|Ethan Cowart with instructors Karen Johnson and Dwight Stevens|
Kicking off Summer
Eleven-year-old Ethan Cowart started his summer by earning his deputy black belt in testing recently at the Stevens Point YMCA. Cowart demonstrated 5 taegeuk forms, advanced kick combinations and his sparring skills. He also broke a board with a back spinning sidekick.
Other taekwondo students from Stevens Taekwondo Academy also tested successfully for color belt promotion. Elizabeth Murray won the first place trophy and high yellow belt Kaleb Bicknase earned second place . The trophies are awarded for excellence in the testing.
|Kaleb Bicknase and Elizabeth Murray|
Grand master Dwight Stevens was assisted in the judging by senior masters Mark Henkel and Karen Johnson. She is the owner and master instructor of the Stevens Taekwondo Academy: a New Way of Life on Isadore Street.
Changes in Schedule
Dr. Stevens has announced two changes to the year's schedule:
The August promotion testing will be conducted on August 10, starting at 7:30 p.m.
There will be a two week break after the last class, on October 19, of the first fall session: the second fall session will begin on November 7, and end December 14.
Black Belt News
Former assistant instructor senior master James Henkel visited in June and brought his young children to class. The third generation of Henkels is learning kicks.
Any visiting black belts are welcome to stop by evening workouts, or send news of their training, jobs or family to Master Hilde Henkel, firstname.lastname@example.org