Friendship Tournament – November 2nd, 2019

The Fall tournament will be held on November 2nd at the Downtown YMCA (402 N. Market) in Wichita.  We will be recruiting help for the tournament, such as management of rings, set up, tear down, registration, photography, runners, and other tasks.  If you are able to support the tournament, please contact KABBA at   Medals will be provided for both forms and sparring.

Click the following links below to download several different files:

Please note that seating is limited at the Downtown YMCA gymnasium, so we ask spectators to bring a folding chair. Parking is available to the south of the YMCA near the Salvation Army building at 3rd and Broadway.

Master Nicole VanNatta
Tournament Director

Wichita Wagonmasters Chili Cookoff and Demo – 09/28/19

Kim’s Academy will once again be participating in the Wichita Wagonmasters Chili Cookoff, scheduled for September 28th, 2019.  At least 6 to 8 volunteers are needed to help with set up, decorating, cooking prep, and serving of the chili.  Set up, decorating, and cooking prep will begin around 7:30am; serving of the chili will start at Noon.  Breakfast will also be offered to those who help (donuts, bagels, orange marmalade, eggs, and sausage).  If you are a coffee drinker please bring your own.

Kim’s Academy students will have several opportunities to get involved with demonstrations during the cook-off:

  • 09:30a – 10:15a : The demo takes place while judging for the cook-off’s Spirit Award takes place.  It will be a quick demo with a coordinated board break.  If you would like to participate you must sign up ahead of time.  Please contact Mr. McKinney at 316-641-3010 or email
  • 12:30p : This demo will led by Master Seglem and take place at the Kim’s Academy booth.  It is open to all students and there is no need to sign up ahead of time.
  • 1:30p : This demo will be performed by the Kim’s Academy Demo Team.  Students are encourage to show up and cheer them on!

If you have any questions or can volunteer please text me at 316-641-3010.

Scott McKinney

Spinning Kick Clinic – September 14, 2019

Attention Kim’s Academy Students!

Senior Master Steve Hilburn is offering a clinic designed to learn and refine one of the more powerful kicks in Taekwondo – the spinning kick.

When:  Saturday, September 14th, 2019 from 1:00 – 2:30pm
Location:  Kim’s Academy Main School, located at 1617 S. Longfellow in Wichita, KS
Entry Fee: One non-perishable Food Bank donation (i.e. canned good or boxed dinner item)

This clinic is designed to introduce the three basic spin kick techniques to students or offer the opportunity to refine and polish these techniques for the advanced rank students that have not recently invested the effort to ensure their spinning techniques are crisp, powerful, and effective.  A flier for the event can be downloaded here.

NOTE: Instructors are strongly encouraged to attend, monitor, and coach their students during and after the clinic.

If you have any questions please email


Board Holding and Breaking Workshop

One of the requirements for passing a belt test is to perform a break of one or more boards using a foot or hand technique.  A successful break relies on understanding the proper breaking techniques.  Equally important is understanding the proper techniques for holding the boards.  Kim’s Academy is offering a workshop to demonstrate these techniques.

When:  Saturday, August 24th, 2019 from 1:00 – 2:30pm
Location:  Kim’s Academy Main School, located at 1617 S. Longfellow in Wichita, KS
Cost: Free
Instructor:  Master Alicia Looney

This event is open to all Kim’s Academy students.  Instructors are encouraged to attend for the benefit of your students who may be attending and also to gain insight into helping students with board breaking in the future.  You can download a flier for the event here.