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Announcements

Ben Bishop Wins Gold in Breaking at Regionals

2024 U.S. Regional Taekwondo Qualifier – East Lansing, MI

Let’s give a round of applause to Ben Bishop for his exceptional performance this past weekend at the 2024 U.S. Regional Taekwondo Qualifier in East Lansing, MI! Ben showcased his skill in breaking, securing a well-deserved gold medal for his performance.

In sparring, Ben fought tough throughout the weekend. He gave the #2 seeded U.S. Champ an extremely competitive match, but ultimately came up a bit shy with an ending score of 8-13. However, Ben’s sparring over the weekend was a success, as he placed fifth overall. Unfortunately, he was just out of reach of qualifying to advance on to Nationals this year, but we wish him all the best as he continues to strive for excellence.

We’re very proud of you, Ben! Keep practicing and moving forward.

Congratulations to our Newest Color Belts!

Congratulations to the following students who belt tested in May:

Daniel Brown - Promotion to Yellow Belt

Yara Hassouna - Promotion to Yellow Belt

William Zellers - Promotion to Yellow Belt

Jerry Shovlin - Promotion to Orange Belt

Kayla Ross - Promotion to Green Belt

Quinn Johnson - Promotion to Blue Belt

Lucas Myers - Promotion to Purple Belt

Natali Reeves - Promotion to Purple Belt

Gracie Short - Promotion to Purple Belt

Logan Twigg - Promotion to Purple Belt

Mauri Peake - Promotion to Brown Belt

Landon Munn - Promotion to Provisional Black Belt

Dads on the Mat

TKD Class: June 18th

Dads and/or Grandads, join your student(s) on the mats for the TKD class on Tuesday in honor of Father’s Day.

Your student will be your personal instructor for the day and will guide you through learning Basic Form 1, 1-Step #1, and a few kicking techniques.

Closed for Independence Day

July 4th, 2024

We will be closed on Thursday, July 4th in observance of Independence Day. No TKD classes. Classes will resume as normal the following Tuesday.

Have a safe and happy 4th of July!

Tae Kwon Do Video Tutorials

Did you know we have tutorial videos available? There are videos available to help you practice at home with your forms, 1-steps, and belt tying. All tutorial videos can be found in the Media Library within your Kicksite account.

In addition to the tutorials, the Media Library also has useful resources, including the TTKD Student Handbook and Belt Test Requirement sheets. You can find the Media Library located on the left toolbar.

T-Shirts Permitted

Since its beginning to get hotter, you may wear t-shirts during class during the months of June, July, and August! However, it must be a Tioga Tae Kwon Do T-Shirt. T-Shirts are optional, you may still wear your Do Bok if you decide not to wear a t-shirt.

T-Shirt orders are now available and orders may be placed with the button below. All orders must be submitted by June 15th.

Corben Conklin Receives the
2024 TTKD Academic Scholarship Award

Congratulations to Corben Conklin, of Athens Area School District, for being this year’s recipient of the Tioga Tae Kwon Do Academic Scholarship Award! We’re very proud of you!

Corben will be attending Bloomsburg University in the fall to pursue a degree in Environmental, Geographical, and Geological Sciences.

The Tioga Tae Kwon Do Academic Scholarship award of $500 recognizes a student that had demonstrated outstanding academic and martial arts performance and will be pursing a college degree. Corben is our 11th student to receive this award.

Tuition Reminder

Please remember monthly tuition is due by the first class of the month. Tuition received after the 10th calendar day is subject to a $25 late fee. Payments can be made on the TTKD website or directly in you Kicksite account. If you don’t have an invoice on your account, please see Master Tom.

Other Classes

Black Belt Class

No Black Belt Class This Month

These classes are once a month and open to all black belt and provisional black belt students at no additional charge. Our next Black Belt Class will resume in July. This class focuses on advanced techniques, black belt forms, instructor training, and black belt philosophy.

Weapons Class

Monday, June 24th @7:15PM

This class is once a month and open to all students, blue belt and up, at no additional charge. 

If you have your own weapon(s), you are welcome to bring them to this class to practice with. We have nunchucks, Arnis sticks, and bo staffs available for anyone that doesn’t have their own weapon.

Testing

Friday, June 28th

This month’s testing will be on Friday, June 28th. Testing will begin promptly at 5:30 PM. Doors will open at 5:00 PM. Please arrive early enough to stretch, warm-up, and run through your forms and 1-steps a few times. Stretching and warming-up are not part of the test.

All Students will be notified at least one week in advance via email and will register via their Kicksite account. Test fees are due by the Thursday before the test. Payments must be made prior to the test night.

White TTKD uniform and belt are required
NO T-SHIRTS! NO COLORED PANTS!

*Anyone arriving after 5:30 PM, will not be permitted to test and must wait until the next test date.

Tournaments

Workshops & Special Events

Private Lesson/
Workshop/Party

Interested in holding a private lesson, workshop, or party? TKD… Self Defense… Birthday Party… See Master Tom for details.

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