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Next Testing


Little Dragons Program

TBD 2020 10:00 am
(Please arrive no later than 9:30 am to practice and warm up.)

Future Black Belt Club and Black Belt Club Programs

TBD 2020 10:00 am
(Please arrive no later than 9:30 am to practice and warm up.)

Upcoming Events


TBD 2020 –

USA Taekwondo Kansas State Championships Logo

2020 Kansas State Taekwondo Championships

 

Will Shield’s 68 Inside Sports
Overland Park, KS

Sparring socks MUST be purchased in advance. Here is an online retailer that sells them at a reasonable price: https://www.tkdscore.com/m5/Gen1%20E-Foot–gen1-e-foot-gear-grey-version-4.html. Registration for the Tournament is now open at the USAT Website:  https://www.usat.hangastar.com/Login.aspx. You will have to create an account if you have not done so already.

 

July 11, 2020 –

Sunflower State Games

 

Stormont Vail Events Center
Topeka, KS

SSG Website Registration is now open!
This is a mixed competition with Karate. Sparring competition follows Karate rules, not Olympic style sparring. Please see GMK instructors for more information regarding this event.

 

November 13 & 14, 2020 –

World Class Taekwondo Logo

Tae Park Taekwondo National Tournament and Testing

 

Grand Rapids Community College | Ford Fieldhouse
Grand Rapids, Michigan

Details forthcoming…

 

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2 months ago

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Is it almost time to return?

We are now in Week 10 of temporary closure of the Bonner Springs Family YMCA and therefore, Grand Master Kim’s Taekwondo, due to the COVID-19 pandemic. As we have started to receive information from the Kansas City YMCA regarding their reopening plans, we thought that now would be a good time to provide you with some updates about our programs and instructors.

First and foremost, the safety of all YMCA members and group activity participants is the most important consideration in reopening the YMCA centers. Further, the YMCA must follow the gradual phase-out of Executive Order restrictions mandated by Governor Laura Kelly in Ad Astra: A Plan to Reopen Kansas as well as the safety guidance provided by Wyandotte County Unified Government’s ReStartWyCo Road to Recovery. The timing of relaxing of restrictions is determined by meeting milestones and is not tied to a specific timetable, so reopening dates for Kansas YMCA facilities are still not set. Once they are set, realize that they may change, even multiple times, so please have flexibility and understanding.

What do we know at this point? According to the YouTube video posted by John Mikos regarding the YMCA’s phased reopening plan, there will be reduced operating hours, length of stay will be restricted to one-hour for members, there will be occupancy limits, health screening upon entering the facility, and a minimum age requirement of 16 to access the YMCA facilities during the first phase of reopening. Also, many group programs will not be available in the first phase of the YMCA’s plan. An email was sent to all YMCA members including detailed information about the reopening plan. Since not all GMKTKD students are YMCA members, a copy was emailed to current students. This means that Taekwondo classes are not included in the first phase of the reopening plan. We have not heard from the YMCA regarding the plans for their second phase or the milestones that must be met to proceed from the first phase.

The GMK instructors have also discussed trying to teach Taekwondo classes via an online learning platform. Unfortunately, the technical requirements and logistics of making this happen are too much to overcome at this time. We are, however, available for questions. Please call us at 913-667-0199 and leave a voicemail or email us at gmktkd1@gmail.com and we’ll get back to you via email or at a phone number and suggested time of day that you provide. Please realize that instructors may be calling you from their mobile phones and caller ID information may or may not be available. In the meantime, continue to practice at home using the Student Reference or Little Dragon Reference resources from the Grand Master Kim’s Taekwondo website. You should all be able to see information up to and including your (or your child’s) current belt level. If you need any assistance with your username and password, please email us at gmktkd1@gmail.com.

We hope to get back to classes this summer and look forward to seeing all of you at that time.
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5 months ago

Grand Master Kim's Taekwondo

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