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2008 Archive

These notices appeared on our web site during the year and were moved off as they became obsolete. They are in reverse order — most recent to oldest — except for the calendar of events, which is at the end. Links were good at the time we posted them, but they often go bad after a while — we don't guarantee them.

Demonstration Team

Any high belt student interested in joining the demonstration team should contact Master Baek. You must commit to extra training on Saturdays, immediately following the regular classes (1:10 pm). Our plan is to have the demo team perform at belt tests, McLean Day, and special events.

New Belts

Belts earned at the December 5th belt test will be awarded in class during the week following the test. Bo black belts and black belts will be awarded at the next belt test, some time in February.

Sparring Rules are Changing

December 17, 2008The Digital Chosun Ilbo is reporting the WTF Approves Revised Taekwondo Rules. Rule changes include a smaller ring and new point system.

Class Schedule 2008

Time Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
10:40
to
11:30
          Children:
white to blue belt
11:30
to
12:20
          Families
12:20
to
1:10
          Adults:
all belts

Children:
blue to black belt
1:10
to
3:00
          Demo
team
4:10
to
4:50
Age 6 & under:
all belts
Age 6 & under:
all belts
Age 6 & under:
all belts
Age 6 & under:
all belts
Private lesson  
5:00
to
5:50
Children:
high blue to black belt
Children:
white to blue belt
Children:
high blue to black belt
Children:
white to blue belt
Children:
white to blue belt
 
6:00
to
6:50
Children:
white to blue belt
Children:
high blue to black belt
Children:
white to blue belt
Children:
high blue to black belt
Children:
high blue to black belt
 
6:50
to
7:40
Adults:
all belts
Families
& Adults:
all belts
Adults:
all belts
Families
& Adults:
all belts
Familes
& Adults:
all belts
 
7:40
to
8:30
Private lesson   Private lesson   Private lesson  

Belt Test — December 5

The next belt test is scheduled for Friday, December 5, 2008. Please get your completed application, check, and (children only) copy of your latest report card to one of the Masters or Instructors BEFORE the test day. (The application is used to record your test score, so we must have it before the test begins.)

4:30 – 6:00 p.m. — Children, white-blue belts
5:50 – 6:10 p.m. — Presentation of bo black belts and black belts
6:00 – 8:00 p.m. — All adults plus children, red-black belts

There will be no classes during the tests. Be on time and look sharp. Uniforms should be clean. Bring sparring gear!

Click on Promotion on the side bar for help getting ready for the test. There are photos and videos of all taegeuk and black belt poomse on the Kukkiwon's poomsae web page. (A high speed internet connection works best.) Double click on the video to enlarge it.

If you need to make special arrangements regarding the belt test, please check with Master Kim or Master Baek before the test day.

Thanksgiving Weekend

We will be closed Thursday through Sunday, November 27-30, 2008 for Thanksgiving. Have a great holiday. See you on Monday!

New Belts

Belts earned at the October 3rd belt test will be awarded in class during the week following the test. Bo black belts and black belts will be awarded at the next belt test, some time in December.

Belt Test — October 3

The next belt test is scheduled for Friday, October 3, 2008. Please get your completed application, check, and (children only) copy of your latest report card to one of the Masters or Instructors BEFORE the test day. (The application is used to record your test score, so we must have it before the test begins.)

4:30 – 6:00 p.m. — Children, white-blue belts
5:50 – 6:10 p.m. — Presentation of bo black belts and black belts
6:00 – 8:00 p.m. — All adults plus children, red-black belts

There will be no classes during the tests. Be on time and look sharp. Uniforms should be clean. Bring sparring gear!

Click on Promotion on the side bar for help getting ready for the test. There are photos and videos of all taegeuk and black belt poomse on the Kukkiwon's poomsae web page. (A high speed internet connection works best.) Double click on the video to enlarge it.

If you need to make special arrangements regarding the belt test, please check with Master Kim or Master Baek before the test day.

New Belts

Belts earned at the August 8th belt test will be awarded in class during the week following the test. Bo black belts and black belts will be awarded at the next belt test, some time in October.

Belt Test — August 8

The next belt test is scheduled for Friday, August 8, 2008. Please get your completed application, check, and (children only) copy of your latest report card to one of the Masters or Instructors BEFORE the test day. (The application is used to record your test score, so we must have it before the test begins.)

4:30 – 6:00 p.m. — Children, low belts
5:50 – 6:10 p.m. — Presentation of bo black belts and black belts
6:00 – 8:00 p.m. — All adults plus children, high belts

There will be no classes during the tests. Be on time and look sharp. Uniforms should be clean. Bring sparring gear!

Click on Promotion on the side bar for help getting ready for the test. There are photos and videos of all taegeuk and black belt poomse on the Kukkiwon's poomsae web page. (A high speed internet connection works best.) Double click on the video to enlarge it.

If you need to make special arrangements regarding the belt test, please check with Master Kim or Master Baek before the test day.

Belt Test — June 6

The next belt test is scheduled for Friday, June 6, 2008. Please get your completed application, check, and (children only) copy of your latest report card to one of the Masters or Instructors BEFORE the test day. (The application is used to record your test score, so we must have it before the test begins.)

4:30 – 6:00 p.m. — Children, low belts
5:50 – 6:10 p.m. — Presentation of bo black belts and black belts
6:00 – 8:00 p.m. — All adults plus children, high belts

Bring sparring gear!

There will be no classes during the tests. Be on time and look sharp. Uniforms should be clean.

Click on Promotion on the side bar for help getting ready for the test. There are photos and videos of all taegeuk and black belt poomse on the Kukkiwon's poomsae web page. (A high speed internet connection works best.) Double click on the video to enlarge it.

If you need to make special arrangements regarding the belt test, please check with Master Kim or Master Baek before the test day.

Seung-Bum Lim

Photo of Mr. Lim

Instructor Lim

Mr. Lim joined our staff in 2006. He assists at classes and belt tests.

McLean Day 2008

Our school's demonstration team will not be performing at this year's McLean Day after all. Sam Roberts, Director of Community Events, wrote us:

"Sorry, but we have the McLean Day stage booked. We decided to do more professional acts this year and see how that goes."

If you would like to let Mr. Roberts know (politely) how you feel about this decision, his contact information can be found on the McLean Community Center's staff page.

Belt Test — April 2

The next belt test is scheduled for Wednesday, April 2, 2008. Please get your completed application, check, and (children only) copy of your latest report card to one of the Masters or Instructors BEFORE the test day. (The application is used to record your test score, so we must have it before the test begins.)

4:30 – 6:00 p.m. — Children, low belts
6:00 – 8:00 p.m. — All adults plus children, high belts

There will be no classes during the tests. Be on time and look sharp (uniforms should be clean). Bring sparring gear to the test.

Click on Promotion on the side bar for help getting ready for the test. There are photos and videos of all taegeuk and black belt poomse on the Kukkiwon's poomsae web page. (A high speed internet connection works best.) Double click on the video to enlarge it.

If you need to make special arrangements regarding the belt test, please check with Master Kim or Master Baek before the test day.

Belt Test — February 6

The next belt test is scheduled for Wednesday, February 6, 2008. Please get your completed application, check, and (children only) copy of your latest report card to one of the Masters or Instructors BEFORE the test day.

4:30 - 6:00 p.m. — Children, low belts
6:00 - 8:00 p.m. — All adults plus children, high belts

There will be no classes during the tests. Be on time and look sharp. Bring sparring gear to the test. Click on Promotion on the side bar for help getting ready for the test.

There are photos and videos of all taegeuk and blackbelt poomse on the Kukkiwon's poomsae web page. (A high speed internet connection works best.)

If you need to make special arrangements regarding the belt test, please check with Master Kim or Master Baek before the test day.

Closed Thursday, January 17, 2008 due to snow

Due to the snow, rain, and ice, all classes are canceled today. We will reopen tomorrow.

* * * *   New in October 2007   * * * *

After school program
Transportation from local schools

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Calendar of Events

January

January 1, 2008 — Closed on New Year's Day.

Monday, January 21, 2008 — Open on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.

February

Wednesday, February 6, 2008 — Belt test.

April

Wednesday, April 2, 2008 — Belt test.

May

Sunday, May 11, 2008 — Mother's Day.

Saturday, May 17, 2008 — McLean Day 2008 at Lewinsville Park.

Monday, May 26, 2008 — Closed for Memorial Day.

June

Friday, June 6, 2008 — Belt test.

Sunday, June 15, 2008 — Father's Day.

July

Friday, July 4, 2008 — Closed for Independence Day.

August

Friday, August 8, 2008 — Belt test.

September

Monday, September 1, 2008 — Closed for Labor Day.

October

Friday, October 3, 2008 — Belt test.

Monday, October 13, 2008 — Open for Columbus Day.

November

Tuesday, November 11 — Open for Veterans Day.

Saturday, November 29 — Call school for open/close status.

Thursday, November 27 — Closed for Thanksgiving Day.

Friday, November 28 — Closed.

Saturday, November 29 — Closed.

Friday, December 5 — Belt test.

December

Wednesday, December 24 — Closed for Christmas Eve.

Thursday, December 25 — Closed for Christmas Day.

Friday, December 26 — Call school regarding schedule.

Saturday, December 27 — Call school regarding schedule.

Wednesday, December 31 — Closed for New Year's Eve.