Archive for October, 2011

An event to remember… 2011 World Class Tae Kwon Do Tournament

October 17th, 2011

It is with great pleasure and honor that Grand Master Tae Zee Park and Tae Park Tae Kwon Do will be welcoming

Grand Master Uhm Woon Kyu

 to the:
2011 Tae Park World Class Championship being held in Grand Rapids, Michigan November 12, 2011.
This is an event to be remembered and treasured for our students and practitioners of taekwondo.

Grand Master Uhm Woon Kyu
Present leader of the Chung Do Kwan
Grand Master Uhm Woon Kyu, Instructor to Grand Master Tae Zee Park.

While still training Grand Master Uhm’s nickname was “Sliding Side Kick God,” due to his unmatched ability with that technique.
Reportedly, he could kick an opponent from ten feet away using it.

Grand Master Uhm Woon Kyu is one of the pioneers of modern day Taekwondo and helped devise the current rules governing Taekwondo free sparring. He was also Special Instructor for the South Korean Military. He also played a large part in the formation and development of the Korea Taekwondo Association (KTA), the World Taekwondo Federation and the Kukkiwon (World Taekwondo Headquarters)

As one of Grand Master Lee Won Kuk’s original and first students, Master Uhm remains a link to the original Chung Do Kwan. As Head of the Chung Do Kwan and President of the Kukkiwon, he spent decades ensuring that Kukki Taekwondo retains the power, etiquette, high technique, manners, and Way that makes it one of the world’s preeminent martial arts.

He is one of the most important Taekwondo figures in Korea, and one of the most important in the world today.

 

 

Tournament Registration is now open! Click here to register.

We have recently lost a member of our TKD family.

October 2nd, 2011

Master Lofquist recently lost her step daughter Lisa to a battle with cancer. She had been under Hospice care for the last two weeks. There was hope she would win the battle until last winter, her treatment did not work. Then she had been advised to spend her time with her family. Master Lofquist is also taking care of her mother who has dementia after the recent lose of her father.

Keep our TKD sister in your thoughts and prayers.

Lisas’ service will be on Tuesday Oct 4 at Ottawa Center Chapel at 8991 Leonard Rd Coopersville with visitation from 3-5 and celebration of life at 5PM. In lieu of flowers the family requests donations be sent to the church for the ‘Richardsons’ . She is deeply missed but resting with her brother in Jesus’ arms now.