Martial Arts Blog

Derek Chauvin Knew Kung Fu. Should You?

24+ Derek Chauvin Knew Kung Fu.  Should You?   Keshia Richmond speaks with Sifu Lamar Bruno, owner of Elizabethtown, North Carolina based, The Shaolin Experience / Onpoint Executive Protection.  They discuss Derek Chauvin, a white man and disgraced Minneapolis Police Office charged with the murder by “knee-to-neck” choke-hold of George Floyd, a Black man. Keshia […]

Interview with Sifu Lamar Burno Part II

28+ Interview with Sifu Lamar Burno – Part II   Keshia Richmond speaks with Sifu Lamar Bruno, owner of Elizabethtown, North Carolina based, The Shaolin Experience / Onpoint Executive Protection.  They discuss his experience as a stunt coordinator, regional director of the Philadelphia Guardian Angels, how he saved a girl from drowning, and what students […]

Interview with Sifu Lamar Burno

28+ Interview with Sifu Lamar Burno   Keshia Richmond speaks with Sifu Lamar Bruno, owner of Elizabethtown, North Carolina based, The Shaolin Experience / Onpoint Executive Protection.  They discuss his martial arts lineage and the start of his work as a stunt coordinator in film. Keshia: Hi Sifu Bruno [Sifu Lamar Burno]. Sifu Lamar Burno: […]

Sifu Lamar Burno

23+ Sifu Lamar Burno Sifu Lamar Burno (Sifu Burno) is a visiting instructor at Oh Do Kwon Tae Kwon Do & Self Defense – Tazewell TKD. He is the owner of Elizabethtown, North Carolina based, The Shaolin Experience. He has practiced martial arts for over four decades. Martial Arts Training Sifu Burno earned his Black […]

Virginia Governor Northam Orders Face Masks

33+ Tazewell, Virginia – Friday, May 29, 2020, is the day that Virginia Governor Ralph Northam announced, residents would be required to wear a cotton face mask or face covering when entering a place of business or government building in Virginia. Gov. Ralph Northam made this announcement on Tuesday, May 26, 2020. In anticipation of […]

15 Benefits of Face Masks with Ties

26+ 15 Benefits of Face Masks with Ties  1.  These cotton face masks Provides measurable filtration of fine particles.  2.  Designed to fit you in two ways.             a.  Directly over the face, similar to a medical procedure mask.            b.  With pleats expanded. 3.  Expanded […]

Why We Got Cotton Face Mask Game!

27+ Why We Got in the Cotton Face Mask Game! We decided that Oh Do Kwon Tae Kwon Do & Self-Defense – Tazewell TKD could pivot and stay open from Day 1 of the pandemic.  With our 9th annual 2020 Grandmaster Roy Richmond Legacy Tournament being postponed, we believed we could make a difference. For […]

Fight Against Coronavirus

24+ To our Oh Do Kwon Tae Kwon Do – Tazewell Tae Kwon Do Family, As part of the principles imparted to us by Grandmaster Roy Richmond, I wanted to find a unique way to be a part of the solution during these times that are surely testing us all. To that end, I have […]

17 Martial Arts Quotes – Black Martial Artists

24+ We’ve compiled 17 Martial Arts Quotes by Black Martial Artists that speak of philosophy, achievement, the state of the sport, inspiration, motivational or an overall approach to life.  We typically share new quotes on our social media accounts:  We wanted you to have access the same inspiration on our website too.  It is our […]

POSTPONED – 2020 GM Roy Richmond Legacy Tournament

The 9th annual GM Roy Richmond Legacy Tournament will be held in Tazewell, Virgina. This open martial arts tournament is arguably the premier martial arts tournament held in a picturesque plateau of the majestic Appalachian Mountains of Southwest Virginia.