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Winter New York Taekwondo Camp

Join and experience this retreat which will be held at the Casawasco Retreat Center, which boasts over 200 wooded acres, a beautiful gorge, and over a mile of shoreline on Owasco Lake to meet over 50 black belts from over seven different martial arts. This retreat has been held for 25 years so come and enjoy an incredible banquet of this celebration. You will love to be there at that time.

Meet the instructors

Sean, Paul, & Bill
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  • Black belt promotion exam
  • Dit Da Jow crafting for all participants
  • Iron Palm and Iron Shirt Qi Gong sessions
  • A 25th celebration banquet
  • 3 nights accommodation
  • Daily delicious meals

Skill level

  • Advanced


3 days with instruction in English
Spoken languages: English
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During the retreat, you will stay in a beautiful accommodation and linens are provided.


The theme for this retreat is "Iron hand and Shirt Qi Gong and Dit Da Jow". The retreat is only open to over-15-year-old black belts or equivalent and begins from Thursday, January 12th, 2017 at 4 p.m. to Sunday, January 15, 2017 at 1 p.m.

In addition to the normal classes, this retreat will feature a black belt promotion exam on Friday night for eligible Taekwondo students and a banquet on Saturday afternoon that is open to all past and present Shin Ho Kwan students. There will be classes during the promotion exam and the banquet for all the participants not taking part in these events.

As in the past, Master Sean Pearson (Taekwondo), Master Bill Humbel (Kali), and Sensei Paul Gardner (Aikido) will be the primary instructors for the retreat and will be teaching classes in the following:

Dit Da Jow crafting

Dit Da Jow is a traditional Chinese liniment used to help prevent injuries to the one’s body during various training methods that involve physical impacts and, if injured, help the body repair itself at a faster than normal rate. At this retreat, you will be instructed in the correct method of crafting Shin Ho Kwan Dit Da Jow, which is a full body proprietary Jow.

In addition, you will be learning the actual recipe and crafting of Shin Ho Kwan bruise juice which is made entirely out of locally available herbs and works extremely well at helping the body repair bruises and relieve pains caused by martial art practice.

Iron Palm Qi Gong

This is a series of conditioning techniques that are used to condition the hands to allow a practitioner to deliver very powerful blows without injury or pain to his or her hands. You will be learning a system of Iron Palm that Master Pearson had developed by blending methods passed down to him from several of his Master instructors. This system is a safe and yet highly effective method of introducing martial artists to Iron Palm training.

Iron Shirt Qi Gong

A correctly trained body can withstand more damage than one that is untrained. Iron Shirt Qi Gong is a series of exercises and body movements that, when practiced, cause the body's natural energy, "qi", to reinforce its structural strength and direct energy to parts of the body reinforcing those parts of the body to take blows against them.

You will be learning various Qi Gong exercises taught in Taekwondo, Kali, and Aikido. Even though these arts do not use the actual name “Qi Gong” for their practices, they have extensive Qi manipulation techniques that rival any found in traditional Chinese Qi Gong schools.


Sean Pearson
Master Pearson has studied a wide variety of martial arts including Taekwondo, Kali, Kyudo, Iaido, Aikido, Judo, Jodo, Bando, and Tai Chi. He holds dan rankings in six of these arts and master ranks in three of them. To this same end, he has studied and achieved national recognition as a wilderness survival instructor, a certified hypnotherapist, and a lecturer in Neuro Linguistic Psychology.
Paul Gardner
Paul Gardner sensei, 5th Dan, chief instructor at Eastern Sky, is a student of Shuji Maruyama sensei, founder of Kokikai Aikido. Paul Gardner began his marital arts training in 1980, moved to South East Asia to study martial arts full time and has been teaching Aikido in the Rochester area since 1992. For him, Aikido is a metaphor for life.
Bill Humbel
Master Humbel was awarded the rank of 6th Dan in Taekwondo on Friday, April 26th, 2014.


This camp will take place in New York, USA.


Daily meals are included in the price.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Drinks

The following dietary requirement(s) are served and/or catered for:

  • Regular (typically includes meat and fish)
If you have special dietary requirements it's a good idea to communicate it to the organiser when making a reservation

What's included

  • 3 nights accommodation
  • All classes
  • Daily meals
  • Linens
  • Notebook and supplies

What's not included

  • Airfare
  • Airport transfers
  • Banquet (25 USD)
  • Shin Ho Kwan Dit Da Jow Kit (30 USD)

How to get there

Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Syracuse Hancock International Airport (SYR). Transfer from and to this airport is available upon request.

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 20% of the total price.
  • The deposit is fully refundable if the booking is cancelled up to 2 days before the arrival date.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid on arrival.
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