Monday, February 28, 2011

Warm thoughts of Summer

Its now February 28, 2011 and here in Maine we have had Snow just about every week since Christmas or so it seems. I often find myself reflecting on my favorite season summer, but summer also has its draw backs. So let focus on the positives, last summer I had the grand idea of training early in the mornings by the seaside. Below are pictures which serve to to remind myself of exactly how warm Maine can be.

"A long silence
held my breath
this Morning"

Monday, June 28, 2010

Questions and Answers

03/28/2011 A student asked me what the difference between a boxing jab and a Karate reverse punch? The short answer was the intent, a boxing jab can be a range finder or if thrown with not so good intensions a jab hammer. While, a Karate reverse punch is a jack hammer!

Wednesday, July 29, 2009


Master Hyatt Quotes, "A man is born gentle and weak. At his death he is hard and stiff. Green plants are tender and filled with sap. At their death they are withered and dry. Therefore the stiff and unbending is the disciple of death. The gentle and yielding is the disciple of life. Thus an army without flexibility never wins a battle. A tree that is unbending is easily broken. The hard and the strong will fall. The soft and weak will overcome." by-Lao-TZU

Wellness and Martial Arts training!

Wellness through MARTIAL ARTS!
TANG SOO DO training
1- Promotes kinesthetic balance in the elderly & impaired.
2- Reduce aggressiveness in specific populations.
3- Helps build self esteem.
4- Self defense skills.
5- Physical fitness.
6- Inhibites aggressiveness and delinquency among children.
7- Enables a person to "burn off" emotional energy to revive themselves.

"The dragon Fly"

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Special Martial Arts Programs

Martial Arts classes
YES, AMI-HAN Martial Arts offers classes for both KIDS and adults, Location: Washington, Maine at Fenn Fotographics on Rte. 17 Washington. Tel: 207 333 7913 Call or Email: for details.
Tang Soo Do is a Korean martial art with Chinese origins. We stress self-defense and ending conflict without violence. Students learn the physical techniques and forms associated with the art. Also students improve themselves by gaining such things as discipline, self-control, patience, confidence, and respect.

Master Instructor, Derrick Hyatt began training in Martial Arts at the age of 8 and was himself a Karate Kid. He has more than 35 years total Martial Arts experience, and having trained with world champions and legendary Martial Artists, he and brings high intensity, enthusiam and motivation to his classes. As a professional Martial Artist he continuously strives to provide his students with the highest quality service as an instructor. Together we practices the Art of CAN DO!

Great Rates!

Saturday, March 1, 2008

Endurance and Flexibility

Stretching is a fundament part of every class and key before every AMI- HAN workout. Everyone gains improved flexibility, it helps to reduce the possibility of injury, helps to increase speed, balance and endurance. Notice the AMI-HAN student(green head gear) engaging his opponent in a sparring match. By the way these two combatants are separated by some 25 years in age.

Set a goal, work towards it!

A Long perilous road test the horse; A long perilous journey test the man.

Ask about our "Little AMI-Han's Program"

Little AMI-Han's Program
Our program offers REAL Martial Arts Skills for pre-school aged students and up. Our Little AMI-Han's program focuses on the basic components of Martial Arts techniques. Our curriculum is focused on building strong fundamentals, like balance, focus Skills, Blocking Techniques, and Gross Motor Coordination and Skill. CLASSES In the Damarscatta and NewCastle area. LOCATION "THE ComFIT Zone" 68 Main Street, New Castle, ME.
Times: Mondays & Wednesdays 5:00pm- 6:00pm


In the spirit of "Tang Soo Do" Moo Duk Kwan, which is to stop inner and outer conflict, I conduct Self-Defense Seminars on Personsal Safety. A top priority of most people who enter a Martial Arts studio is the desire to learn Self-Defense, this will most likely involve learning kicks, blocks and punches. Additionally, I stress the importance of learning the proper Mind-Set which often times is the key to Servival. Adapt to your environment, Improvise and Overcome!

WOMENS'S SELF-DEFENSE it's about feeling Safe and Confident in everyday Life.

" When the soul becomes the warrior, all fear melts as the snowflake that falls upon your hand" - wisdom of blind Master Po (keye Luke) in the Kung Fu TV series.

The meaning of " Moo Duk Kwan"
KWAN - School or Institute to stopping inner and outer conflict

For information on scheduling a Seminar for your group or organization contact Master Hyatt by email: or
Phone: 207-333-7913

Attributes of "TANG SOO DO"

1. It is natural and reasonable to practice a martial art.

2. It is free and not restrictive

3. It combines civil and military arts which are strong and submissive.

4. It is good practice for mental and physical well-being.

5. It is good for self-defense and improvement of personal health.

6. You can practice as an individual or as a member of a group.

7. You can practice anywhere, and it is inexpensive.

8. Anyone can learn with a little effort, faith, regardless if they are man, woman, elderly, young.

9. You can practice where you have a partner or not.

10. You don't need any instruments to practice with.

TANG SOO DO Moo Duk Kwan Style

Traditional Tang Soo Do is a powerful martial art that consists of defenses and attacks which uses nearly every part of the human body. The founder of Modern day "Tang Soo Do" Mo Duk kwan style was Grand Master Hwang Kee who found his Korean Martial Arts Academy on the November 9, 1945. However, Tang Soo Do has long history that can be traced by to the traced to "The Three Kingdoms in Korea, Shilla 57 BC-935 AD, Paekjae 18 BC-660 AD, and Koguryo 37 BC-668"

There are many components to TANG SOO DO which if combined allows the student to maximize there abilities. The most obvious of these are the development of Mental, Physical and Spiritual awareness (energy) and this is what distinguish TANG SOO DO from what we call SPORTS.

TANG SOO DO - " the ultimate objective of the skilled student of martial arts is to obtain victory without combat. But once you have engaged in combat he/she must win even against great odds. Principals to remember:

- The path of virtue and duty.
- Knowledge of the harmony of the nature of the universe.
- Knowledge and understanding of geography.
- Great leadership.
- The social system and order.