Archive for April, 2010

Friday’s Referee Clinic a Great Success!

April 30th, 2010

Tonight over 35 color and black belts participated in the Referee Clinic hosted by WMTKDA, and taught by Sr. Master Singer.   Participants learned the new rules and standards to be used in the upcoming State Games of Michigan / Tae Park Tae Kwon Do Tournament in June.  In addition to an hour of classroom instruction, participants also had two hours of refereeing, corner judging, and table judging experience, with a great show of TKD sparring by participants in the ring! 

Thank you to JGM Good and Sr. Master Singer for putting on this excellent event!  If you wern’t lucky enough to make it to this event, there will be one last clinic held on 5/22 from 2-5pm, at St. Mark Lutheran School in Kentwood.

Referee Clinic, April 30th, 6-9pm

April 29th, 2010

Junior Grand Master Good will be a hosting Referee Clinic that will be taught by Sr. Master Singer.

When: Friday, April 30th, 6-9pm
Where: St Mark Lutheran School  (in the gym)
                1934 52nd Street SE, Kentwood, MI 49508

ALL Masters, 2nd and 3rd Dan need to attend, other Black and Red Belts invited too. Red and 1st Dan and some 2nd/3rd Dan should bring armor and head gear.
There are new rules and a new improved scoring system. Thanks to Senior Master Singer efforts on this.
In order to be on the Jury, corner judge, or referee, one must attend this clinic (or one similar) and pass. There will be no set fee for this clinic. Senior Master Singer wishes that the MADDOG FUND be the recipient of any and all donations. The suggested donation for attending is a minimum of $10 each (or more).

New Madden Institute Class Started!

April 28th, 2010

On Tuesday, April 6th Madden Institute hosted a TKD demonstration class at the Brown Hutcherson Ministry Center in downtown Grand Rapids.  The demo class included instructors and students from many classes and was very well received by the local community. 

The class, led by Mr. La Vigne, is held every Tuesday from 6-7pm in the basement of the Brown Hutcherson Ministry Center.  Mr. La Vigne Jr. is the assistant instructor for the class.   The following Tuesday (4/13) there were 15 students that attended and signed up!  As of class on the 27th there are now 20 students signed up. 

Thank you to Jr. Grand Master Good and Master Madden for being instrumental in starting this new class!

Promotion Test – May 22nd, 9am-12pm, Westwood Middle School

April 27th, 2010

What:     Promotion Test
Where:  Westwood Middle School
When:   9:00am Black Belts arrive
            9:20am Color Belts arrive
            9:45am Test starts
Who:    White throught Black Belt*

* ANY & ALL Current BB that wish to test for 2nd or 3rd Dan WILL DO Demo of Skills ($10) at this test.