Archive for August, 2012

Color Belt Promotion Test – Thursday 8/30

August 30th, 2012

Our next Color Belt Promotion test will be held in Grand Rapids on Thursday, August 30th at St. Peter & Paul Church.

Be prepared to do your Form, Fight, and Break.  See your instructor before the test to arrange for boards!

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Thursday, August 30th

St Peter & Paul Church
1440 Quarry Avenue Northwest
Grand Rapids, MI 49504

6:00pm – Black Belts Arrive
6:15pm – Color Belts Arrive
6:30pm – Test Starts

Our Deepest Condolences

August 27th, 2012

We have sent another angel to our lord

Mr. Bean’s mother recently passed

Funeral arrangements for Rebecca Bean:

Visitation Friday, August 31, 2012; 1 – 5pm
Brown Funeral Home
627 Jefferson Ave. SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Office: (616) 243-1425

Funeral Service Saturday, September 1, 2012; 11AM
New Hope Baptist Church
130 Delaware St SW
Grand Rapids, MI 49507
Office: (616) 452-4278

Congratulations Grandmaster Warren

August 21st, 2012

Mr Richard Warren today set history on his testing at the Kukkiwon for 8th Dan. He has practised for close to 40years. He is one of the Original Students. He is the Vice-President of Tae Park Tae Kwon Do and also the President of the Board of Directors for World Class Tae Kwon Do, LLC.

Grand Master Tae Park had spent several days of special instruction with Mr Warren in preparation for this test. This is a first for us and not an easy accomplishment. The expense of money is large, more than you can imagine, and the time and energy is not small. Mr Warren has devoted a large part of his life to Tae Kwon Do, Tae Park Tae Kwon Do, the development of the Art, and to Grand Master Park and his teaching methods and style. He did a physical test. A “Real Test” unlike some who do a “Political Test”.

A Real Test involves preparing oneself by knowing the technique and being able to use it in the form. No hesitation. No miss of any kind. There is one required form and three more that the judge’s panel can select one or two or all three. One shot at each one. One miss, even the slightest, and failure will take place. There is also a paper or report to write and an interview at the judge’s choice.

Now think about the time just for the test. 14+ hours of flight time. Strange land, food and water, and hotel. Arrive one day before the test. Jet lag? No time for that. The whole time in Korea is basically part of the test. And then there is the money which is close to $10,000 total for this. Then fly home the next day and back to the USA.

Mr Warren was presented with his 8th Dan Chung Do Kwan Certificate from Grand Master Woon Kyu Uhm. Grand Master Uhm and Grand Master Park are both extremely proud of Mr Warren’s accomplishment. Keep in mind he could not have done this without the instruction and support of Grand Master Park. So all the of these gentlemen are very happy.

Mr Richard Warren should now be addressed as Grand Master Warren or Warren kwan jung. Congragtulations Sir!


TPTKD Newsletter – State Games Coverage

August 6th, 2012

The 2012 Meijer State Games of Michigan were a grand success!  This third year had 256 participants and was the second largest of all sports behind track and field.

Click the red “read more” button for more about this and other happenings in the JUNE2012NEWSLETTER