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Little Dragons Program

April 4, 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

April 4, 2020 10:00 am
(Please arrive no later than 9:30 am to practice and warm up.)

Upcoming Events


March 28, 2020 –

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.

 

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7 days ago

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3 weeks ago

Grand Master Kim's Taekwondo

The Kansas City YMCA has extended the closure of Y centers through April 5th. This means our Taekwondo programs will not be able to hold classes until at least Monday, April 6th. Stay safe and practice at home. We will continue to provide updates here and through emailed communications.

Here is the message sent out to YMCA members by President and CEO John Mikos:
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3 weeks ago

Grand Master Kim's Taekwondo

The CDC, in accordance with its guidance for large events and mass gatherings, recommends that for the next 8 weeks, organizers (whether groups or individuals) cancel or postpone in-person events that consist of 50 people or more throughout the United States. Events of any size should only be continued if they can be carried out with adherence to guidelines for protecting vulnerable populations, hand hygiene, and social distancing.

In addition, Leavenworth County and Wyandotte County Unified Government Health Departments to practice social distancing for the next several weeks. As such, Basehor-Linwood USD 458 has made the decision to suspend classes for the coming week following spring break. Bonner Springs / Edwardsville USD 204 and Kansas City Kansas USD 500 have suspended all sports practices during Spring Break. We believe that additional cancellations, and suspensions are forthcoming and additional health department guidance will be issued regarding COVID-19 to extend social distancing policies in an effort to keep the public safe.

Taekwondo is a “close-contact” sport, requiring interaction between instructors and students in order to teach proper technique. This is simply not possible, while maintaining social distancing practices. Further, in the classroom we would not be able to maintain social distancing among students.

Therefore, Grand Master Kim’s Taekwondo instructors have met with the YMCA and decided, at a minimum, to suspend all classes for the next two weeks. Classes tentatively, will resume March 30th, provided it is safe to do so.
All that have already paid the March Taekwondo or Little Dragons fees will be rolled over to April Taekwondo or Little Dragons classes (provided we resume timely and further restrictions are not recommended by the CDC and other health agencies). If an extension of the suspension of classes occur, we will communicate that to you as soon as the decision has been made.

Please be safe and practice at home. As a reminder, there are student resources (videos, step-by-step instructions and terminology) available on the Grand Master Kim’s Taekwondo website under Little Dragons Reference or Student Reference in the Main Menu.

To see your specific belt rank (and previous belt rank) pages, you must be logged in using the login in the footer of the website. If you need your password reset, please click on the “Forgot Your Password?” link.
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The CDC, in accordance with its guidance for large events and mass gatherings, recommends that for the next 8 weeks, organizers (whether groups or individuals) cancel or postpone in-person events that consist of 50 people or more throughout the United States. Events of any size should only be continued if they can be carried out with adherence to guidelines for protecting vulnerable populations, hand hygiene, and social distancing.

In addition, Leavenworth County and Wyandotte County Unified Government Health Departments to practice social distancing for the next several weeks. As such, Basehor-Linwood USD 458 has made the decision to suspend classes for the coming week following spring break. Bonner Springs / Edwardsville USD 204 and Kansas City Kansas USD 500 have suspended all sports practices during Spring Break. We believe that additional cancellations, and suspensions are forthcoming and additional health department guidance will be issued regarding COVID-19 to extend social distancing policies in an effort to keep the public safe. 

Taekwondo is a “close-contact” sport, requiring interaction between instructors and students in order to teach proper technique. This is simply not possible, while maintaining social distancing practices. Further, in the classroom we would not be able to maintain social distancing among students. 

Therefore, Grand Master Kim’s Taekwondo instructors have met with the YMCA and decided, at a minimum, to suspend all classes for the next two weeks. Classes tentatively, will resume March 30th, provided it is safe to do so. 
All that have already paid the March Taekwondo or Little Dragons fees will be rolled over to April Taekwondo or Little Dragons classes (provided we resume timely and further restrictions are not recommended by the CDC and other health agencies). If an extension of the suspension of classes occur, we will communicate that to you as soon as the decision has been made.

Please be safe and practice at home. As a reminder, there are student resources (videos, step-by-step instructions and terminology) available on the Grand Master Kim’s Taekwondo website under Little Dragons Reference or Student Reference in the Main Menu. 

To see your specific belt rank (and previous belt rank) pages, you must be logged in using the login in the footer of the website. If you need your password reset, please click on the “Forgot Your Password?” link.

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Well, I saw that coming. You all stay well. 👍

3 weeks ago

Grand Master Kim's Taekwondo

USAT Kansas State Championships postponed.Attention Participants, Guest, Volunteers, and Supporters:

In light of the recent events, the Kansas Taekwondo Association has come to the unfortunate decision to postpone the state championship. We are currently working with our venue and USA Taekwondo to find a date in the near future for which to move forward with the event under safer conditions. Please direct any questions to info@ktasport.com.
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USAT Kansas State Championships postponed.

4 weeks ago

Grand Master Kim's Taekwondo

Dear Taekwondo and Little Dragons Students and Parents,

With increasing concerns about the possible spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19), as well as the flu and other respiratory illnesses circulating during this time of year, the YMCA has issued a response to all YMCA Members, Associates and Program Participants: t.e2ma.net/click/xi9vfc/df9d8db/psjg7f

Specifically, please note the following:

• Children must be fever-free for at least 24 hours without fever-reducing medicine before returning to a program.
• They are encouraging everyone, including Y associates, instructors, members and program participants, who may be experiencing symptoms of respiratory and other illnesses to stay home, unless to seek medical attention.
If we witness a sick child being dropped off to a Taekwondo or Little Dragons class, the child will not be allowed to participate and will be asked to sit in the waiting area until parents can take them back home. We will also be modifying our end-of-class routine to eliminate handshakes with instructors. Instead, we will dismiss with the traditional bows to the flags, Grand Master Kim, Instructor(s) and Head Student only.

Thank you in advance for your good judgement, understanding, and cooperation as we help to provide a safe and healthy training environment for all.

For those interested in, or signed up to participate in the USA Taekwondo Kansas State Championships on March 28th, I inquired to Master Wilson regarding the Tournament’s status. He emailed me back this afternoon, indicating to me that at the present time, the event is moving forward.

He offered this additional information as well:

“As you may have seen, the Mayor of Kansas City has asked for events to be cancelled if there are more than 1000 participants. In my estimation, we will expect less than 200 participants at this year’s event, and even with parents and spectators, I imagine less than 1000. At any given time, we will most likely have far less than that with individuals arriving and leaving throughout the day.

We are monitoring the situation and will continue to take advice from the national office.”

I am not sure that this is the final disposition for this Tournament in light of ongoing cancellations that have occurred today. I will post updates as they are received. I have further asked about refunds for those who do not feel comfortable participating due to fear of exposure, but have not yet received an answer. If you have not registered, I suggest that you hold off at this time. The early bird deadline is March 15. I am hoping to have better information before then.

As always if you have any questions, please ask.

Thanks,
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Dear Taekwondo and Little Dragons Students and Parents,

With increasing concerns about the possible spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19), as well as the flu and other respiratory illnesses circulating during this time of year, the YMCA has issued a response to all YMCA Members, Associates and Program Participants: https://t.e2ma.net/click/xi9vfc/df9d8db/psjg7f

Specifically, please note the following:

• Children must be fever-free for at least 24 hours without fever-reducing medicine before returning to a program.
• They are encouraging everyone, including Y associates, instructors, members and program participants, who may be experiencing symptoms of respiratory and other illnesses to stay home, unless to seek medical attention.
If we witness a sick child being dropped off to a Taekwondo or Little Dragons class, the child will not be allowed to participate and will be asked to sit in the waiting area until parents can take them back home. We will also be modifying our end-of-class routine to eliminate handshakes with instructors. Instead, we will dismiss with the traditional bows to the flags, Grand Master Kim, Instructor(s) and Head Student only.

Thank you in advance for your good judgement, understanding, and cooperation as we help to provide a safe and healthy training environment for all. 

For those interested in, or signed up to participate in the USA Taekwondo Kansas State Championships on March 28th, I inquired to Master Wilson regarding the Tournament’s status. He emailed me back this afternoon, indicating to me that at the present time, the event is moving forward. 

He offered this additional information as well: 

“As you may have seen, the Mayor of Kansas City has asked for events to be cancelled if there are more than 1000 participants. In my estimation, we will expect less than 200 participants at this year’s event, and even with parents and spectators, I imagine less than 1000. At any given time, we will most likely have far less than that with individuals arriving and leaving throughout the day.

We are monitoring the situation and will continue to take advice from the national office.”

I am not sure that this is the final disposition for this Tournament in light of ongoing cancellations that have occurred today. I will post updates as they are received. I have further asked about refunds for those who do not feel comfortable participating due to fear of exposure, but have not yet received an answer. If you have not registered, I suggest that you hold off at this time. The early bird deadline is March 15. I am hoping to have better information before then.

As always if you have any questions, please ask.

Thanks,
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