Congrats Newest White Belts & Interest in Midwest Open Event

First, congratulations to our newest white belts Kathleen Munoz, Danielle Yingst and Carli McQuain! There will be additional white belt testing opportunities for the remainder of the month.
Midwest Open Taekwondo Championships during Fall Break Interest
If anyone has interest in attending or competing in the Midwest Open Taekwondo Championships (11/18 & 11/19) in Decatur, IL send me an email or comment on the Facebook posting by 10/30. See flyer below for additional information about this event:

Fall 2017 White Belt Testing Opportunities

White Belt Tests
For those new students that are interested in taking the white belt test please either email or inform the primary instructor prior to class. The white belt test is a brief physical test that will take place at the end of a regularly scheduled class and be followed with questions. If you feel you comfortably know Chun Gi (first form), the school rules, and the Korean counting/terminology then you are ready to take the white belt test. You can find the school rules, the definition of Taekwondo, aims to achieve, Korean counting and terminology on our website.

Our TKD club instructors will be having white belt test opportunities starting September 23rd. If you are unable to attend a class next week or are not ready for the white belt test in September there will be other opportunities at the end of class in October as well. After new students pass the white belt test they have the opportunity to purchase a uniform for $18.

Arriving Late to Class
This is just a friendly reminder in case you arrive late to Tae Kwon Do class to perform the late warm-up sequence and then bow in and join the class. The late warm-up sequence is 50 jumping jacks, 50 sit-ups, 50 push-ups and 50 leg lifts. If it is significantly late (passed the superset) please do any additional stretching and then bow in and join the class.

Trip to Curtis Orchard Sunday, September 17th at 3PM

Black Belt Testing Saturday, September 16th
This weekend senior belt Zlata Gvozdenov and I will be traveling to the east coast for black belt testing with our extended Tae Kwon Do community. Make sure to share your good wishes and congratulations with Zlata during your next interaction. Therefore, Assistant Instructor Matt Jodino and other senior belts will be leading Tae Kwon Do class on Saturday, September 16th at 12 PM.
High-Belt Class Sunday, September 17th Cancelled
This Sunday’s high belt class at 11 AM is cancelled due to travel conflicts.
Curtis Orchard Trip Sunday, September 17th at 3 PM
There was a poll on the Facebook TKD group about your preferred date for at Curtis Orchard trip and this Sunday, September 17th at 3 PM won! Aside from good food, apple cider and doughnuts there is a corn maze, apple picking, pumpkin patch and more. For more information about Curtis Orchard visit their website:
Also, there is a facebook event for Sunday’s trip to coordinate rides and travel to and from the event.