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OCUSA Members Activities for the Nation and Martial Arts

BUDOKWAN BLACK BELTS PROTECTING THE U.S. AND MAKING A DIFFERENCE

Black belt member, Phil Smith (below), was promoted to Lieutenant Colonel and has assumed command of the 24th Battalion of the Virginia Defense Force. The Defense Force is part of the Virginia National Guard. LTC Smith is a graduate of the Virginia Military Institue (VMI). Phil graduation from the Basic Officer's Training Course, where GrandMaster (Major) Lewis acted as the senior tactical officer. Phil was the outstanding graduate of the class.    Phil and his wife Janet live with their two dogs in the Rocky Mount area of Central Virginia. Phil has been a member of the Order for 20 years. 

Black Belt Justin Gorish (below) is seen guarding a pirate prisoner in the far East. Since leaving the Marine Corps,  where Justin was Security for President Clinton, where Justin flew on MWHG-1 President’s Helo, Justin has worked and managed several high level security operations. See where Justin has been working. http://seaguardsecurity.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=22&Itemid=29

Master Brian Cook (below) has had a very busy couple of years.  He retired November 28, 2011 from the US Army.  Brian then worked for the Office of Budget and Management within the US Department of State. Brian now works for the Acquisitions and Security Department within the US Department of Justice.  Brian is also very busy with family life. Brian's son, Tyler, is in the US Army Reserve and has just returned from a tour in Afghanistan. His daughter, Jamie, is expecting a second child, so Master Cook will soon spend most of his spare time with his two grandsons (Gabriel and Lachlan). They enjoy jumping on Brian's head in an attempt to give him a heart attack at every opportunity.  Brian will also celebrate his 28th anniversary with this beautiful wife Tammy in June 2013.

Budokwan Black Belt, Moses (Steven) Chambliss, (below) is shown receiving an award from GradMaster Lewis. Master Chambliss was an original student of GrandMaste Jai Chil Shin, the head of the original US Tang Soo Do organization. Master Chambliss is over 70 years old and still teaches class one night a week in Trenton, NJ. Master Chamblis is being considered fro promotion to 7th Dan by the World Tang Soo Do Fderation!

Sam Albright Promoted

Sam Albright was promoted to 6rh Dan on Septemeber 15, 2012. Congratulations! Sam is an excellent example of a martial artist and an American.

 

Awards 2012 Announcement

We are having a Promotion and Awards evening with light refreshments.  It will be both an Order of Combat event and a class event for the Appomattox class.  It will take place at the Appomattox Recreation Department/Community Center, December 19, Wednesday evening, at 7 PM.  If you are not in the Appomattox class, but would like to attend, give me a call at 434-993-1954 or 434-609-6058
Jeff Lewis - Director

Welcome to that time of year- belting up!  All students are working extrra hard to perfect their Combats during class.  Now, it is super important not to miss any classes.  The date for the ceremony is December 19 at 7PM.  This is our annual event, so there will be refreshments afterwards.  There will be a sign up sheet in class for food donations, so please bring your holiday specialties.  Also, there is a fee to belt up ($25.00)  This must be paiod in advance, or your student will not belt up.  There are no exceptions.  Please remember, we do not belt students for attendance, so you student must earn their belt.  Testing and evaluation will be conducted by Grandmasters from the Order of Combat-USA, and Certified Karate Instructors.   So, please support your students by encouraging them to practice at home, to make all classes and pay your fees on time.  Reminder, students who are behind in their tuition will sit out of class.  Also, remember that each student must have a black uniform in order to belt up.  Once again, if there are any problems, contact the instructor, NOT THE RECREATION CENTER, as the belting up is done and set up by the instructor, Kim Magruder. and the Order of Combat-USA.  If you would like to help in any way, please give Ms. Magruder a call.  Any donations and help will ensure a top spot on Santa's list.
Thanks for supporting your student, Kim Magruder.  Contact 434-607-5856.

Award Recipients 2011

2011 CITIZENSHIP AWARD RECIPIENTS
These Order Members have been serving their country, or community, whether by actually being in the military, teaching community based Karate classes, assisting with functions of the Order, volunteering for school and community service activities.  Our Black Belts are supporting America!
There are many other Members that have served their country and/or community this year, however, we received no nominations for other Black Belt Members.  I hope the 2012 Awards will be more complete and give the recognition that these outstanding citizens deserve.   I am also hoping that we will have more articles for the website.  www.orderofcombat.org
The more participation by our Black Belts, the more beneficial the Order can be for all of us.
We recognize these Members for their service:
MILITARY SERVICE
Samuel Albright,     Tina   Albright,   Brian Cook,      Justin Gorish,       Phillip Smith,        Hank Williams,  Sean Cremer,       David Griffin,
COMMUNITY SERVICE
Adam Brennen,      Ray Carmichael,     Garrett Johnson, Jr.      Anthony Kerstner,     Thresea   Lewis,       Kim Magruder,
Clifton Thompson,        Frank Zalvino,         Moses Steven Chambliss        Robert Jung
BLACK BELT STUDENT NOMINEES
Ebony Austin         Latia Gough,       Patrick Fowler,      Nick   Microutsicos,

Albrights are Krav Maga instructors

Marines and Buidokwan Black Belts Sam and Tina Albright have been certified as Krav Maga Instructors.  The course was given by Prof. Marty Cale, Chief Instructor of the International Association of Krav Maga. The Instructor Course was completed by Tina Albright, Jason Velez, Daniel Rodriguez and Sam Albright. The Instructor Course included a 7 hour class in drills, techniques, teaching methods, and learning the updated material out of Israel. In addition, the instructor trainees had a Krav Maga seminar with several others where they had to actually teach a Krav Maga class and work with students.

Congratulations and Semper Fi

See Pictures Here:

http://orderofcombat.org/images/phocagallery/thumbs/phoca_thumb_l_krav%20maga%20instructors.jpg


Promotions and Awards Night

 

  December 14th 6:30 to 8 PM Annual Promotions and Awards Night.

 

Demonstrations – Promotion Ceremonies – presentations from the Grandmaster and Guests of Honor

REFRESHMENTS!

Black Belt Masters, Instructors, Candidates for Rank Promotion and Awards from the Order of Combat should send their nominations for these Promotions and/or Awards to Grandmaster Lewis at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it they may be sent to 394 Phoebe Pond Road, Concord, VA 24538. If you have questions about Promotions and Awards, call GM Jeff Lewis at 434-993-1954.

Nominations should be for current Members or those who are joining as new Members of the Order.

Black Belts may apply for promotions and/or nominate others for promotion

. A letter is being generated which will also have these details:

Applicants/Nominees should include:

Name, Age, and who is the Instructor/Black Belt submitting this Application/Nomination

Adult Black Belts suggested Annual Membership donation $50 Junior Black Belts suggested annual donation $20

 

Senior/Junior Black Belt and Masters Certification Fee is still only $50.

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New Secretary/Treasurer Announced

Kim Magruder has assumed the duties of Secretary/Treasurer, of the Order of Combat-USA, and the American Order of Combat-BuDoKwan Corporation. Always active in a variety of projects for the Order and the Members, Kim is a busy mother and busy Black Belt Instructor also. Her afternoon classes are standing room only. Ms. Magruder has graciously volunteered for the post, replacing our previous volunteer, Thresea Lewis, who has served faithfully since the Order was reIncorporated.

New photos posted

New photos are now posted in the gallery. Take a look!
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