IMPORTANT BUT SAD NEWS!
Grand Master Uhm, Woon-kyu passed away June 10, 2017 in Seoul Korea. GM Uhm was the president of the Kukkiwon, president of Chung Do Kwan, vice president of World Taekwondo Federation, and vice president of Korea Taekwondo Association. He was the world leader of Taekwondo for over five decades. He was instrumental in the spread of Taekwondo worldwide.
GM Uhm holds a very special place in our organization and we owe him much for his service to Taekwondo. He and Grand Master Park had a very special 60 plus year relationship that surpassed student and teacher. Our loss is very great indeed.
GM Uhm visited our national tournament in November 2011 in Grand Rapids Michigan USA and said he was very impressed with our traditional Taekwondo organization. In his remarks to the 600+ competitors he emphasized three traditional Taekwondo core principles:
- Respect & follow your instructor
- Love & respect your fellow students… both your senior and junior
- Earn the respect of your community.
We will honor him by living these principles.
GM Uhm will always hold a special place in the heart of our organization and his legacy will live on through us.
Our sympathies go out to his family and the entire Taekwondo family around the world.
Upcoming Black Belt Test for Klingbeil and Ramos Institute
Klingbeil and Ramos Institutes Black Belt testing will be held on Friday, August 25, 7:00 p.m. at the Ionia Armory.
2017 State Games of America
World Class Tae Kwon Do is proud to be the Host for the State Games of America being held in Grand Rapids Michigan on August 3-5, 2017!!
Registration is already underway at:
2017 Tae Park-WCTKD Tournament
November 10-11, 2017 are the dates of this years Tae Park-WCTKD tournament in Grand Rapids, Michigan. The organization Black Belt testing will be held on Friday with the National tournament being held on Saturday.
Hope to see you there!
Senior Master Susan Lofquist
National Tae Park-WCTKD Tournament Director
Lewis Institute Tae Park Mid-South TKD Association; Tae Park National Seminar, Color-Belt & Black Test: April 7th & 8th 2017
Once again we will be using The Drury Inn in Paducah, Kentucky as our hotel for the seminar. Reservations can be made by reserving online, go to www.druryhotels.com, then enter Group Number 2276976. Reservations may also be made by calling 1-800-325-0720 and refer to the Group Number 2276976.
Ensing-Lofquist-Williams Institute Testing
On August 20, 2016 the Ensing-Lofquist-Williams summer testing was held at the Kentwood Community Building in Kentwood, MI. Present as guest judges were Master Robert Klingbeil and Master Don Ross. A dinner was held at the Beltline Bar after the testing. Winner of the ‘high score’ was Loren Saba of Williams Institute.
Wrona Institute – Grand Rapids, MI USA
Mr Seth Davies, a 2nd Dan Wrona Institute, will be taking his wife and three children to Indonesia for two years. He will be teaching school there.
Mr Davies is a history teacher at Grand Rapids Christian High School who instituted the Tae Kwon Do class that is in its 4th year of being taught as part of the Physical Education curriculum there. A student was only allowed to take one semester in the beginning. Now they are allowed to continue on. This class does have some students who have earned their Green Belt. The instructor now is Mr Harold Gee, a 1st Dan under Master Wrona.