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Registration is now open for the 2018 State Games of Michigan!

April 9th, 2018

Below is the link to register for the State Games of Michigan 2018. The games will be held at Cornerstone University on East Beltline Ave NE, just south of Leonard St NE.

http://events.clearthunder.com/SGMS18

Find out more about the State Games of Michigan here: https://www.stategamesofmichigan.com/taekwondo

 

Please remember that usually any student of the rank of Red 2 or lower will be given a promotion for registering. It is usually lower in cost for most ranks than testing as well. Please check with your Instructor as to what you can register for before you register.

Congratulations to Grand Masters Mark D. Good and Lynn Bernard!

April 6th, 2018

Today 7th degree black belts, Mark D. Good and Lynn Bernard tested in front of a panel of international judges and achieved the rank of 8th Dan Grand Master!

Please please join us in congratulating them both on this extremely hard to reach level of achievement in Taekwondo.

Please be sure to send your congratulations to GM Good directly or on his Facebook page:

Pictured left to right: Our Grand Master Park Tae Zee, Grand Master Kim Yong Min from Brazil, Master Han Chang S from New Jersey, Grand Master Mark D. Good, Grand Master Lynn Bernard, Grand Master Kim Nam Suk from Los Angeles, and Grand Master Rick Warren.

8th Dan Grand Masters posing for group picture

 

 

Annual Tae Park National Seminar: April 6-7th

March 17th, 2018

You are invited to attend the Annual Lewis Institute Tae Park National Seminar and Special Color Belt and Dan testing at McCraken County High School in Paducah, Kentucky
April 6 – 7, 2017.

Register here: https://taeparktaekwondo.us10.list-manage.com/track/click?u=6d24d736396dbd6445805f8e6&id=6c6c6410ac&e=653b0bd08e

Master, Senior Master, Junior Grand Master and Grand Master Instructors will present on traditional Tae Kwon Do techniques, drills, history, forms, and much more.

Also invited to attend by Grand Master Park as special guests are:
• Grand Master Youg Min Kim from Rio De Jeneiro, Brazil
• Grand Master Nam Suk Kim from Los Angeles, USA; formerly Africa-Uganda
• Master Chang S. Han from New Jersey, USA

Good TKD Class Christmas Party: Friday 12/22

December 3rd, 2017

On 12/22/17 there will be a Christmas Party, starting at 6:30pm, at JGM Good’s class.

Master Ross is the head of the party committee, and Mrs Walkendorf and Ms Blanchard are helping him. Please let them know what you are bringing. Mr. Tran has already offered to bring pizza.

Master Instructors are coming up with game ideas. I will have some prizes for the winners. Some games for younger ones and some for older ones.

JGM Good

Color Belt Test: December 20th | 6:30pm | Hahn In CRC

November 25th, 2017

DATE:
Wednesday, December 20th

TIME:
Arrive 6:00 pm
Check-in: 6:15 pm
Starts: 6:30 pm

LOCATION:
Hahn-In Christian Reformed Church
2445 28th St SW
Wyoming, MI 49519

See the RESOURCES page for more information

November 11th Tournament Information

October 15th, 2017

Important information regarding this year’s WCTKD Tournament is below:

DATE
Saturday, November 10th

TIME
WCTKD 2017 Tournament Schedule

LOCATION
Grand Rapids Community College
Ford Fieldhouse
143 Bostwick Ave., Grand Rapids MI 49503

REGISTRATION
https://events.clearthunder.com/index.php?module=thunder&event=WCTKD17
Rules and other important information is posted on the registration site

Color Belt Test: August 30th | 6:30pm | Hahn In CRC

August 15th, 2017

DATE:
Wednesday, August 30th

TIME:
Arrive 6:00 pm
Check-in: 6:15 pm
Starts: 6:30 pm

LOCATION:
Hahn-In Christian Reformed Church
2445 28th St SW
Wyoming, MI 49519

See the RESOURCES page for more information

State Games of America: August 5th | Grand Rapids

August 5th, 2017

Black Belt Test: Sept. 23rd | 10am | Saint Mark Church – Kentwood

June 9th, 2017

DATE:
Saturday, September 23rd

TIME:
Arrive & Check-in: 10 am
Starts: 11:00 am

LOCATION:
Saint Mark Lutheran Church
1934 52nd Street SE, Grand Rapids, MI  49508

See the RESOURCES page for more information

2017 Referee Training Seminars

April 27th, 2017

Master Williams and I want to invite everyone for referee/ tournament volunteer training for 2017.

We are focusing on current rules and scoring, referee commands, signals and attire (yes there are some changes for this year), the ringmaster scoring system, the Daedo scoring system and bracket training.

It’s very important that we as an organization are prepared to host a successful tournament for Nationals in August. This is why we would like as many Master Instructors as possible to attend at least one of the training sessions. We all want to be on the same page and look professional and prepared at the tournament.

Master Wrona will also be present at the Grand Rapids training(s) to cover bracket training. As you know, this is a crucial component of a tournament that runs smoothly.

Let’s all work together for another successful event!

All red belts and black belts are encouraged to attend. If there are blue belts that really want to learn, they are also welcome.

Jackson YMCA
May 6th
2-4pm

Grand Rapids
Orchard Hills Church
May 20th
1:30-3:30pm

Knoxville, TN
June 10th
Time TBD by JGM Lewis (before the opening ceremony of the TN tournament)

Grand Rapids
Orchard Hills Church
July 15th
1:30-3:30pm

If you have any questions please let Master Wrona, Master Williams or myself know.

Thank you,
Master Dr Rachel Harshbarger