Please find the contents of our Fall 2015 Newsletter Below. You can also view the PDF
version if you prefer
KAT Starts All Black Belts Class
The Korean Academy of Taekwondo is starting our ‘all black belt class’ with the first class on September 26th and the next class on November 7th. KAT is an extremely diverse school, not only in respect to people’s backgrounds, but our locations, skill levels, favorite part of training (sparring, demo, grappling, etc). It’s our greatest strength, but also our greatest weakness. The all KAT black belt class is a way to let the instructors from all our different programs train together. The first class was very popular, and we can’t wait for the next one!
2nd Annual Ninja Mile Rocks
The 2nd Annual Ninja Mile was held on September 12th, 2015. Everyone had a great time. The winners of the divisions were Rylan (Boys), Camilla (Girls), Mahayla (Teen Girls), Max (Teen Boys) Shayna (Women) and Curtis (Men). This year’s course featured a longer race for teens and adults. The Ninja Mile Course will also feature in the black belt test.
Video Games and Movies from Camp Available
The KAT Summer Camp Page has been updated to have all of the movies, video games, and comic books that we have produced http://kattaekwondo.com/summer-camp/
- You can now order our tshirts online at: https://squareup.com/market/korean-academy-of-tkd
- Anyone who is with COMPASS BANK can select us in the Compass for the Cause. It’s FREE for you, but they will donate some of the processing fees to our foundation. The AFFINITY CODE is 109577
- We will soon be starting a crowdfunded plan to get Daedo Electronic scoring gear for our foundation. http://kattaekwondo.com/crowdfunding-for-electronic-scoring-gear/
Sifu Kisu Seminar Was Incredible
KAT partnered with the Rocky Mountain Kung Fu Alliance to bring Sifu Kisu Star, the martial artist who created the ’bending’ arts on Avatar to a seminar. It was a great experience for everyone involved. See photos and more at:
Twin Dragons Tournament—April 16-17
Set your calendars now ! The next tournament will be on April 16-17th, 2016 at Metro State University of Denver. Students can earn a piece of their tri-medal Stay tuned for more information as the date gets close r—and this year will also feature the once in every 3 years Double Dragon Punch drink.
Congratulations to Medalists from Nationals
Congrats to everyone who won medals in the USA National Championships. In AAU Nationals, Grace won 3rd. In USAT Nationals, Grace had a crazy day to win 2nd. Master Laron Younger won silver in sparring in the black belt division. Adam Mohmand won silver in red belt sparring, while Salma won silver, Cip bronze, and Axel Gold from Storm WSHS. Jared Younger also won silver. Isaac Smith won bronze from Littleton, while Melody Goldanloo win silver, Kia won bronze and Xavier Nail won bronze. See the full results at:
Josh K also won a spot on the AAU national team for the 4th consecutive year!
Daisy’s Cancer is back
Unfortunately we have some heartbreaking news to report. KAT student Daisy Walsh’s brain cancer has returned after a brief remission. Please keep her and her family in your thoughts and prayers during this incredibly difficult time. To follow along and see how you can help, visit the Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/HopeForDaisy