Kick-a-thon update. Remember the Kick-a-thon is on Oct 20th from 4:00-7:00
and benefits the Project Action foundation, ultimately leading to martial arts
scholarships here in Martinsville. Please use the sign up sheet posted on the
wall to tell us how many kicks you plan to do. We need to anticipate how many
people are doing how many kicks for the purposes of organization. We also need
volunteers to count kicks and deal with other administrative matters. Parents
and friends are welcome to assist in this capacity, and there is a sign up sheet
for that as well. Lastly, our quest for matching grants from corporate sponsors
has so far been disappointing, so if anyone could lend assistance in this
regard, we would appreciate the help getting our foot in the door. GMA thanks
everyone in advance for all the hard work and support.
Report Card Checklist It is once again report card time, so all students
at Martinsville are required to bring in a copy of their report cards to confirm
that school remains a top priority. Have Mr. Sieg or Ms. Charlton check you off
Horangi Cup results DPU hosted their first tournament, the Horangi Cup on
Oct. 6th. DPU was of course well represented on its home floor. Congratulations
to the following people for their performance in their respective divisions
Jessica Brandt Beginner 3rd forms, 2nd sparring Zach Boardman Advanced
2nd forms, 3rd sparring Tracy Charlton Advanced 3rd forms, 2nd sparring
Jenny Dill Advanced 1st forms Kathy Husmann Intermed 3rd forms, 3rd
sparring Arnulfo Mendoza Advanced 3rd forms, 4th sparring Renae Rogers
Intermed 1st forms, 1st sparring Jennifer Stanley Beginner 1st forms, 1st
sparring Mr. David Yoshida Black 3rd forms, 4th sparring Mrs. Mandy
Yoshida Black 4th forms, 3rd sparring Most importantly, DPU team 1 (Mr.
Yoshida, Zach Boardman, Kathy Husmann, Renae Rogers, and Jennifer Stanley) won
the team championship. It defeated DPU team 2 (Mrs. Yoshida, Arnulfo
Mendoza, Tracy Charlton, Derek Thayer, and Jessica Brandt) in the finals after a
tough victory over the IU team in the semis. Notables include Mr. Yoshida having
possibly the "point of the tournament" when he landed a roundhouse-narabong fake
into a reverse kick, lifting his opponent off his feet. This set the tone for
Mr. Yoshida to win the match and vindicate a couple of previous losses in prior
tournaments to the same competitor. Renae Rogers, a 6th kup green belt, also
came through in the clutch by upsetting a 2nd kup from IU to clinch the team
victory and ensure the Horangi Cup stayed at DPU.
Bedford Tournament Details: We will be attending a tournament in Bedford
on Oct 13th. Competition is in forms, sparring, and an optional event of
breaking for and additional fee. The breaking competition consists of three
breaking stations, with competitors being judged on difficulty and success in
breaking. Competitors must supply their own boards, and peewee boards are
allowed for children. Mandatory sparring gear includes arm and leg guards,
headgear, mouthpiece, groin protection, and chest protectors. Chest protectors
may be borrowed from GMA that day if needed. Cost for two events is 35.00, third
event (breaking) is an additional 5.00. Spectator fee is 5.00. Doors open at
9:00 am; competition will start at 11:00. Plan on a little over an hour drive
time from Martinsville. Directions: Take 37S to Bedford. Turn left onto Hwy 50E
at 16th street stop light. Follow to Bedford Junior High School, approximately 3
miles down the road. Tournament signs should be posted.
Fall Foliage Parade We will be marching in the Fall Foliage parade on
Sun, Oct 14th. Participants must be at the Martinsville High School by 12:30 for
the 1:30 parade start time. We are told we are going to be located in "division
5", which is relatively close to the high school. Come dressed in full uniform.
Please try to wear white tennis shoes if you can. (TKD shoes are preferred).
The instructors will also be doing something for customer appreciation night
on Thurs. evening, but this is geared towards the general public and is not of
value for current students (although some of the adult students and parents may
want to come to some of the self defense clinics we will host throughout the
Testing and Seminars USHF seminar on Oct. 27th and 28th. All Hapkido students
should be getting a USHF newsletter with more details. But this one is shaping
up to be a big opportunity to learn from great instructors. TTCA Testing is
tentatively scheduled for Thurs. Oct 25th at DPU. That means Martinsville
students eligible to test will have a mandatory pre-test on Tues the 23rd. We
are waiting on GM Choi to confirm he can re-arrange his schedule to make it.
TTCA black belt testing Nov. 3rd at the TTCA headquarters in Louisville
Free TTCA colored belt seminar on Nov 10th. The TTCA masters are putting on a
free seminar open to all colored belts and white belts (no black belts). The
class will be held at Ohio Valley TKD school starting at 11:00. It will probably
last about 2-3 hours.
USHF belt testing will be held at DPU on Oct 10th. A test is planned in early
Nov for the Martinsville school.
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