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2011 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.

Yoga Classes

Mary V. Edara, a certified and experienced teacher of yoga, is teaching yoga at our school. Class times are Tuesday and Friday mornings at 11am-noon. Make-up classes are held every other Sunday 4-5:30pm. Please phone Mr. Kim at (703) 442-3232 and ask about a free trial.

Belt Test Results

Color belts earned at the December 3 belt test will be awarded during classes the following week. Black belts and bo black belts will be awarded at the February belt test.

Belt Test — December 3, 2011

The next belt test is scheduled for Saturday, December 3, 2011. Please get your completed application, check, and (children only) copy of your latest report card to one of the Masters BEFORE the test day.

Please arrive about 10 minutes before the start of your test:

10:00 am Children: white, high white, yellow, & orange belts
11:00 am Children: green, purple, low blue, & high blue belts
12 noon Children: red, brown, & high brown belts
1:30 pm Belt ceremony *
Children: bo black & black belts
All teens and adults

* If you recently tested for Bo Black belt or a Black belt, you must attend at this time to receive your belt. If you have any questions, please speak to Master Kim.

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.

McLean Day 2011

On Saturday, May 21, our school had a booth at McLean Day 2011 at Lewinsville Park. Many of our students stopped by for a while and demonstrated their skills for their friends and neighbors.

Click here to see McLean Day 2011 photos.

Belt Test — October 8, 2011

The next belt test is scheduled for Saturday, October 8, 2011. Please get your completed application, check, and (children only) copy of your latest report card to one of the Masters BEFORE the test day.

Please arrive about 10 minutes before the start of your test:

10:00 am Children: white, high white, yellow, & orange belts
11:00 am Children: green, purple, low blue, & high blue belts
12 noon Children: red, brown, & high brown belts
1:30 pm Belt ceremony *
Children: bo black & black belts
All teens and adults

* If you recently tested for Bo Black belt or a Black belt, you must attend at this time to receive your belt. If you have any questions, please speak to Master Kim.

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.

Belt Test — August 6, 2011

Color belts or stripes will be awarded during classes next week. Those who tested for bo-dan black (red/black) or black belts, will receive their belts at the next belt test in October.

Belt Test — August 6, 2011

The next belt test is scheduled for Saturday, August 6, 2011. 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.

10:30 am – Children, white through brown belt
11:50 am – Special belt ceremony (red/black and black belts)
12:00 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.

Independence Day

SH Kim Tae Kwon Do will be closed for Independence Day on Monday, July 4, 2011.

Taekwondo Demonstration

Master Seungrok Kim

Master SR Kim

McLean Day 2011

Thank you to everyone who helped out at our booth at McLean Day. If you took any photos you'd like to share with our school, please email them to our webmaster. We've posted some photos here.

Belt Test — June 6, 2011

The next belt test is scheduled for Monday, June 6, 2011. 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.

McLean Day: May 21, 2011

The taekwondo school will be closed on Saturday, May 21, 2011. Instead, we hope to see all of you at McLean Day in Lewinsville Park.

Our school will be in booth #93. All students are encouraged to stop by any time between 11 a.m. and 5 p.m. Students in uniform may participate in demonstrations, including breaking boards and sparring. Everyone is encouraged to participate.

Lewinsville Park is on Chain Bridge Road, between Davidson Rd. and Evers Dr. There is no admission fee to the festival itself and free shuttle buses run all day long.

Catch a shuttle from the following sites from 10:30 a.m. until 6:00 pm:

  • McLean Community Center: 1234 Ingleside Ave. McLean, VA 22101
  • Redeemer Lutheran Church: Corner of Westmoreland Rd. and Chain Bridge Rd.
  • McLean Baptist Church: Corner of Brawner S.t and Chain Bridge Rd.
    (This is across the street and just down the block from our school.)

Belt Test — April 4, 2011

The next belt test is scheduled for Monday, April 4, 2011. 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.

Belt Test — February 7, 2011

The next belt test is scheduled for Monday, February 7, 2011. 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 Schedule in 2011

In January we plan to make some slight changes to our schedule to better balance out our classes, especially those on Saturday. Please watch our website for more information in the coming weeks.

Thundersnow

Thursday, 1/27/11: Our school has power, heat, and cleared parking spaces available, so come on by for practice this afternoon and evening.

Friday morning yoga will be held as usual.

Yoga Classes — Beginning January 4

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 January 4, 2011. Class times will be Tuesday and Friday mornings at 11am-noon. Make-up classes will be held every other Sunday 4-5:30pm.

If you are interested, please phone Mr. Kim at (703) 442-3232. Ask about a free trial.


 

Calendar of Events

January

Saturday, January 1, 2011 — Closed for New Year's Day.

January 2011 — Yoga classes begin.

January 4, 2011 — Yoga classes begin.

Monday, January 17, 2011 — Open on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

February

February 2011 — Belt test (tentative).

Saturday, February 5, 2011 — Demo at Korean United Methodist Church.

Monday, February 7, 2011 — Belt test.

Monday, February 21, 2011 — Open on Washington's Birthday.

March

March 13, 2011 — Daylight Savings Time begins.

April

Monday, April 4, 2011 — Belt test.

April 18 - 22 — Open during Spring Break.

May

Saturday, May 21, 2011 — McLean Day in Lewinsville Park. School is closed.

Monday, May 30, 2011 — Closed for Memorial Day.

June

Monday, June 6, 2011 — Belt test.

Sunday, June 19, 2011 — Father's Day.

July

Monday, July 4, 2011 — Closed for Independence Day.

August

Monday, August 8, 2011 — Belt test (tentative).

Saturday, August 6, 2011 — Belt test.

September

Monday, September 5, 2011 — Closed for Labor Day.

October

Saturday, October 8, 2011 — Belt test.

Monday, October 10, 2011 — Open on Columbus Day.

November

Tuesday, November 8, 2011 — Open on election day.

Friday, November 11, 2011 — Open on Veterans Day.

Thursday, November 24, 2011 — Closed on Thanksgiving Day.

December

Saturday, December 3, 2011 — Belt test.

Monday, January 2, 2012 — TBD.

Saturday, December 24, 2011 — Closed for Christmas.

Sunday, December 25, 2011 — Christmas.

Monday, December 26, 2011 — Closed for Christmas.

Saturday, December 31, 2011 — Closed for New Year.