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Condolences to the family of Mr Rick Weatherford

October 29th, 2018

Grand Master Good and the entire WMTKDA organization wish to express our deep condolences to the family of Mr Rick Weatherford.

Mr Weatherford was a 2nd Dan. He tested in July 1976 when the first BB Testing took place. He had been in the US Air Force in Thailand and earned his 1st Dan from a Korean Master Instructor that GM Park knew.

Mr Weatherford taught at the Martin Luther King Center in Jackson, Michigan back in the late 1970s.

GM Good respected Mr Weatherford very much as he had good technique, speed, and control. His wife Twilla was a Red Belt.

There is no funeral information available at this time.

Prayers for a speedy recovery: Taryn Van Wyngarden

August 21st, 2018

As you might know we have a Black Belt Test coming this Saturday morning. One of our five females testing was going to be Taryn who is 15 years old. Well she suffered an injury this past week. Below is what happened.

Taryn sustained a fracture to her fibula and her talus bone. Fibula is pretty straight forward and should heal in 6-8 weeks. The talus fracture is tricky. She is to be non weight bearing for at least 12 weeks. At the 5 week mark they reXray and MRI to see if she is healing. 50% heal and 50% require surgery at that time. If she falls in the camp of needing surgery she is looking at up to a year of rehab/physical therapy and lifelong arthritis.

Please include her and her family in your prayers if you are able to.

Grand Master

Gartland Family Update – Continued Healing

December 11th, 2017

For those of you who had not heard, the Gartland famly, and some of their students were in a very seriouos roll-over accident on the way to the Tournament in November. Below is a synopsis of how they are doing, now five weeks after the accident:

Thankfully, only two of the non-family members in the van had anything more than minor bumps and bruses. One of my 2nd Dans had a concussion, and one of the fathers ended up with nine staples in his head.

As for my family, we were in a Pennsylvania hospital from Friday 11/10 to Monday 11/13. Once released from the hospital we made it back home to New York. 

Now home, Garrett has been seen by all sorts of Doctors: Urologists, Pediatric Bone doctors, Occupational & Physical therapists, and at-home nurses. He is wearing a full back/chest brace. He’s back at school but cannot do any lifting, gym or excessive physical activity for the next 3-4 months.

After 4 weeks of red tape with the NY medical community, Jaci is just now receiving medical care. She is in the most pain of anyone in the family, and endures the most inconvenience as she can’t drive and has to wear a neck brace 24×7.

All in all the prognosis for everyone is 100% recovery, and for that we are thankful!

Mr Greg Gartland

Condolences to SM Lofquist on the passing of her husband

November 24th, 2017

It is with a never easy to announce these types of news

Senior Master Lofquist’s husband, Gary, passed away from a heart attack in his sleep early Tuesday morning.

There will be a service at Frontline Church located at 8283 Pfeiffer Farms, Dr., SW Byron Center 49315 this Saturday Starting at 12:00 PM.

Please, give any donations you would like to contribute to the church for a memorial fund in his memory.

Please keep them in your prayers.

Condolences to GM UHM WoonKyu’s Family

June 11th, 2017

Grand Master UHM WoonKyu passed away, Saturday, June 10, 2017 (Korea local time)

He was president of the Kukkiwon, Chung Do Kwan president, vice president of World Taekwondo Federation, and vice president of Korea Taekwondo Association.

His funeral service will take place at the Kukkiwon (Seoul, Korea), 8 am, Tuesday, June 13, 2017, conducted by Kukkiwon, WTF and KTA.

GM Uhm photo

Condolences to the Ensing Family

March 13th, 2017

Our condolences to Senior Master Ensing on the passing of her  mother. Mary Clare (Stoddard) Arndt, age 98, of Grand Rapids, passed away, on March 7, 2017.

Mary will be lovingly remembered by her sons, Stephen (Donna) Stoddard and William (Andrea) Stoddard; daughter, Constance (Gordon) Ensing; 4 grandchildren; 9 great grandchildren; and many nieces, nephews, and cousins.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be 11 am, Thursday, March 16, 2017 at Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church, 2275 Diamond NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49505. A time of visitation will be from 10-11 am immediately prior to Mass at the church.

In lieu of flowers, please consider a memorial contribution in Mary’s name to: Emmanuel Hospice, 2161 Leonard St. NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49504.

Condolences to the Bean Family

February 20th, 2017

Yolonda Bean-Smith, age 57, went to be with her Lord and Savior on Tue, Feb 7, 2017.

Visitation Sun, Feb 19, 3pm – 5pm at Brown’s Funeral Home, 627 Jefferson Ave. SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503.

Funeral Service Mon, Feb 20, 11 am at New Hope Baptist Church, 130 Delaware St SW, Grand Rapids, MI 49507.

Family hour at 10 am.

Interment at Kent Memorial Gardens.

Condolences to the Carmody Family

November 26th, 2016

Our condolences to Mrs. Maureen Carmody, whose mother passed away on Friday. Our prayers are with you and your family for healing.

Condolences to JGM Good

November 5th, 2016

It is with heavy hearts we give our condolences to Junior Grand Master Good on the passing of his mother.

She passed at 2am this morning. There are no further details available at this time.

Condolences to Master Tran and Other TKD Family

October 13th, 2016

With saddened hearts we pass on information regarding the loss felt by multiple TKD family members this week.

1.) MASTER HUONG TRAN‘s father passed away on Tuesday. His name is Dinh Tran and he was 84.

Visitation: Thursday 10/20 7pm-9pm
Visitation: Friday 10/21 6pm-9pm
Funeral Mass: Saturday 10/23 10am

Our Lady of Lavang Church   (Vietnamese Catholic Church)
2019 Porter St, Wyoming, 49579

2.) SENIOR MASTER ENSING lost an Aunt last week Tuesday and her sister-in-law, Debra Ensing-Millhuff, last Thursday

3.) MR. MITCHELOZZI, one of master Tran’s students, lost his father this past Friday.

Our prayers are with them and their families in this time of mourning.