The Present is an Opportunity, Not a Gift

Many people are preoccupied with the present.

How you feel right now is temporary. Pleasure fades, pain passes, exhaustion is replaced with energy – “now” does not matter nearly as much as people seem to think. Skipping a workout or opting for fast food over a well-prepared meal may seem more pleasurable in the moment, …

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Around the Dojang – The Nine Principles of a Black Belt

Ever look around the dojang and wonder at some of the things you see? For instance, the Korean symbols displayed above the mat. They are large and easy to see — obviously important given their prominence — but do you know their meanings?

These are the nine characteristics Black Belt leaders exemplify, and that we …

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It Takes A Village To Raise A Child

Anyone who has raised a child knows the task is enormous, all-encompassing, and often overwhelming. Children used to be raised by extended families, friends, and communities, but the job has become more isolating – particularly in American culture. The time and energy commitment is intense, and parents infamously spend the majority of their child’s youth …

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Health and Wellness Week

Health and Wellness Week has been loads of fun at Elite TOMA Martial Arts! Friends and family members have joined us on the mat for some stretching, muscle building, self-defense, and even weapons training! We’ve a great week of activities and learning for all. Students definitely got a kick out of watching mom and dad …

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What “TOMA” Stands For

Welcome to Elite TOMA, the leading provider of traditional martial arts classes for kids and adults in Randolph, NJ. Elite TOMA Martial Arts is much more than a martial arts school. It’s a family-oriented community dedicated to helping you live your best life.

Owner and operator Grand Master Jae Hyeon Jo opened the school in …

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Who is a Black Belt?

At Elite TOMA, students are consistently reminded to strive to be a “Black Belt Leader.” They look to older students and mentors who have achieved that rank for examples of form and technique. Stripes and stars adorn their uniforms as a symbol of progress toward that goal. At each belt test, students who …

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