Kim’s Academy Students Compete at Nationals in Salt Lake City, UT

An impressive group of Kim’s Academy students travelled to Utah this month to test their skills at the 2018 USA Taekwondo National Championships. Thank you to everyone who has encouraged and supported these students and their families! Special thanks to coaches and parents for all of the time, hard work, and resources that go into getting to Nationals. Congratulations, students! You make us proud! 

Isabella Burdick placed 3rd in breaking! She made it to finals in forms, and also competed in sparring.

Addison Parrott competed in breaking, forms, and sparring.

Daniel Kaysch made it to finals in forms! He competed in sparring and lost to the competitor who went on to take gold in his division.

Jeffrey Moore defended his title! He is the three-time heavyweight national champion in sparring.

Courtney Weir placed 3rd in breaking, and made it to the finals in forms.

Alex Stadler competed in forms.

Jacquelyn Locke and Thomas Towne volunteered their time and efforts as Level One coaches. Thank you so much for all your hard work!

Dovie Burdick, Keith Kasych, and Rich Weir (not pictured) supported our competitors as board holders.

Instructor Training Event – July 28th, 2018

KABBA has planned our next instructor training event. We will offer a full day of training classes aimed at helping instructors improve their Tae Kwon Do teaching skills and to create consistency within Kim’s Academy.  The date for this event is Saturday, July 28. The class will run all day 9am to 4pm with a one hour lunch break.

Various topics will be presented throughout the day from several instructors, ranging in rank from Jr. Master to GrandMaster.

The training event is geared towards instructors and assistants. We also encourage any black belt who helps instruct in class or would like to be an instructor in the future to attend.

When: Saturday, July 28, at 09:00am – 04:00pm, with a one hour lunch break.
Where: Kim’s Academy Main School, 1617 South Longfellow

The event is open to all Kim’s Academy black belts.  The cost is $5 (exact change only), but KABBA members get in free.  If you would to join KABBA, visit the KABBA page.

You can download a flyer for the event here, and the schedule of events planned is here.  Please email kabba.board@gmail.com if you have any questions.

TKD Demo – Derby BBQ Festival

The city of Derby and the Derby Recreation Commission have asked us to perform a demo for the Derby BBQ festival Saturday, June 9, 2018!  The DRC is excited to partner with our school, and this is a great chance to grow our Derby and South Wichita presence.

When: Saturday, June 9, at 10:00am – 11:00am. Please arrive by 9:45am.
Where: High Park (1600 E. James St) in Derby, KS
The DRC will have a booth at the festival. The demo will be near the booth. **Look for the Derby Rec Booth.**
Cost: The festival is free to enter.  Tickets may be purchased to eat or vote for BBQ competitors

The demo will cover:

  • Basic classroom techniques and forms
  • Moderate level classroom techniques and forms
  • Advanced/Competition level techniques and forms
  • Sparring
  • Self Defense
  • Board Breaking

All students are welcome to attend the demo, however, it will be easier to group students together if we have a count of who can be there. Please email kabba.board@gmail.com and let us know if you can attend.  You can download a flyer here.