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World Class News The monthly publication of Master Kim’s World Class Tae Kwon Do

April 2012—Volume 9, Issue 4

Break-a-thon iteMs of Note Spring break schedule set Our Greer and Woodruff Road instructors will join forces over spring break. The Greer location will be closed from April 2-7, with regular classes resuming on April 9. Both locations will be closed on Saturday, April 7. We look forward to our students making new friends as the two schools train together.


We’re wild about Project HOPE!

oin in the fun on Saturday, May 5, at our 8th Annual Charity Breaka-thon benefiting Project HOPE Foundation. Our Break-a-thon Safari will kick off at 5:15 p.m. and 7:15 p.m. on Wednesday, April 25, at the Woodruff Road school, as representatives from Project HOPE share their story with us. Learn about this year’s fun, new events, and

Congratulations to newest members of Team World Class

See the black belt ‘Wall of Fame’ Be sure to stop by the Woodruff Road school to see our new black belt “Wall of Fame,” featuring team pictures from Team A to Team T. Many of our instructors were members of the earliest teams—see if you can identify them during their “younger days.” Please contact the school if you have a team picture of Team G, J, K, M, N or P.

find out how you can be involved. Details about sponsorship and volunteer opportunities are available at each school. If you have any business contacts that would be helpful, please email Sarah Everman at The Break-a-thon will again be held at Advent United Methodist Church. Don’t miss out on a roarin’ good time!

Precious cargo: Caleb Hequembourg proudly shows off his baby sister, Ava. Nice baby seat!

TWC/Sparring—John McHaney, Gressette Holt, Anja Gardziola, Conner Caples, David Asbury, Nicholas Crews, John Kang, Concetta Gardziola, Brendyn Heim, Byron Heim, Gabbie Gardziola, Gregory Gardziola, Claire Gyomory, Aidan Miller, Randy Crews, Scott Holt, Noah McCall, Brooke Wheeler, Sean Gilbert, Jacob Garrett, Logan Dorcas, Daniel Stratford, Michael Thomas, Karissa Cue-Andis, Jamie Hill, Alex Hirschburger, Colin Williams, and Mark Gyomory. TWC/Demo—Jacob McHaney, Cameron Tsai, Alex Everman, Jane Dalton, Riley Geoghegan, Blake Andrews, Frankee Francis, Ben Everman, Minha Cho, Ashton Becks, Karina Jiminez, Eric Spears, Leo Markowitz, Jonah Holbrooks, Andrew Smith, Julianne McLendon, Hannah Russell, Conner Miller, Christian Gianni, Evan Miller, Nicholas Cue-Andis, Jack Markowitz, and Jacob Hazel. Best of luck to all of our competitors in the 2012 tournament season! Go, Team World Class!

calendar of events April 2-7—Greer school closed April 7—Woodruff Road school closed April 14—Team U double-black-stripe class, 11:20 a.m.-1 p.m., Greer April 21—Double-black-stripe class, 11:20 a.m.-1 p.m., Greer April 25—Break-a-thon kickoff, 5:15 and 7:15 p.m., Woodruff Road April 25—Belt testing, Woodruff Road (no regular classes at either school). Noon: adults and black belts; 3:30 p.m.: white belt through green belt; 5:30 p.m.: blue stripe through black stripe; 7:30 p.m.: adults and black belts. April 28—Double-black-stripe class, 10-11:30 a.m., Woodruff Road April 28—Master Shim’s World Class TKD tournament. Entry forms due to Mrs. Kim by April 20. May 5—Break-a-thon (no classes) May 12—Team U forms maintenance test, 11:20 a.m.-1 p.m., Greer June 16—ATU Nationals, Atlanta Oct. 6—Master Kim’s World Class TKD Invitational

Please give a friendly welcome to our newest intern master, Master Hyo Jin Kim. Master H. Kim is a recent graduate of Korea National Sport University and an accomplished sparring competitor. He is a Korean National Champion in sparring and bronze medalist at the Collegiate World Championships. Hwan-yong-ham-ni-da, Master H. Kim!

Tournament season begins with Master Shim’s, April 28 The 2012 tournament season begins April 28 at Master Shim’s World Class Tae Kwon Do Invitational in Fayetteville, Ga. Information packets and entry forms are available at each school, with entry forms due to Mrs. Kim by April 20. Fayetteville hotel information is included in the packet, but families may also be interested in the Duluth/Gwinnett area, approximately one hour from the tournament venue. Exit 104/Pleasant Hill off I-85 has many hotels and wonderful Korean restaurants. As the tournament season begins, black belt students are reminded they must compete in at least one tournament per year, in the event(s) of their choosing. This is an important component of Tae Kwon Do training and a requirement to advance to the next dan level. Please see the calendar section for a list of upcoming tournaments.

Big thanks for the success of our martial arts festival

It was an outstanding Martial Arts Festival! Pictured here are Jane Dalton (forms grand champion), and a fired-up Joey Stockton.

contact us There are so many ways for you to keep in touch with us! Visit our Facebook page by clicking here, and be sure to “like” us! You also may visit our web page at And please read the monthly newsletter. New issues will be posted on the Facebook page and the web page at the beginning of each month.

Woodruff Road location 1618 Woodruff Road Greenville SC 29607 (864) 289-0201 Greer location 107 Regency Commons Dr. Greer SC 29650 (864) 552-1256

Thank you to all of the competitors, staff and volunteers who made our Martial Arts Festival a huge success. Both schools presented fantastic teams for the black belt forms competition, with the Greer school edging past Woodruff Road for the win. Congratulations to our forms grand champion winners: Sean Gilbert, Jane Dalton, and Claire Gyomory. We are so proud of everyone’s world class effort! Photos at left.

Summer camp registration is open. Don’t miss out! Spring break camp is almost over, but don’t miss out on Messy Art week, Mad Science week, Super Sports week, or any of our other fun-filled summer camps. Each camp includes daily Tae Kwon Do instruction, field trips, and unlimited fun. Registration is open, and spaces are filling quickly. Information packets and registration forms are available at each school. Contact the school or Maite Rivera at 558-6086 or for more information.

And in brief: è If you are a member of Team U and have not received a double-blackstripe planning packet, please see your school manager as soon as possible. è Please donate old newspapers and magazines for our after-school and summer camp students. Some wonderful artistic creations are planned. è Thank you to U.S. Martial Arts Photography for providing our students with fantastic memories of their Tae Kwon Do training. Watch for details about future photo opportunities.

April 2012 World Class News  

Master Kim's World Class Tae Kwon Do newsletter, April 2012