The School of Oom Yung Doe will be holding a Grand Opening and Open House at their newest location in Crown Hill. The event will take place on Saturday, September 10th from 12:00 PM to 4:00 PM.
Come by to meet the instructor, see the facilities and learn more about what the school has to offer. Free 15 minute introductory lessons will be held every hour throughout the event starting at 12:30 PM. Special offers and discounts will be extended to all who attend as well as a chance to win free lessons or products through the school.
Oom Yung Doe incorporates the eight main styles of traditional East Asian martial arts, each offering its own unique benefits and specific body development.
Tai Chi Chung
Tae Kwon Do
Kom Do (Samurai Sword)
Ship Pal Gae (18 Weapons)
Through the school a student may focus on any one particular style or work towards their black belt in all eight. Instruction is available for all ages and conditions.
Come visit the school on Saturday, Sept. 10th and experience the difference of Oom Yung Doe!
The School of Oom Yung Doe is now open at 8543 15th Ave NW in a storefront formerly occupied by The Tweetery.
From their website: “Different from typical martial arts, sports or exercise Oom Yung Doe does not just develop one aspect of a persons condition, but all areas of strength, flexibility, coordination, speed, control, and agility internally and externally, lower, mid and upper body. It is common to see many athletes retire at a young age because of the damage athletics has done to their bodies. Through Oom Yung Doe an individual can continue to progress and maintain their condition through their seventies and beyond.”
They have other locations in Bellevue, Kirkland, Redmond and Wallingford.
In your mailbox in the last few days was an issue of a newspaper The Journal. Included inside the issue was the invaluable 2011 Crown Hill Business Directory. The directory is published by the Crown Hill Business Association, and includes listings for nearly all Crown Hill Businesses.
Didn’t get yours? Or maybe it went straight to the recycle bin? No worries, there are two options to get your very own: 1) get it electronically from: crownhillbusiness.org; or 2) drop by Cassandra Peterson’s office at 8327 15th Ave NW during business hours.
These businesses are part of our local community. Please support our local businesses who invest in the neighborhood.
The striking cover art was created by Crown Hill’s own Cynthia Burrell who was inspired by the sculptures at Home and Garden Art:
The Crown Hill Business Association is hosting a Summer Social for the businesses and residents of Crown Hill to get to know each other, and enjoy some of the fine summer weather (while it lasts). This is a free event, so come on out, enjoy free pizza and beverages, and meet some of the businesses in the neighborhood.
The social will be in the parking lot by the Edward Jones office, A Perfect Fit, and Juliano’s Pizza (formerly Pizza Time). This is on the East side of 15th Ave NW, and the parking lot can be accessed by the driveway just South of Edward Jones at 8327 15th Ave NW.
Upon moving to Crown Hill in 2002, I noticed many blank walls on buildings, often tagged with graffiti, painted out graffiti, re-tagged, re-painted out, etc. What is it about a blank wall that encourages vandals to leave their marks? Our major streets, 15th Ave NW, Holman Road, and NW 85th Street appeared quite tired, even dreary. As new businesses have moved in, old businesses and new alike have taken to spiffing up their storefronts with bright colors, and … murals. Most recently the Value Village relocated a couple of doors south on 15th, and engaged the services of Seattle muralist, Ryan “Henry” Ward. Henry’s murals drew much attention in the press (MyBallard article, and even some television and radio coverage). It has certainly sparked lots of discussions among neighbors and passerby (as I snapped photos early on a Saturday morning, 6 people volunteered their opinions, four very positive, one negative, one shrug).