Archive for October, 2013

Master Ross Awarded Black Belt of the Year!

October 27th, 2013

Master Instructor (4th Dan) Donald Ross has been awarded the title of Black Belt of the Year for 2013.  He received the announcement and a plaque on November 23, 2013 Junior Grand Master Mark D Good.

Master Ross started Tae Kwon Do under Master Kerry McCarthy in 1994. When Master McCarthy moved to Novi, Michigan her student Kate Weatherwax took over the position of teaching the class. In 2004 Master Ross took over the role of Instructor and has been teaching continuously since then.

Master Ross has produced three 2nd Dans and some first Dans during this time span. In 2012 he Tested in Dyersberg, Tennessee for the rank of 4th Dan

He has worked for Meijer for over 25 years. He hold a BBM degree from GVSU.

During JGM Good’s period of illness, during the summer of 2013, Master Ross and Master Tran, Master Herdegen , Master Lindstrom and Master Fynewever, stepped forward and made sure JGM Good’s class still was running.

Some of the previous winners of BB of the Year are Master Michael Madden (Wyoming, MI – deceased), Master Tran (Byron Center, MI), Mr Gartland (Rochester, NY), Master Wrona (Solon, IA).
All have been and still are assets and leaders in the Art of Tae Kwon Do.

WCTKD Championship Tournament – November 9th

October 1st, 2013

Registration Link:

Date: November 9, 2013
Location: Grand Rapids Community College – Ford Fieldhouse, Grand Rapids, Michigan

  • Forms
  • Sparring
  • One-Step
  • Power Breaking – Green Belts and up (age 15 and older)
  • Team Form Competition
  • Grand Champion Division
    This is for Black Belts only, male and female with the following divisions: 12 to 14, 15 to 17 and 18 and older. This event includes Forms, Sparring and Break.  (BB that enter the Grand Champion Divisions CANNOT compete in the regular divisions)

The deadline to register online is November 5th.  There will be a $10 additional fee for late registration

After Tournament Party: Tickets can now be purchased during registration, $7/per person.

Any questions or problems during registration, please don’t hesitate to ask.

Master Randy Wrona