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2010 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.

New for 2011! Yoga Classes

Note: Due to holiday travel and scheduling difficulties, the yoga class originally scheduled to begin in December will instead start in the new year.

Mary V. Edara, a certified and experienced teacher of yoga, will be teaching yoga at our school. We are organizing classes now to begin in January. If you are interested in joining, please phone Mr. Kim at (703) 442-3232. Ask about a free trial.

Belt Test — December 6, 2010

Color belts earned at the December 6 belt test will be awarded during regular classes. Black belts and bo dan (red/black) black belts will be awarded at the next belt test. Please plan to attend.

Open Door Policy

Now that the weather is warmer, we are going to open up the back door to the dojang. It's on the side nearest to the Langley Shopping Center. Students may exit through that door as long as they keep their shoes off until stepping outside the dojang. This should relieve some of the elevator congestion between classes. We will also use the balcony at that door for break time when the weather is nice.

New! Yoga Classes

Mary V. Edara, a certified and experienced teacher of yoga, will be teaching yoga at our school. We are organizing a class now on Thursdays at 11:00 a.m. If you are interested in joining, please phone Mr. Kim at (703) 442-3232. Ask about a free trial.

New! Yoga Classes

Mary V. Edara, a certified and experienced teacher of yoga, will be teaching yoga at our school. We are organizing a class now on Thursdays at 11:00 a.m. If you are interested in joining, please phone Mr. Kim at (703) 442-3232. Or stop by on Thursday, December 9, for a free trial.

Belt Test — December 6, 2010

The next belt test is scheduled for Monday, December 6, 2010. 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.

4:15 pm – Children, white through brown belt
6:00 pm – Special belt ceremony (red/black and black belts)
6:00 pm – All adults & teens, children with high brown belts & up

There will be no classes during the tests. Be on time & look sharp. Bring sparring gear.

Click on Promotion on the side bar for help getting ready for the test. There are photos of all the taegeuk and blackbelt poomse on the Kukkiwon's poomsae web page. (It seems to work better in Internet Explorer than in Firefox.) If you want to watch the video, you will need to register with the site.

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

New! Yoga Classes

Mary V. Edara, a certified and experienced teacher of yoga, will be teaching yoga at our school. We are organizing a class now and are considering Tuesdays or Thursdays at 11:00 a.m. If you are interested in joining, please phone Mr. Kim at (703) 442-3232.

Free Yoga Class

Try a yoga class free on Tuesday, November 30, at 11:30 am.

Mary V. Edara, a certified and experienced teacher of yoga, will be teaching yoga at our school. We invite all our adult students and parents of students to come and bring a friend or family member to the introductory class and try it out for free.

Free Yoga Class

Try a yoga class free on Tuesday, November 23, or Tuesday, November 30, at 11:30 am.

Mary V. Edara, a certified and experienced teacher of yoga, will be teaching yoga at our school. We invite all our adult students and parents of students to come and bring a friend or family member to the introductory classes and try it out for free.

Special Classes on Saturday at 12:45 pm

Beginning October 30, 2010, we are adding a class for all black belt students. Students preparing for their black belt test (i.e. currently wearing the red/black bo black belt) may also attend these classes. The class will be held on Saturdays from 12:45 to 1:45pm.

Belt Test — October 4, 2010

Color belts earned at the October 4 belt test will be awarded during regular classes. Black belts and bo dan (red/black) black belts will be awarded at the next belt test. Please plan to attend.

Belt Test — October 4, 2010

The next belt test is scheduled for Monday, October 4, 2010. 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.

4:15 pm – Children, white through brown belt
6:00 pm – Special belt ceremony (red/black and black belts)
6:00 pm – All adults & teens, children with high brown belts & up

There will be no classes during the tests. Be on time & look sharp. Bring sparring gear.

Click on Promotion on the side bar for help getting ready for the test. There are photos of all the taegeuk and blackbelt poomse on the Kukkiwon's poomsae web page. (It seems to work better in Internet Explorer than in Firefox.) If you want to watch the video, you will need to register with the site.

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

Promotion

The following tables list some of the requirements for promotion.* You will also be tested on basic kicks and punches, sparring, kicking combinations, the Ten Commandments of Tae Kwon Do, etc. After first dan black belt, several level (gup) tests are required before the next belt test can be taken. You or your parents should discuss higher level tests with Master Kim.

You can click on the underlined areas of the table below for more details. There are also photos and videos of all taegeuk and blackbelt poomse on the Kukkiwon's select poomsae web page. They load very slowly; a high speed internet connection works best.

* Updated August 3, 2008:

  • Both high and low blue belts will be tested on Taegeuk o jong.
  • Master Kim no longer requires children under age 7 to demonstrate poomse at belt tests.
  • Master Baek may require memorizing the Ten Commandments of TKD.
  • Children should know the 10 basic movements.
  • White belts and high white belts only need to memorize their forms up to the first keup/yell.

Belt Test — August 5, 2010

Color belts earned at the August 5 belt test will be awarded during classes beginning on Monday. Black belts and bo dan (red/black) black belts will be awarded at the next belt test.

Belt Test — August 5, 2010

The next belt test is scheduled for Thursday, August 5, 2010. 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.

4:15 pm – Children, white through brown belt
6:00 pm – Special belt ceremony (red/black and black belts)
6:00 pm – All adults & teens, children with high brown belts & up

There will be no classes during the tests. Be on time & look sharp. Bring sparring gear.

Click on Promotion on the side bar for help getting ready for the test. There are photos of all the taegeuk and blackbelt poomse on the Kukkiwon's poomsae web page. (It seems to work better in Internet Explorer than in Firefox.) If you want to watch the video, you will need to register with the site.

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

Goodbye Instructor Stottele

[6/26/10] Instructor Pam Stottele said goodbye to all her students today. She is returning to Buffalo, NY, where her family lives. She said she will miss everyone and encouraged students to email her from time to time. All of us at SH Kim Taekwondo will miss her very much and wish her all the best.

Korea Trip — July 2010

If you missed the 2009 trip to Korea, talk to Master Kim about a great opportunity to visit Korea in 2010 with the Kim family, your taekwondo classmates, and other martial artists from around the world. The trip is subsidized in part by the Korean government and is, therefore, a real bargain. The dates are July 9 through July 19.

Instructor Stottele

Pam Stottele trained under Grandmaster Sun Ki Chong in Buffalo, NewYork for almost fifteen years. She was an instructor at Master Chong's World Class Tae Kwon Do for nine years. Pam was NewYork State Champion and medaled twice at the Junior Olympics. She was a member of the World Class ATU National Champion Demonstration team in 2008.

Belt Test — June 4, 2010

Color belts earned at the June 4 belt test will be awarded during classes beginning on Monday. Black belts and bo dan black belts will be awarded at the next belt test.

Belt Test — June 4, 2010

The next belt test is scheduled for Friday, June 4, 2010. 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.

4:15 pm – Children, all color belts (no black belt candidates or black belts)
6:00 pm – Special belt ceremony
6:00 pm – All adults, teens, black belt candidates, and black belts

There will be no classes during the tests. Be on time & look sharp. Bring sparring gear.

Click on Promotion on the side bar for help getting ready for the test. There are photos of all the taegeuk and blackbelt poomse on the Kukkiwon's poomsae web page. (It seems to work better in Internet Explorer than in Firefox.) If you want to watch the video, you will need to register with the site.

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

Belt Test — April 14, 2010

The next belt test is scheduled for Wednesday, April 14, 2010. 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.

4:15 pm – Children, all color belts (no black belt candidates or black belts)
6:00 pm – Special belt ceremony
6:00 pm – All adults, teens, black belt candidates, and black belts

There will be no classes during the tests. Be on time & look sharp. Bring sparring gear.

Click on Promotion on the side bar for help getting ready for the test. There are photos of all the taegeuk and blackbelt poomse on the Kukkiwon's poomsae web page. (It seems to work better in Internet Explorer than in Firefox.) If you want to watch the video, you will need to register with the site.

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

Open Door Policy

Now that the weather is warmer, we are going to open up the back door to the dojang. It's on the side nearest to the Langley Shopping Center. Students may enter and exit through that door as long as they take off their shoes before stepping inside the dojang. This should relieve some of the elevator congestion between classes. We will also use the balcony at that door for break time when the weather is nice.

Korea Trip — Summer 2010

If you missed the 2009 trip to Korea, talk to Master Kim about a great opportunity to visit Korea in 2010 with the Kim family, your taekwondo classmates, and other martial artists from around the world. The trip is subsidized in part by the Korean government and is, therefore, a real bargain. Details to follow.

Belt Test — February 19, 2010

Color belts earned at the February 19 belt test will be awarded during classes beginning on Monday. Black belts and bo dan black belts will be awarded at the next belt test.

Belt Test — February 19, 2010

The next belt test is scheduled for Friday, February 19, 2010. 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.

4:15 pm — Children, low belts (white through high blue)
5:45 pm — Special belt ceremony
6:00 pm — All adults, teens, black belts and children with high belts (red & up)

There will be no classes during the tests. Be on time & look sharp. Bring sparring gear.

Click on Promotion on the side bar for help getting ready for the test. There are photos of all the taegeuk and blackbelt poomse on the Kukkiwon's poomsae web page. (It seems to work better in Internet Explorer than in Firefox.) If you want to watch the video, you will need to register with the site.

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

School Open Thursday, February 11, 2010

The school is open today & tomorrow.

Belt Test — February 19, 2010 *** TENTATIVE

*** Test postponed due to snow storm ***

The next belt test is tentatively scheduled for Friday, February 19, 2010. 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.

School Closed Wednesday, February 10, 2010

The school is closed today due to the blizzard. Everybody stay warm and safe.

Watch the weather and this website for updates on tomorrow's schedule.

School Open Tuesday, February 9, 2010

It appears the heavy snow will arrive late, so we will hold classes today as usual.

Watch the weather and this website for updates on tomorrow's schedule.

Belt Test — February 12, 2010 ***

*** Test postponed from Feb. 5 to Feb. 12 due to snow storm ***

The next belt test is scheduled for Friday, February 12, 2010. 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.

4:15 pm — Children, low belts (white through high blue)
5:45 pm — Special belt ceremony
6:00 pm — All adults, teens, black belts and children with high belts (red & up)

UPDATE: Taekwondo School CLOSED — February 8, 2010

Further plowing has pushed snow onto the parking garage ramps. Master Kim has decided it is too slippery and dangerous to use the garages. All classes are canceled today.

Open Practice — February 8, 2010

If you can get out of your neighborhood and want to train, come on in. We won't hold regular classes, but Master Kim is there and will work with any students who show up.

PARKING: The parking garage under the building is open.

Open Practice — February 8, 2010

If you can get out of your neighborhood and want to train, come on in. We won't hold regular classes, but Master Kim is there and will work with any students who show up.

PARKING: The parking garage under the building is open, but you must enter on Curran Street. The Chain Bridge Rd. entrance is blocked by snow from the plows.

School Closed in Event of Blizzard — Feb. 5 & 6

If we get the expected 16 to 24 inches of snow, our school will be closed Friday and Saturday.

Belt Test — February 5, 2010

The next belt test is scheduled for Friday, February 5, 2010. 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.

4:15 pm — Children, low belts (white through high blue)
5:45 pm — Special belt ceremony
6:00 pm — All adults, teens, black belts and children with high belts (red & up)

There will be no classes during the tests. Be on time & look sharp. 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 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 before the test day.

New Saturday Schedule — January 16

Beginning Saturday, 1/16/10, we have a new schedule for Saturday classes. Please check the schedule before coming to class.

New Saturday Schedule — January 16

Beginning Saturday, 1/9/10 1/16/10, there will be a new schedule of Saturday classes. The new times and classes will be posted soon. Please check the website before coming to class on January 16.

New Saturday Schedule

Beginning Saturday, 1/9/10, there will be a new schedule of Saturday classes. The new times and classes will be posted soon. Please check the website before coming to class on January 9.


Book Reviews

Book reviews are the opinion of the web master and are not the official position of S. H. Kim U.S. Tae Kwon Do.

Black Belt magazine

The Complete Idiot's Guide to Tae Kwon Do

Martial Arts (True Books-Sports)

Modern Taekwondo

Taekwondo Textbook

 

Black Belt magazine

OK, so this isn't a book; it's a great magazine. Every issue features over a dozen regular columns, including State of Taekwondo, Karate Way, Full Contact, and Way of the Warrior. In addition, there are feature stories on all sorts of topics, such as the latest martial arts movie, weapons, and dealing with injuries, as well as interviews with champions.

My favorite parts are the self-defense articles, featuring step by step photos and descriptions of every move. The photography is outstanding and the details are such that an experienced martial artist can immediately begin practicing and using these techniques.

Learn more about this publication at the Black Belt magazine website.

The Complete Idiot's Guide to Tae Kwon Do

by Karen Eden and Keith Yates
© 1998
published by alpha books
ISBN 0028623894
$17.95
Paperback: 298 pages

This is a great book for someone who is considering taking up Tae Kwon Do or has just begun taking lessons. While some of the details don't apply to every school, it gives a good, overall description of all aspects of Tae Kwon Do training and competing. It tells you what to expect at your first class, your first belt test, and your first tournament. It explains dojang etiquette and what is expected of students. The authors describe what it feels like to be a black belt, what it takes to become one, and what a typical black belt test is like. This book will not teach you Tae Kwon Do, but there are photos which will give you the flavor of various techniques and forms. It is well written and an easy read. I rate this an A+ for the beginner student!

Martial Arts (True Books-Sports)

by Bob Knotts
© 2000
published by Children's Press, a division of Grolier Publishing Co. Inc.
ISBN: 0-516-21609-0; $23.50 hardcover
ISBN: 0-516-27028-1; $6.95 paperback
48 pages

This is an overview of martial arts for very young children or beginner readers. Though it seems a little biased towards the Japanese arts, it acknowledges that martial arts may have started in India and then spread to China, Japan, and Korea. Tae Kwon Do is said to be considered the most popular martial art in the world.

This books says everything a parent wants to hear. Martial arts is good for the mind -- developing self control, discipline, a positive attitude, and calmness under stress -- and the body -- making one stronger and healthier. It is not used for aggression, but only for self defense.

For the kids, there are great color photos showing people of all ages and races practicing and competing in Judo, Karate, Kung Fu, Taekwondo, Jujitsu, Aikido, and Kendo. The very brief history of martial arts includes photos of a Buddhist monk, a sculpture of a Samurai, and a painting of a Ninja.

This is a cute book, but a very quick read. Young children may enjoy reading this book while waiting for Mom, Dad, brother, and sister to finish their workout in the dojang.

Modern Taekwondo

by Soon Man Lee, Gaetane Ricke
© December 1999
published by Sterling
ISBN: 0806939893
$17.95
Paperback: 256 pages

This is a good book for helping you to remember your forms. There are photos of each step of 27 WTF forms. However, students from our school will find there are some differences. I checked our Taegeuk forms against those in the Kukkiwon's book, and ours match the forms in there. Therefore, I'll point out the differences I discovered and you'll have to mark up your book (not the school's book!) with corrections.

The first two chapters, "What is Taekwondo?" and "History of Taekwondo" are short and sweet. The writing is clear, so you'll breeze through them. The next chapter, "Warm-Up Exercises," is sort of misnamed. It has photos and descriptions of very typical taekwondo stretches, but does not mention warming up. Unless you're an active child or you jog to the dojang, you'll want to do some jumping jacks, jump rope, or easy running before stretching.

Chapter 4 is "Basic Techniques" and covers stances, blocks, and kicks. There are good photos and descriptions. The order seems odd, though, showing the advanced crane stance before the ready stance or forward stance, for example, and more advanced kicks and blocks before basic ones. While the photos are excellent, you only see one per technique. You cannot see how the block or kick is executed, only how it should look at one point. In the photos you can't see the difference between "hinge shape block" (what is that?) and "low block." And, one photo cannot really capture a spinning hook kick. Front snap kicks are always shown with toes pointed, though many schools, and students breaking boards, prefer to kick with the ball of the foot. It would have been nice to show some "how to" and "variation" photos of techniques. Our students should note that the bent wrist shown in some photos is not acceptable at our school (except for palm blocks).

Chapter 5 is the real meat of this book, covering two Kibon forms, eight Taegeuk forms, eight Palgwe forms, and nine black belt forms. This is the part you'll want to bookmark if you're having trouble remembering your poomse. It's not a substitute for attending class, but the photos and little foot diagrams should jog your memory. In moves where the person's back is facing the camera, they often include a second photo which shows the technique from another angle. There are short descriptions of the meaning of the forms and a diagram of the "Universal Symbol of Harmony."

Oddly, at least to me, the black belt forms are listed in English, with the Korean name only given in parentheses. If you're going to use this book as a quick reference guide, you might want to pencil in the Korean names at the bottom of each page. Otherwise, you'll have to remember to look up Decimal when you've forgotten a Sipjin move. The black belt forms shown in the book are Korea (Koryo), Diamond (Keumgan), Taebaek (no English translation), Plain (Pyongwon), Decimal (Sipjin), Earth (Jitae), Sky (Cheonkwon), Water (Hansoo), and Oneness (Ilyo).

Students in our school should note these differences. While Kibon El-Jon is the same as our Kibon Hana, their Kibon E-Jang is not at all like Kibon Dool (or Kibon Set, for that matter). There are some differences in terminology in the Taegeuk forms. For example, they call our low block a "low section block" and our out-to-in middle block, a "middle section inside block." Front snap kicks are always shown with toes pointed, but our master examiners prefer that you kick with the ball of your foot.

Now for some specific differences in the Taegeuk forms. In Taegeuk 4, step 15, we do a back fist, not a block. In Taegeuk 5, step 2, the stance shown matches the one in the Kukkiwon's book, but some of you may have learned a variation where your feet are together. Different masters at our school have taught different stances for this move; please do whatever your master instructs for this step. In Taegeuk 8, step 2, you should do a double jump front snap kick, right and left, with a ke-up on the second kick. In step 18, do a double punch, left and right.

[Just for fun, can you find the photos in Taegeuk 3 where the model's hair suddenly changes? Now that's a challenging move!]

The next chapter gives a brief overview of breaking. It includes five photos of typical board breaks. This is not a "how to" chapter; they advise getting expert help to learn these techniques.

Chapter 8 on sparring describes the various kinds, including realistic and competition. It also includes ten series of photos showing formal one step sparring techniques. In each set, the attacker steps forward with a straight punch and the defender executes a variety of steps to both block the attack and counter attack. These are detailed enough that an experienced martial artist can follow along and learn the techniques.

The appendices include a brief description of the Kukkiwon and the World Taekwondo Federation, WTF rules of competition, and a page of Korean taekwondo terms and their English translations.

This is a good book to keep on the dojang's bookshelf for students to browse between classes and refresh their memory on poomse.

Taekwondo Textbook

(English language edition)
Author: Un-yong Kim (with a long list of contributors)
Editor: Kukkiwon
Translated into English: Park Jae-uk
Oh Sung Publishing Company
ISBN 8973367358
Hardcover: 766 pages
Registered March 2, 1973; English edition published August 25, 2000
Sells new for about $90

This book is an official publication of the Kukkiwon. Owners of affiliated schools will want to own this book and make it available to their instructors for reference. Alas, its hefty price tag makes me reluctant to recommend that students buy it. See if you can borrow it from your sabumnim.

The first four chapters are on the history, philosophy, scientific basis, and instruction of taekwondo. But, you'll be tempted to skip right to chapter 5, because that's where the photos begin and they are the best parts of this book! There are close up pictures of correct hand and foot positions and descriptions and photos showing how each is used. Stances are shown from several directions and include little foot icons showing the relative position of the feet. This is followed by photos of defensive and offensive moves and basic movements broken down into parts (e.g., four photos showing each stage of a front snap kick or ap-chagi).

Chapter six covers the eight taegeuk poomse, nine black belt forms (Koryo, Keumgang, Taebaek, Pyongwon, Sipjin, Jitae, Chonkwon, Hansu, Ilyeo), and the eight palgwae poomse. This is a great reference! Not only is every step of the poomse photographed, including additional views of difficult to see steps, but many are followed up by a series of photos showing the application of various parts of the form. Even a black belt will have "aha!" moments when looking through the application photos. I only wish every step of every form included this useful information.

Chapter 7 is Taekwondo Kyorugi. It shows in photos how to defend against various attacks, both armed and unarmed. These may be a little hard to follow if you haven't done similar moves before, but they're worth the effort to learn. They're also one of my favorite parts of the martial arts!

Chapter 8 is all about putting on a Taekwondo demonstration. If you need to put on a show, you might get ideas from the sample demonstration programs in section 6. Chapter 9 covers competition rules and interpretations. Training of taekwondo players is discussed in chapter 10. Chapter 11 is about the prevention and treatment of injuries.

The first appendix covers the regulations for promotion tests. This section spells out the minimum ages and years of training required for the black belt levels. The rules get more complicated for levels after master. I was surprised to learn there are precise standards for reducing the years and age needed for promotion for those who win major competitions or who win awards for taekwondo from their head of state.

The code of etiquette appendix is a combination of common sense, rules you learned at the dojang, and what sounds like Korean manners. For example, "one should refrain from talking while taking a meal, if possible" seems to be unrelated to taekwondo and would be considered unfriendly among Americans dining together. But perhaps this was only meant to cover dining with Korean masters.

The next appendix covers referee hand signals. I can't comment on the accuracy or completeness of this topic, but the drawings are a big help in understanding the text. I also don't have the expertise to critique the appendix on equipment specifications, but it seems fine.

Please note that if your dojang teaches mainly in Korean, you will likely find the photo rich chapters easy to follow. But if you've been taught in English, you're going to have to make a very long cheat sheet to understand most of the descriptions that accompany the photos. Once they define momdollyo-huryochagi, (body-turning thrashing kick) you're expected to remember it throughout the rest of the book. Also, be prepared for the fact that taekwondo masters are always referred to as men, though students are referred to as men, women, and children.

One final point, just for fun. The book occasionally uses "old sayings" that are not at all familiar to me. For example, in the section on preventing injuries, where you expect to read the adage "an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure," the book instead uses the saying "conservation of rivers and forests are the pre-requisite to governing a country."

Enjoy!


 

Calendar of Events

January

January 1, 2010 — Closed on New Year's Day.

January 2, 2010 — Open.

January 16, 2010 — New Saturday schedule begins.

January 16, 2010 — New Saturday schedule begins.

February

February 5, 2010 — Belt test.

February 5 & 6, 2010 — Closed due to blizzard.

February 8, 2010 — Open practice. Closed.

February 8, 2010 — Closed.

February 9, 2010 — Open. Regular class schedule.

February 10, 2010 — Tentatively closed, depending on snow.

February 10, 2010 — Closed.

February 11, 2010 — Tentatively closed, depending on snow.

February 11, 2010 — School is open.

February 12, 2010 — Belt test.

February 12, 2010 — Belt test postponed.

February 15, 2010 — School is open on President's Day.

February 19, 2010 — Belt test tentative date.

February 19, 2010 — Belt test.

March

March 21 – April 2 — School is open during spring break.

April

Monday, April 12 — Belt test (tentative).

Saturday, April 10 — Taekwondo demonstration at GWU.

Wednesday, April 14 — Belt test.

May

Sunday May 9, 2010 — Mother's Day.

Saturday, May 15, 2010 — McLean Day.

Monday, May 31, 2010 — Closed on Memorial Day.

June

Friday, June 4, 2010 — Belt test (tentative).

Friday, June 4, 2010 — Belt test.

Sunday, June 20, 2010 — Father's Day.

July

August

August 2010 — Belt test.

Thursday, August 5, 2010 — Belt test.

September

Monday, September 6, 2010 — Closed on Labor Day.

October

October 2010 — Belt test.

Monday, October 4, 2010 — Belt test.

November

Tuesday, November 23, 2010 — Free yoga class for adults @ 11:30am.

Thursday, November 25, 2010 — Closed for Thanksgiving.

Tuesday, November 30, 2010 — Free yoga class for adults @ 11:30am.

December

December 2010 — Belt test.

Monday, December 6, 2010 — Belt test.

Thursday, December 9, 2010 — Free yoga class for adults @ 11:00am.

Friday, December 24, 2010 — Closed for Christmas Eve.

Saturday, December 25, 2010 — Closed for Christmas.

Friday, December 31, 2010 — Closed for New Year's Eve.