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2014 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

We will be closed for four days during the upcoming holidays: December 24, 25, 31 and January 1.

Belt Test

The next belt test is scheduled for Saturday, December 6, 2014. 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:

    Current Belt Level
10:00 am   Children: white belt through high brown belt
11:00 am   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 adult test or you can test separately. The adult 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 low blue belt; $75 for high blue through high brown belt. Black belts please talk to Master Kim at (703) 442-3232.

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

Thanksgiving Schedule

We will be closed Thursday and Friday, November 27 & 28, for Thanksgiving.

Open on Halloween

Out school will be open on Friday, October 31, 2014 for Halloween.

TKD Demonstrations

Students and masters will perform tae kwon do demonstrations at 5:00 and 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, October 30, 2014.

Halloween demo poster

Belt Test

The next belt test is scheduled for Saturday, October 4, 2014. 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:

    Current Belt Level
10:00 am   Children: white belt through high brown belt
11:30 am   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 adult test or you can test separately. The adult 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 low blue belt; $75 for high blue through high brown belt. Black belts please talk to Master Kim at (703) 442-3232.

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

Poomse CD-Rom

We have for sale a CD-ROM with all the tae geuk poomse and the first three black belt forms! You get to choose one of five characters (or all 5 in a group) and one of five locations (outside, in a dojang, etc.) as the setting and then can watch the form from different angles. It has a cool, 3-D look to it. Makes a great gift and will help you prepare for your next belt test! See Master Kim to purchase one today! Supplies are limited.

Student Jim P. offers us this helpful advice for setting up your poomse CD ROM:

  1. Place the CD ROM in proper drive and follow prompts to install
  2. Disregard instructions to register with idance (unless you can read Korean)
  3. When prompt asks to launch Taekwondo Player, reply "yes"
  4. If three files appear on a prompt, double left-click "taekwondo Player"
  5. Otherwise, pick the poomse on the right (by number) and select class on the left
  6. Use controls at bottom to play, pause, replay etc.
  7. Place the pointer on the screen and move it about to change the perspective of the view (e.g. view from above, behind or either side)

Korean National Taekwondo Demonstration Team

See the Korean National Taekwondo Demonstration Team — FREE — at the convention center in Washington DC on Saturday, 9/20/14:

Korean Ambassador’s Cup KORUS Taekwondo Championship
Saturday, September 20, 2014
Opening Ceremony at Noon
at The Walter E. Washington Convention Center
801 Mt Vernon Pl NW
Washington, DC 20001

More information: www.festivaldc.com/blog/archives/37073

Celebrating Korean American Heritage

Celebrating Korean American Heritage, Sept. 19-21, 2014, at
Bull Run Park Special Events Center
7700 Bull Run Park Drive
Centreville, VA 20121
More information: korusfest.org

Closed Labor Day

The school will be closed on Monday, 9/1/14, for Labor Day.

Summer Schedule Change

Summer schedule as of May 7, 2014:

The 6:00 and 6:55 pm classes on Friday night will be combined during the summer. The combined class will run 6-7pm. The regular schedule will resume in September.

Belt Test

The next belt test is scheduled for Saturday, August 2, 2014. 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:

    Current Belt Level
10:00 am   Children: white belt through high brown belt
11:30 am   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 adult test or you can test separately. The adult 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 low blue belt; $75 for high blue through high brown belt. Black belts please talk to Master Kim at (703) 442-3232.

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

Independence Day Holiday Schedule

We will be closed Friday and Saturday, July 4 & 5, in honor of Independence Day. Classes resume Monday, July 7.

Belt Test

The next belt test is scheduled for Saturday, June 7, 2014. 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:

    Current Belt Level
10:00 am   Children: white belt through high brown belt
12:00 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 adult test or you can test separately. The adult 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 low blue belt; $75 for high blue through high brown belt. Black belts please talk to Master Kim at (703) 442-3232.

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

Closed Memorial Day weekend

Our school will be closed Saturday through Monday (May 24-26, 2014) for Memorial Day weekend.

McLean Day

On Saturday, May 17, 2013 we will be at McLean Day from 10:30am - 5:00pm. No classes that day — please visit our booth #42. 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.

Photo Day — April 24, 2014 ** new date **

Photographers from PhotoAction Atlanta will be at our school on Thursday, April 24, 2014. There's a sign-up sheet for time slots from 3:30pm until 8:00pm if you'd like to have taekwondo photos taken. Details are on the poster in the waiting room.

Early Closing on Good Friday — April 18, 2014

On Friday, April 18, 2014, we will be closing at 7pm due to Good Friday. The 6:55pm class (families and adults) will be combined with the 6:00pm class (children high blue to black belt). Please come to the 6:00 class tonight.

Belt Test

The next belt test is scheduled for Saturday, April 5, 2014. 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 belt through low brown belt
11:00 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 adult test or you can test separately. The adult 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.

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

Photo Day — April 17, 2014

Photographers from PhotoAction Atlanta will be at our school on Thursday, April 17, 2014. There's a sign-up sheet for time slots from 3:30pm until 8:00pm if you'd like to have taekwondo photos taken. Details are on the poster in the waiting room.

Emergency Closing

Due to snow and poor road conditions, SH Kim TKD will be closed today, 3/17/2014. We apologize for any inconvenience. Please stay warm and safe.

Emergency Closing

Due to snow and poor road conditions, SH Kim TKD will be closed today, 3/3/2014. We apologize for any inconvenience. Please stay warm and safe.

Emergency Closing Friday, 2/14

Due to the broken heating system in our building, SH Kim TKD will be closed today, 2/14/2014. We apologize for any inconvenience.

Emergency Closing

Due to snow and poor road conditions, SH Kim TKD will be closed today, 2/13/2014. We apologize for any inconvenience. Please stay warm and safe.

Belt Test

The next belt test is scheduled for Saturday, February 8, 2014. 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.

Emergency Closing

Due to snow and poor road conditions, SH Kim TKD will be closed today, 1/21/2014. We apologize for any inconvenience. Please stay warm and safe.

Emergency Closing

Due to snow, ice, and road conditions, SH Kim TKD will be closed, today, 1/3/2014. We expect to open on time tomorrow (Saturday). We apologize for any inconvenience. Please stay warm and safe.

Calendar of Events

January

Thursday, January 2, 2014: Open.

Friday, January 3, 2014: Closed due to snow and ice.

Monday, January 20, 2014: Open on MLK Day.

February

Saturday, February 1, 2014: Belt test (tentative).

Saturday, February 8, 2014: Belt test.

Monday, February 17, 2014: Open on George Washington's Birthday.

March

April

Saturday, April 5, 2014: Belt test.

Thursday, April 17, 2014: Photo day.

April 14-18, 2014: Open during spring break.

Thursday, April 24, 2014: Photo day.

May

Sunday, May 11, 2014: Mother's Day.

Saturday, May 17, 2014: McLean Day at Lewinsville Park, 1659 Chain Bridge Road.

Monday, May 26, 2014: Closed for Memorial Day holiday.

Saturday through Monday, May 24-26, 2014: Closed for Memorial Day holiday.

June

Saturday, June 7, 2014: Belt test.

Sunday, June 15, 2014: Father's Day.

July

Friday and Saturday, July 4-5, 2014: Closed for Independence Day.

August

Saturday, August 2, 2014: Belt test.

September

Monday, September 1, 2014: Closed for Labor Day.

Friday-Sunday, September 19-21: Celebrating Korean American Heritage

Saturday, September 20, 2014: Korean National Taekwondo Demonstration Team demo

October

Saturday, October, 4 2014: Belt test.

Monday, October 13, 2014: Open on Columbus Day.

Thursday, October 30, 2014: Demonstrations.

Friday, October 31, 2014: Open on Halloween.

November

Tuesday, November 11, 2014: Open on Veterans Day.

Thursday, November 27, 2014: Closed Thanksgiving Day.

Friday, November 28, 2014: Closed.

December

Saturday, December, 6 2014: Belt test (tentative).

Saturday, December, 6 2014: Belt test.

Wednesday, December 24, 2014: Closed Christmas Eve.

Thursday, December 25, 2014: Closed Christmas Day.

Wednesday, December 31, 2014: Closed New Year's Eve.