future to work with our students.  It might be a rotating sparring session, a full blown seminar including other schools, or anywhere in between.  When a date is set everyone will be notified promptly of the details.

Have a super day,
Keith Hathaway

New Tee Shirts Are In Stock

posted Jul 22, 2014, 12:07 PM by Keith Hathaway   [ updated Jul 22, 2014, 12:08 PM ]

The much anticipated LaPan-Do shirts are now in stock at both Hathaway's TKD in Essex Jct and at Hathaway's KA in St. Albans.  Students may wear them in class in place of the official uniform top.

New T-Shirts Featuring LaPan-Do "The Way of the Weapon"

posted Jul 15, 2014, 9:15 AM by Keith Hathaway   [ updated Jul 15, 2014, 9:16 AM ]

New T-Shirts are in production and should arrive within the next couple of weeks.  Our new T features a large LaPan-Do image on the back and a 2nd smaller image on the left chest.  Printed in bright colors on a premium 100% cotton shirt, the dynamic logos make bold a statement.  All sizes available.  $25 each.  Contact Gen to pre-purchase or reserve shirts:  HathawaysTKDmembership@gmail.com

BlackBelt Testing set for September 13th

posted Jul 15, 2014, 8:57 AM by Keith Hathaway

Master Jackman has set the date for BlackBelt Testing... September 13th, 2014.  All BlackBelts are asked to attend and to wear their official uniforms.  Candidates for promotion must be cleared by their Director and by Master Jackman well prior to the Testing date. 

This event will be conducted outdoors on Hathaway Point in St. Albans.  Be prepared for various terrains and weather conditions.  Consider running shoes, water, snacks, personal medical needs, sun-block, bug-spray, bathing-suit, towel, etc.

This Testing will be a memorable event.  Make sure not to miss it!

Nate Bedell Wins Gold

posted Jul 15, 2014, 8:36 AM by Keith Hathaway   [ updated Jul 15, 2014, 9:19 AM ]

Mr. Nathan Bedell recently attended an annual martial-arts tournament in Maine.  Competing in Continuous Sparring in the BlackBelt division, Mr. Bedell fought 4 matches consisting of two 2 minute rounds each.  He went undefeated to win the Gold medal.  

Congratulations Mr. Bedell.  

Watch for Mr. Bedell to be competing at "Yordan's Fall Open Championships" next.

Girl Scouts Have a Blast Learning Self-Defense

posted Nov 6, 2013, 5:11 PM by Nunchaku Club   [ updated Nov 6, 2013, 5:11 PM ]

The Girl Scouts were super.  They are great bunch of well mannered young ladies with very sensible thoughts and ideas about self-defense.  Master Hathaway, Mr. Jarrit Hathaway, and Mrs. Hathaway taught many valuable lessons including how to recognize and avoid danger, practical self-defense techniques, escaping, and discussed many facets of personal safety.  The girls worked hard and were enthusiastic.  We look forward to seeing them again soon.

Hathaway's Serving the Community - Girl Scouts

posted Nov 6, 2013, 10:41 AM by Nunchaku Club   [ updated Nov 6, 2013, 10:41 AM ]

Wednesday November 6th Instructors from Hathaway's Karate Academy will be teaching self-defense for the Girl Scouts at the St. Albans Town Educational Center.  Keeping kids safe and happy is one of our primary goals.  We are excited to share with these fine young people and hope to make a positive impression, and a difference in their lives.

We openly invite groups in the community to contact us and schedule a private self-defense course for them.  We have successfully taught church groups, scouts, military units, a SWAT team, elderly, etc.  Call (802) 872-0050 today, or email HTKDmembership@gmail.com

* Regularly scheduled classes will not be affected.  Classes will be conducted as normal at HKKA and at HTKD.


posted Nov 6, 2013, 7:18 AM by Nunchaku Club   [ updated Nov 6, 2013, 7:18 AM ]


Master Dunlavey recently accepted 8th Dan from GrandMaster Dion, effectively elevating GrandMaster Dion to 9th Dan and Master Dunlavey to GrandMaster. 


Congratulations and our best wishes to both.

"Professor" - 8th Dan

posted Nov 6, 2013, 7:07 AM by Nunchaku Club   [ updated Nov 6, 2013, 7:07 AM ]

Last year Master LaPan received his 8th Dan from Great GreandMaster Fred Villari.  In the Villari's system the title bestowed with 8th Dan is Professor.  Technically he is now Professor LaPan, but he has indicated that he would still like to go by Master LaPan in most settings.  

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