Monthly Archives: June 2012

WMAAP newest belts

Amanda Lombardo age 5, earned her yellow stripe, Elise Dorpfeld age 10 earned her high purple belt and Curtis Dorpfeld age 6 earned his yellow stripe.
Congratulations to all our students you did a terrific job ! We are so proud of you!


WMAAP and WPCL host Blood Drive for Miller Keystone Blood Center July 11, 2012

The Western Pocono Community Library along with The World Martial Arts Academy of Pennsylvania will host their 2nd Blood Drive for the Miller Keystone Blood Center.
The blood drive will begin at 8:30 AM to 1:30 PM on July 11, 2012.
You must be age 17 and older to donate there is no upper age limit for donation.
Miller Keystone Blood Center is the only blood supplier to 24 hospitals in our region. No other blood organization supplies these hospitals, and only blood donated through MKBC is transfused at these facilities. Approximately 450 units of blood are needed every day in the 11 counties served by Miller-Keystone Blood Center.
One blood donation can save as many as four lives. One unit of blood can be separated into several components, including red blood cells, platelets, plasma and cryoprecipitate. Every 2 seconds someone in the United States of America needs blood. Miller-Keystone Blood Center performs approximately 13 tests on every unit of donated blood. The rarest type of blood is the one not on the shelf when you need it most, to save the life of yourself or your loved one.
Please call (570) 992-7105 to schedule a convenient donation time or to ask any questions you may have regarding blood donation, or visit The World Martial Arts Academy of Pennsylvania web site at You may also visit the Miller Keystone Blood Center for details regarding donation times, donor eligibility, and the overall donation process at

World Martial Arts Academy of Pennsylvania hosts an open house.

On Saturday, June 9, 2012 the World Martial Arts Academy of Pennsylvania will host an open house beginning at 2:00 PM.
Rocco Lombardo, 6th degree Black Belt, instructor and owner of WMAAP welcomes the public to join them at the Western Pocono Community Library located in Brodheadsville, PA off route 115 on Pilgrim Drive. Mr. Lombardo has practiced and instructed for the World Martial Arts Association located in Brooklyn, NY for the past 30 years. Several years ago he opened the World Martial Arts Academy of Pennsylvania to offer a martial arts program with an emphasis on non contact, Chung Do Kwan, Tae Kwon Do. Students practice, basics, free-style, and forms with a focus on safety and respect for self and one another. Mr. Lombardo’s students frequently travel to tournaments and special practices held throughout the tri-state area.
Ages 5 and up are welcome to observe practice and we encourage everyone to participate in class on Saturday. Please bring water and comfortable fitting clothing if you are interested in joining us.
During the month of June, new students will receive the first month of lessons free of charge.
For more information regarding the World Martial Arts Academy of Pennsylvania please visit our web-site at e-mail at or phone (570) 269-0096

Mrs. Bush’s Personal Care Homes welcomes WMAAP

The World Martial Arts Academy of Pennsylvania traveled to Mrs. Bush’s Personal Care Home on Saturday , May 26, 2012. The Instructor and students demonstrated their skills in Chung Do Kwan, Tae Kwon Do for the residents. With the demonstration complete, residents and students paired up to enjoy some punching and blocking techniques. The young martial arts students brought some handmade cards, while the entire group shared snacks and conversation.

The World Martial Arts Academy of Pennsylvania opened in early 2010 under the direction of 6th degree black belt, Rocco Lombardo.

Mr. Lombardo has been practicing and instructing Tae Kwon Do for more than 30 years. The emphasis of Chung Do Kwan as a martial art is a no contact approach with constant awareness of each individual’s strengths and demonstrating courtesy and respect toward one another.

Mr. Lombardo’s classes practice several times a week at the Western Pocono Community Library.

For more information regarding classes call: 570 269-0096 or visit the web-site at

In the news……. Food Drive

The World Martial Arts Academy of Pennsylvania is proud to partner with the Western Pocono Community Library in an effort to collect food contributions to benefit our local Pleasant Valley Ecumenical Network. PVEN is a vital resource of our own local community which is comprimised of a network of area churches joining together in a cooperative effort to meet the needs of our community.
The need for continuous donations is critical throughout the year. Dry goods donations can include, pasta, sauces, macaroni and cheese, soup, peanut butter, juices, jelly, rice, cookies, cereal, oatmeal, croutons, mayo, ketchup, mustard, beans, cake mixes or any non-perishable food item. Some ideas for other items might include diapers, formula, tissues, etc. If you wish to donate perishable items such as dairy products, fresh fruits and vegetables, please bring those items directly to the PVEN on Tuesday mornings between 9:00 AM and 11:30 AM. The distribution center for all food is located in a white church located by making a left hand turn at the Chestnuthill Diner onto Mc Ilhaney Drive, the church is on the corner of the first intersection.
All non-perishable food items can be taken directly to the Western Pocono Community Library where we welcome your donation.
The Instructor and students from the World Martial Arts Academy will sort and deliver all items to Pleasant Valley Ecumenical Network.
If you have difficulty getting to the library to make a donation or have a large donation, a pick-up can be arranged by calling 570 992-7105. You may also e-mail the WMAAP directly for more information or by visiting their web-site at
We thank you for your thoughtfulness in assisting us in filling up the shelves at PVEN.