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2013 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.


Winter Holiday Schedule

We will be open on Christmas eve, Tuesday, December 24, 2013. We will close Christmas Day, Wednesday, December 25, 2013, through New Year's Day, Wednesday, January 1, 2014. We will open again on Thursday, January 2, 2014.

December Belt Test

If you tested on Saturday, December 7, 2013, for a color belt, you will receive your results in classes the week of December 9. Black belts will be awarded at the February 2014 test. If you need a make-up test, call Master Kim at (703) 442-3232 to schedule it.

Belt Test

The next belt test is scheduled for Saturday, December 7, 2013. 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. Cost is $55 for white through blue belt; $75 for red through high brown belt. Black belts please talk to Master Kim at (703) 442-3232.

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.

Master An

Master An

Thanksgiving Schedule

We will be closed Thursday, November 28, through Saturday, November 30, for Thanksgiving. Classes resume Monday, December 2, 2013. Have a safe and wonderful holiday.

Belt Test

The next belt test is scheduled for Saturday, October 5, 2013. 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:

10:30 am Children: white through low brown belt
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.

Class Schedule

New schedule as of February 25, 2012.

Time Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
10:30
to
11:15
          Children:
white to blue belt
11:15
to
12:00
          Families
12:00
to
12:45
          Adults:
all belts

Children:
high blue to black belt
12:45
to
1:45
          Special classes*
red/black and black belt class
2:00
to
3:00
          Birthday parties
3:00
to
6:00
After school program After school program After school program After school program After school program  
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
Age 6 & under:
all belts
 
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
 
6:55
to
7:45
Adults:
all belts
Families
& Adults:
all belts
Adults:
all belts
Families
& Adults:
all belts
Familes
& Adults:
all belts
 
7:45
to
8:30
Special classes Special classes Special classes Special classes Special classes  

* Special classes will vary. As of October 30, 2010 this class will be reserved for bo black (red/black) and black belt students.

Belt Test

The next belt test is scheduled for Saturday, August 3, 2013. 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:

10:30 am Children: white through low brown belt
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.

Emergency Closing 7/16/2013

All classes are canceled Tuesday, July 16 2013. The air conditioning system stopped working. It should be fixed Wednesday morning. We apologize for the inconvenience.

Independence Day Holiday Schedule

We will be closed Thursday, July 4, through Saturday, July 6, in honor of Independence Day. Classes resume Monday, July 8, 2013.

Belt Test

The next belt test is scheduled for Saturday, June 1, 2013. 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.

McLean Day

Thank you to everyone who stopped by our McLean Dat booth on Saturday. It was great to see everyone. Special thanks to those students who came in uniform and demonstrated their skills for the crowds. You were real troopers to show up in the rain! Thank you.

McLean Day

On Saturday, May 18, 2013 we will be at McLean Day from 10:30am - 5:00pm. No classes that day — please visit our booth, #42 on this map. Students in uniform may participate in demonstrations, including kicks, breaking boards, and sparring. Stop by for a while and join in the fun!

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.

Belt Test

The next belt test is scheduled for Saturday, April 6, 2013. 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.

Korean Spirit and Culture Promotion

The Korean Spirit and Culture Promotion Project presents a program on the Hidden Treasures of Korean Art and Modern Korea at Tyson's Pimmit Library on Saturday, February 23, 2013 from 1:00 PM to 4:30 PM. Seating is limited, so registration is highly recommended!

Korea festival

Belt Test

The next belt test is scheduled for Saturday, February 2, 2013. 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.

Emergency Early Close

Due to the continuing snow, we are closing the taekwondo school at 6pm on Friday, 1/25/13. As of now, we expect to open as usual on Saturday.

 

Calendar of Events

January

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

Monday, January 21, 2013: Open on Martin Luther King Day.

February

Saturday, February 2, 2013: Belt test (tentative).

Monday, February 18, 2013: Open on Washington's Birthday.

Saturday, February 23, 2013: Hidden Treasures of Korean Art and Modern Korea.

March

March 25-29, 2013: Open during FCPS Spring Break.

April

Saturday, April 6, 2013: Belt test.

May

Sunday, May 12, 2013: Mother's Day.

Saturday, May 18, 2013: McLean Day, 10:30am - 5:00pm. No classes.

Monday, May 27, 2013: Closed on Memorial Day.

June

Saturday, June 1, 2013: Belt test (tentative).

Saturday, June 1, 2013: Belt test.

Sunday, June 16, 2013: Father's Day.

July

Thursday, July 4, 2013: Closed on Independence Day.

July 4-6, 2013: Closed for Independence Day weekend.

July 16, 2013: Closed due to broken HVAC system.

August

Saturday, August 3, 2013: Belt test (tentative).

Saturday, August 3, 2013: Belt test.

September

Monday, September 2, 2013: Closed on Labor Day.

October

October 1, 2013: New schedule of classes on Saturdays.

Saturday, October 5, 2013: Belt test (tentative).

Saturday, October 5, 2013: Belt test.

Monday, October 14, 2013: Open on Columbus Day.

November

Monday, November 11, 2013: Open on Veterans Day.

Thursday, November 28, 2013: Closed on Thanksgiving Day.

November 28-30, 2013: Closed for Thanksgiving.

December

Saturday, December 7, 2013: Belt test (tentative).

Saturday, December 7, 2013: Belt test.

Tuesday, December 24, 2013: Closed on Christmas Eve.

Wednesday, December 25, 2013: Closed on Christmas Day.

Tuesday, December 31, 2013: Closed on New Year's Eve.

Wednesday, January 1, 2014: Closed on New Year's Day.

Tuesday, December 24, 2013: Open.

December 25, 2013 – January 1, 2014: Closed Christmas through New Year's Day.