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2012 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.


Holiday Schedule

Saturday, December 22, 2012: Open sparring practice 10:30am-12:30pm. Come when you can. All levels. Bring sparring gear if you have it. No regular classes. After 12:30pm, the school will be closed for renovations.

Monday, December 24, 2012: Closed for Christmas Eve.

Tuesday, December 25, 2012: Closed for Christmas.

Monday, December 31, 2012: Closed for New Year's Eve.

Tuesday, January 1, 2013: Closed for New Year's Day.

Belt Test

The next belt test is scheduled for Saturday, December 8, 2012. Please get your completed application, check, and (children only) copy of your latest report card to one of the Masters BEFORE the test day. There are no classes on test days. Bring sparring gear.

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

10:00 am Children: white, high white, yellow, orange & green belts
11:00 am Children: purple, low & high blue, red, and brown belts
12:00 Lunch break
12:30 pm Belt ceremony *
Children: high brown, 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.

Family class members: You may test with your children at the 12:30 test or you can test separately. The 12:30 test lasts longer; young children might find it tiring.

Payment: Please make checks payable to "SH Kim Taekwondo." Write the name of the student(s) testing in the memo area. You may pay for the whole family with one check. We cannot process credit card payments on the day of the test. Cash is accepted (exact change is appreciated) but we prefer a check.

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.

Photo Days

Tuesday, November 13, and Wednesday, November 14, a photographer will be available to take professional photos of your taekwondo student. These will make great holiday gifts for the family! Sign-up sheets are in the school lobby. See Master Kim for details.

Closed Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Hurricane Sandy knocked out power to our school. Classes are canceled today.

Belt Test

The next belt test is scheduled for Saturday, October 6, 2012. Please get your completed application, check, and (children only) copy of your latest report card to one of the Masters BEFORE the test day. There are no classes on test days. Bring sparring gear.

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

10:00 am Children: white, high white, yellow, orange & green belts
11:00 am Children: purple, low & high blue, red, and brown belts
12:00 Lunch break
12:30 pm Belt ceremony *
Children: high brown, 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.

Family class members: You may test with your children at the 12:30 test or you can test separately. The 12:30 test lasts longer; young children might find it tiring.

Payment: Please make checks payable to "SH Kim Taekwondo." Write the name of the student(s) testing in the memo area. You may pay for the whole family with one check. We cannot process credit card payments on the day of the test. Cash is accepted (exact change is appreciated) but we prefer a check.

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

The next belt test is scheduled for Saturday, August 4, 2012. Please get your completed application, check, and (children only) copy of your latest report card to one of the Masters BEFORE the test day. There are no classes on test days. Bring sparring gear.

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

10:00 am Children: white, high white, yellow, orange & green belts
11:00 am Children: purple, low & high blue, red, brown, & high brown belts
12:00 Lunch break
12:30 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.

Family class members: You may test with your children at the 12:30 test or you can test separately. The 12:30 test lasts longer; young children might find it tiring.

Payment: Please make checks payable to "SH Kim Taekwondo." Write the name of the student(s) testing in the memo area. You may pay for the whole family with one check. We cannot process credit card payments on the day of the test. Cash is accepted (exact change is appreciated) but we prefer a check.

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 Holiday — July 1 through July 7

Our school will be closed Monday, July 1, 2012 through Saturday, July 7, 2012 in honor of Independence Day. We hope you have a fun and safe time, wherever you enjoy your days off. We will open again Monday, July 9, 2012.

Master An is currently on vacation in South Korea, visiting friends and family. We look forward to his return the second week in July.

Belt Test Results

Color belts earned at the June 9 belt test will be awarded during classes the following week. Black belts and bo black belts will be awarded at the August belt test.

Home of the National History Champion

Our black belt student Tajin Rogers won the National History Bee! You can watch the video of the History Bee or read about it in the Sun Gazette: Longfellow Student Brings Home National History Crown. The video includes some footage of Tajin training at our school.

Belt Test

The next belt test is scheduled for Saturday, June 9, 2012. Please get your completed application, check, and (children only) copy of your latest report card to one of the Masters BEFORE the test day. There are no classes on test days. Bring sparring gear.

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

10:00 am Children: white, high white, yellow, orange & green belts
11:00 am Children: purple, low & high blue, red, brown, & high brown belts
12:00 Lunch break
12:30 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.

Family class members: You may test with your children at the 12:30 test or you can test separately. The 12:30 test lasts longer; young children might find it tiring.

Payment: Please make checks payable to "SH Kim Taekwondo." Write the name of the student(s) testing in the memo area. You may pay for the whole family with one check. We cannot process credit card payments on the day of the test. Cash is accepted (exact change is appreciated) but we prefer a check.

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

Saturday, May 19, 2012 is McLean Day at Lewinsville Park, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.

Our school will close on Saturday, May 19, in order to participate in McLean Day. Please meet us at our exhibition area, space #42. Students in uniform may participate in demonstrations, including kicks, breaking boards, and sparring. Stop by for a while and join in the fun!

Our booth will be located at the end of the main walkway into McLean Day, in section 2.

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.

For more information about McLean Day, watch the MCC website's upcoming events page. They should be posting more details soon.

McLean Day

Space 42 is between two trees, so we should have some shade this year. The map for 2012 is not yet available, but you can locate our space (#42) on last year's map.

Belt Test Results

Color belts earned at the April 14 belt test will be awarded during classes the following week. Black belts and bo black belts will be awarded at the June belt test.

Belt Test — April 14, 2012

The next belt test is scheduled for Saturday, April 14, 2012. Please get your completed application, check, and (children only) copy of your latest report card to one of the Masters BEFORE the test day. There are no classes on test days. Bring sparring gear.

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

10:00 am Children: white, high white, yellow, orange & green belts
11:00 am Children: purple, low & high blue, red, brown, & high brown belts
12:00 Lunch break
12:30 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.

Family class members: You may test with your children at the 12:30 test or you can test separately. The 12:30 test lasts longer; young children might find it tiring.

Payment: Please make checks payable to "SH Kim Taekwondo." Write the name of the student(s) testing in the memo area. You may pay for the whole family with one check. We cannot process credit card payments on the day of the test. Cash is accepted (exact change is appreciated) but we prefer a check.

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 Results

Color belts earned at the February 4 belt test will be awarded during classes the following week. Black belts and bo black belts will be awarded at the April belt test.

Belt Test — February 4, 2012

The next belt test is scheduled for Saturday, February 4, 2012. 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 & green belts
11:00 am Children: purple, low & high blue, red, brown, & high brown belts
12 noon 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.

Calendar of Events

January

Sunday, January 1, 2012 — New Year's Day.

Monday, January 2, 2012 — Closed for New Year.

Monday, January 16, 2012 — Open for MLK day.

February

Saturday, February 4, 2012 — Belt test.

Monday, February 20, 2012 — Open on George Washington's Birthday / Presidents' Day.

March

March 17, 2012 — National Capitol Open TKD Championship.

April

April 2-6 — Open during Spring Break.

Saturday, April 14, 2012 — Belt test.

May

Saturday, May 19, 2012 — McLean Day 2012 at Lewinsville Park, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. No classes today; please meet us at our exhibition area, space #42.

Monday, May 28, 2012 — Closed on Memorial Day.

June

Saturday, June 9, 2012 — Belt test.

Sunday, June 17, 2012 — Father's Day

July

Wednesday, July 4, 2012 — Closed on Independence Day.

Wednesday, July 1-7, 2012 — Closed Independence Day week.

August

August 2012 — Belt test.

Saturday, August 4, 2012 — Belt test.

September

Monday, September 3, 2012 — Closed on Labor Day.

October

October — Belt test.

October 6, 2012 — Belt test. No classes.

October 8, 2012 — Open on Columbus Day.

November

Monday, November 12, 2012 — Open on Veteran's Day.

Thursday, November 22, 2012 — Closed on Thanksgiving.

December

Saturday, December 1, 2012 — Belt test (tentative).

Saturday, December 8, 2012 — Belt test.

Saturday, December 22, 2012: Open sparring practice 10:30am-12:30pm.

Monday, December 24, 2012: Closed for Christmas Eve.

Tuesday, December 25, 2012: Closed for Christmas.

Monday, December 31, 2012: Closed for New Year's Eve.