Robert Kreinbrink I Dan, was recently awarded Instructor of the Year 2005 by Young Champions of Colorado. Congratulations!
Sakidokwan Board Members met, reviewing the credentials and skills of Master Nigel May of Australia. His application for membership was unanimously approved! Welcome, Master Nigel May and students! Update: Master Nigel’s biography available.
Summer Camp 2005 was held on private property in the Boulder, Wyoming area. Advanced training included all 24 ITF Forms, Korean Weapon(staff, nunchaku/ee chul bong , knife, sword) forms, Hapkido empty hand defenses, Hapkido rope / belt defenses, Tahn Bong (korean short stick) techniques, concrete slab breaking, and Sword and Staff Sparring Drills and Tournaments.
Several members successfully tested for various Dan rankings. Congratulations to:
Rocky Swan, 5th Dan Master
Page Gunderson, 4th Dan
Donna Little-Kaumo, 3rd Dan
Michael Call, 2nd Dan
Mark McBride, 2nd Dan
Highlights of the tests included:
Mr. Michael Call II Dan broke one concrete slab with an axe kick.
Mr. Page Gunderson IV Dan broke sets of 4 and 3 concrete slabs with consecutive palm strikes.
Mr. Willie Cederburg IV Dan reminded everyone that he still holds the record: 6 concrete slabs broken with a palm strike.
Mr. Jim Kreinbrink IV Dan broke two slabs(with no spacers) with an elbow strike.
Mr. Willie Cederburg IV Dan again reminded everyone of his record: 6 concrete slabs broken with a palm strike.
Special awards were also given to:
Glynis Cederburg for her contributions to the Sakidokwan during the camp and throughout the year.
Mr. Michael Call II Dan was presented with a Katana sword after triumphing in the Staff sparring competition.
Mr Jim Kreinbrink IV Dan was presented with a Katana sword after triumphing in the Sword sparring competition.
Mr. Jim Kreinbrink IV Dan gained special recognition for breaking the most foam covered swords (and one staff) during the weapons sparring. It wasn’t necessarily positive recognition. Much stronger replacement Foam Covered Swords and Foam Covered Staffs will be sent promptly from myKarateStore.com, which offers premium quality merchandise that EVEN HE cannot break easily.
Also attending the camp were Grand Master Joseph E. Petty, VIII Dan, Master Brian Kaumo VI Dan, Master David Barbero V Dan, Robert Kreinbrink I Dan, Carol Petty, Richard Call, and Brian Durfey.
Pictures coming soon. Members, please send in your photos to email@example.com
The 2005 Saki Do Kwan Summer Camp T-shirts, Mugs and other merchandise are available in the Saki Do Kwan Merchandise Store.
Master Brian P. Kaumo 6th Dan will be relocating to Rock Springs, Wyoming at the beginning of June. Master Kaumo will be working as The District Assessment Coordinator for Sweetwater County School District #1. Master Kaumo plans to work with Grand Master Joseph E.Petty 8th Dan and Mr. Willie Cederburn 4th Dan in running the Rock Springs Location.
The four Albuquerque branches of the Saki Do Kwan will be taken over by Mr. Rocky Swan 4th Dan, Mrs. Joyce Wolfe 2nd Dan, Mr. Mark and Mrs. Leta Mcbride 1st Dans, and Mr. Michael Call 1st dan.
The 2005 Saki Do Kwan Summer Camp will be held July 14th – 20th, and is hosted by Master Petty, VIII Dan and Willie Cederburg, IV Dan of Rock Springs, Wyoming.
Master Petty, VIII Dan and Willie Cederburg, IV Dan are pleased to announce the Grand Opening of their new Tae Kwon-Do studio in Rock Springs, Wyoming on December 6. The school features a visitor lounge, office, equipment room, changing rooms, and is larger than Master Petty’s previous space on Pilot Butte. The school is located at 431 N Front, and prospective students can contact Master Petty at 307-362-1782 for enrollment information.
Congratulations to Master Ron Hartshorn V DAN who was inducted into the Black Belt Hall of Fame on Nov.13, 2004 as Master Instructor of the Year. GOOD JOB!
Congratulations to Mr. Tom Balderson, who was recently promoted to 2nd Degree Black Belt. Gup promotions included Mr. David Fields(Senior Green), Mr. James Griffith(Senior Green), and Miss Whitnney Shaffer(Senior Green Hapkido). Master Hartshorn, V Dan Master, relays: “It was a great test with good breaking techniques and very good forms.” Congratulations!