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What are your priorities?

Sunday, May 31st, 2009

Students who attend black belt club only and choose not to attend classes are not paying for a class. If you are planning to test for your black belt then you are responsible to learn the required material. The best way to learn is to attend class. Do not call your instructor (or have your parents call) to let me know that you have prioritized something instead of learning the material. Otherwise you have just told me that you have other priorities. Enroll in class, learn the material and take the test.

CTK Test, Demo and Awards

Wednesday, May 27th, 2009

Testing at Christ the King was held on May 19th. A total of 14 Students tested for the next belt rank. Additionally, Mr. G. Nakamura, I Dan and 5 Senior Brown Belts attended.

Demonstrations began on May 26th at 7:15pm. Students performed Basics and the Form 4-Directional Punch (Sa-Ju Chireugi) as a Group. Then each rank performed basics and combinations for their level. Highlights included student’s choice combinations of:

Brown – Spinning Reverse Turning Kick + Front + Turning Kick + Turning Back Kick
Senior Brown – 1-Step Jump Front Snap Kick + Tornado Kick + Turning Kick + Turning Back Kick
Some Impromptu Combinations were given by the instructor and students.
Most, additionally, chose to perform another form for the audience. Next students performed self-defense techniques on the instructor. Defenses included:
White – Straight Wrist Grab, Reversed Straight Wrist Grab, Cross Wrist Grab and Double Wrist Grab
Yellow – 3 Different Double One Arm Grabs, Unfriendly Handshake and Roman Knuckles
Green – Pulling Wrist Grab, Chicken Wing, Rear Duo Wrist Grab and Versus Punch
Blue – Lapel Grab, Double Lapel Grab, Lapel Grab & Punch, 2 Belt Grabs, Versus Punch, Versus Kick and the impromptu Belt Grab & Punch
Senior Orange – Joint Locks, Model Sparring and Versus Turning Kick
Red – Joint Locks, Model Sparring and Versus Student’s Choice Hammerfist
Senior Red – Impromptus, Impromptu Grabs with Attacks, Versus Student’s and Instructor’s Choice
Brown – Against Wall, Running Attacks Kneeling, Seated, Student’s Choice, 2 Attackers and Instructor’s Choice
Senior Brown – Impromptu Grabs, Versus 1 or 2, Student’s and Instructor’s Choice

Senior Brown Belts demonstrated breaking techniques. Students then received their Belts and Certificates. Advanced students then demonstrated a Sai Form and the class posed for pictures.

The following rank promotions were awarded following the Demonstration:
Yellow – 2
Green – 1
Blue – 2
Purple – 2
Red – 2
Senior Red -2
Brown – 2
Senior Brown – 1

Congratulations!!

CTK Fitness Challenge Record Breaking Streak Continues

Tuesday, April 7th, 2009

The Fitness Challenge started the 3rd exercise with another record break. Mr. CC, a Senior Brown Belt completed 51 Frog-Jumps beating the old record of 50 set in August 2007. (Way to Go!)

During the 4th Exercise, 9 students through an amazing display of dedication and perseverance overcame the old record for sit-ups that was set in January 2008.

Mr. LB, Blue Belt – 105 Sit-Ups
Mr. AS, Sr. Brown Belt – 110 Sit-Ups
Ms. SW, Sr. Brown Belt – 110 Sit-Ups
Mr. MW, Sr. Brown Belt 120 Sit-Ups
Mr. GN, Black Belt – 120 Sit-Ups
Ms. JB, Sr. Brown Belt – 130 Sit-Ups
Mr. DW, Sr. Brown Belt – 136 Sit-Ups
Ms. LW, Brown Belt – 153 Sit-Ups
Mr. CC, Sr. Brown Belt – 154 Sit-Ups (New Record)

Congratulations to each student who beat the old record. A five dollar gift certificate towards merchandise purchase will be awarded to each of the 8 students at the end of the Fitness Challenge and Mr. CC will receive a ten dollar gift certificate towards merchandise purchase. The 2 remaining exercises of the Fitness Challenge include Jumping Jacks and Cannon Balls (aka Squat Thrusts.)

2nd Annual Martial Arts Demo-Off

Sunday, April 5th, 2009

The 2nd Annual Martial Arts Demo-Off took place at the Sheridan Rec. Center on April 4th, 2009. Students demonstrated different aspects of the martial arts. The free event, which is open to the public, then allows for the audience in attendance to vote for their favorites. The event opened with Mr. Kreinbrink, II Dan performing the form Gae-Baek. 6 students then performed their own demonstrations in a ‘Demo-Off.’ The crowd was then given the opportunity to vote for their favorite student demonstrations. Mr. Kreinbrink, II Dan then closed with a multiple weapon demonstration of 5 different weapons. The fan, escrima/nunchaku, 2 nunchaku, sai and sword, each one following the next. The votes were then tallied. Congratulations to Ms. Burkhart and Ms. Wagner, who received 1st Place for demonstrating Basics and a Staff Form. Mr. Campbell received 2nd Place for his Freestyle Taekwon-Do routine. 3rd Place was a close decision. Ms. K. Kreinbrink received 1/2 a point more from the tally, however, Ms. Lindsey received more top votes. It was determined that 3rd place would go to Ms. Lindsey for her Freestyle routine. (It has also been determined that an honorable mention will be given to Ms. K. Kreinbrink and she will receive a trophy for her Basics routine.) All students who participated in the demonstrations received a participation certificate and a semi-precious gem of approximate color to their belt rank. Many thanks to those who demonstrated Ms. Burhart, Mr. Campbell, Ms. K. Kreinbrink, Mr. L. Kreinbrink, Ms. Lindsey and Ms. Wagner.

CTK Fitness Challenge Record Break

Friday, March 20th, 2009

The Fitness Challenge started with a close score by Mr. TC, a Senior Orange Belt, of 50 push-ups coming near to the record of 57 set in June 2008. However, 6 staudents through a spectacular display of willpower, tenacity and indomitable spirit kicked to overcome the old record for front kicks set in August 2007.

Mr. OO, Red Belt – 1000 front kicks
Mr. TC, Sr. Orange Belt – 1082 front kicks
Mr. JG, Red Belt – 1501 front kicks
Mr. HT, Red Belt – 1702 front kicks
Mr. LB, Blue Belt – 2509 front kicks
Mr. GB, Blue Belt – 2,670 front kicks (New Record)

Congratulations to each student who beat the old record. A five dollar gift certificate towards merchandise purchase will be awarded to each of the 6 students at the end of the Fitness Challenge. The 4 remaining exercises of the Fitness Challenge include Frog Jumps, Jumping Jacks, Sit-Ups and Cannon Balls (aka Squat Thrusts.)