Self-Defense Workshop in Lyons, Kansas

Kim’s Academy is pleased to offer a self-defense workshop at the Great Plains Women Expo being held in Lyons, Kansas on April 26th and 27th.  The workshop will be led by several Kim’s Academy Black Belt instructors and three sessions will be offered.

Location: The Celebration Center & Bar K Bar Arena, located at 1145 E. 56 Hwy in Lyons, Kansas

Session #1: Friday, April 26th from 5pm to 7pm.
Session #2: Saturday, April 27th from 10am to Noon.
Session #3: Saturday, April 27th from 1pm to 3pm.

In these sessions participants will receive information on how to address strong and violent acts of aggression and attack toward women.  The Instructors will present a full range of Personal Body Weapons (beyond just hands and feet) that can be used when faced with an attacker.  Strike points and pressure points will be explored and participants will the opportunity to practice strikes.  Instructors will present several common attack situations and demonstrate a simple set of responses designed to enable the victim to escape or counter the attack.  The overall objective of the workshops is to stimulate thinking about personal safety and initiate planning for establishing or improving personal safety practices, both in and outside of the home.

Please note:  The Instructors for this event have already been selected for the workshop so volunteers are not needed to teach.  Kim’s Academy students of any belt rank are invited as participants in the workshop.

A PDF version of this information can be downloaded here, and a flyer for the Great Plains Women Expo can be downloaded here.  For questions please contact Senior Master Diana Hilburn at 316-734-8439.

 

Kim’s Academy Merchandise Sale

KABBA is pleased to offer Kim’s Academy Logo Apparel and Merchandise for 2019!  Hurry though, orders will be accepted only through May 10th, 2019.

Download a copy of the 2019 catalog and decide which items you’d like to purchase.  Prior to placing an order please download and review the Ordering Instructions here or review them below, then download the Order Form in PDF or Excel format to make your choices.  If you have any questions, need help getting the Order Form, or whatever – please contact Master Terese Lewis at: 316-687-3608 (home), or 316-648-0063 (cell), or tlewis34@cox.net

 

INSTRUCTIONS FOR SUBMITTING ORDERS

  1. All Orders must be submitted with payment.  Only paid orders will be processed.
  2. Orders should be mailed (or brought) to the Main School:
    • Kim’s Academy
      ATTN: KAABA – Logo Apparel
      1617 South Longfellow
      Wichita, KS 67207
  3. Download Order Form in either format: PDF or EXCEL.  These require CASH or CHECK PAYMENT.   Items are listed down the left side of the page.  (Most items have Color selections).   Sizes are listed across the top of each item grouping.  Prices listed on the left are for regular sizes, there are mark-ups for 2XL and above.  The mark-up amounts vary, and are listed beneath the respective size of each item grouping.  For BOTH formats:
    1. Complete the GREEN Boxes at the top with your personal contact information. Please provide all information.
    2. Find the item you are purchasing down the left side. On the LINE for the color of the item you wish to purchase, enter the quantity NUMBER of items you are purchasing for each size in the columns to the right. (Please do not use X’s).
      • The EXCEL format will calculate the final cost of your purchases for you. Then print the completed form.
      • The PDF format will require being printed first, then complete by hand on the printed form. PLEASE PRINT LEGIBLY
      • Completed orders should be delivered at the main school with check or cash payment.
        Checks should be made payable to KABBA (Kim’s Academy Black Belt Association).
  4. Purchase by CREDIT CARD – Limited Opportunity
    1. DURING the April Belt Test (April 12 & 13) at the Main School
    2. DURING the May 4th KABBA Meeting (Saturday 9:00 am – 10:00 am) at the Main School.
    3. Credit Card purchases will have the credit card processing fee added to total.
  5. Paper Order Forms will also be available at the Main School (from April 12th through May 10th).

Please be sure to include on the order form your TELEPHONE NUMBER, your BRANCH SCHOOL or INSTRUCTOR NAME, and your EMAIL ADDRESS so that you can be contacted with order confirmation.  For confirmation, you may also send an electronic copy of your completed file to KABBA.Board@gmail.com with a subject heading of “2019 Offering – Logo Apparel  & Accessories”

If you don’t get a confirmation email or phone call – PLEASE follow up NO LATER THAN May 12 – as your information may have been illegible, or not received.

Self-Defense Class – How to Teach

Attention Kim’s Academy Black Belts!

Sr. Master Diana Hilburn is organizing a “train the trainer” class to promote the teaching of self-defense.

When:  Saturday, March 30th, 2019 from 1:00 – 4:00pm
Location:  Kim’s Academy Main School, located at 1617 S. Longfellow in Wichita, KS
Instructors: Grand Master Kim and a guest instructor

This event is open to all Kim’s Academy Black Belt students and any Red/Black tips that recently pre-tested for Danbo.  Grand Master Kim will begin the training and then turn it over to Bruce Morton.  Bruce has taught Self Defense to the Wichita Police academy and the State academy for over 30 years.  He is the only instructor in Wichita authorized to teach women at the Rape Crisis center.  Whether you have never taught self-defense, or teach it on a frequent basis, you are encouraged to attend.  KABBA has self-defense as a key initiative to help grow the school.  We need more instructors capable of teaching self defense classes.  We will also having a drawing to give away three Self Defense books at the end of class.  Each participate will be given a “free” raffle ticket to be eligible for the drawing.  There is no cost for this class or the raffle ticket.  You must be present at the end of the class to be eligible to win one of the books.    The three book titles are “Gift of Fear” by Gavin De Becker, “Left of Bang” by Patrick Van Horne and Jason Riley, and “When Violence is the Answer” by Tim Larkin.  Mr. Morton strongly recommends all three to anyone planning or currently teaching self defense courses.

This is a great opportunity to learn from someone that has been recognized across the state for his Self Defense training!  If you have any questions please email kabba.board@gmail.com.

 

Board Breaking and Holding 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, March 2nd, 2019 from 12:30 – 2:00pm
Location:  Kim’s Academy Main School, located at 1617 S. Longfellow in Wichita, KS
Cost: One non-perishable Food Bank donation (i.e. canned good or boxed dinner item)
Instructor:  Sr. Master Steve Hilburn

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.

KABBA Gift Wrapping Fundraiser

Kim’s Academy black belts will be wrapping gifts as a fundraiser for equipment.

Bring your unwrapped holiday gifts to us and we’ll wrap them for a small donation. We provide the wrapping paper, bow, and name tag. Prices vary depending on gift size.

Address: Towne East Mall (7700 E Kellogg Drive North, Wichita, KS 67207)
Location: Upper Level, Northwest Corridor in front of Specs Eyewear
Date/Time: Friday, December 21st from 4pm to 7pm

Drop off your gifts during this time and pick it up at the end. You can download a flyer for the event here.

Christmas Banquet 2018

Attention all Kim’s Academy Students!

It is that time of year again! The annual Kim’s Academy Christmas Banquet will be held on Saturday, December 15 at 6pm at Glenn Park Christian Church. The address is:

2757 South Glenn Avenue
Wichita, Kansas 67217

Black belts will provide turkey & ham. Everyone else is asked to bring a salad, side dish, or dessert. This is a great time to get together with our extended Kim’s Academy family. All Kim’s Academy students are welcome to attend and bring your family and friends. The flyer for the event can be downloaded here.

Join KABBA Now

BLACK BELTS!

Kim’s Academy Black Belt Association (KABBA) relies on membership dues to support our mission, and we need your help to continue to promote Tae Kwon Do and Kim’s Academy. By paying annual dues, you can provide a foundation for the continued education of Kim’s Academy students.

KABBA was formed to support Kim’s Academy of Tae Kwon Do by educating members and Kim’s Academy students in the skills of Tae Kwon Do and to promote Tae Kwon Do. Kim’s Academy students benefit from the support of KABBA as we provide financial and logistical support for belt tests, picnics, Christmas banquet, tournaments, and special events throughout the year.

All Kim’s Academy Black Belts are eligible to become members of KABBA. KABBA members are invited to attend special black belt-only training events throughout the year. As a member, you will also be able to take an active role in directing the future of Kim’s Academy by voting on KABBA initiatives and officer elections.

More information about KABBA can be found at http://www.kimsacademy.com/kabba/.

KABBA dues for 2019 are $20 per person, payable to KABBA. To pay your dues, please fill out this form and you can drop it with your check in the KABBA can at the main school or mail to:

KABBA c/o KABBA Vice President
1617 S. Longfellow
Wichita, KS 67207

You can also use the PayPal link below to pay your dues online

If you would like more information about the Kim’s Academy Black Belt Association, please email KABBA.Board@gmail.com or talk to one of our officers listed on the KABBA page.

Grand Master Kim’s 70th Birthday Celebration

Grand Master Kim's 70th Birthday Celebration

January 12, 2019 @ 6:00pm to midnight

Details

Reception and Cash Bar Opens @ 6:00pm
Dinner Served Promptly @ 7:00pm
Dress Code is semi-formal

Venue

Wichita Marriott
9100 East Corporate Hills Drive
Wichita, KS 67207

Please join us in celebrating Grand Master Kim’s birthday on January 12, 2019 at the East Wichita Marriott.  The celebration includes dinner, entertainment, and dancing.

Reservations, required to attend the event, are now closed.

Any questions?  Please email kimsacademyevents@gmail.com.

Upcoming Judge/Referee Training Sessions

Attention all Kim’s Academy Black Belts!

Master Caroline Park, Head Referee, will present the Friendship Tournament rules and conduct training for judges and center referees.  This provides the best opportunity to brush up on your referee skills.  There are several training sessions offered, and all of them will be held at the Main School (location information for the Main School is here).

  • Monday, September 17th, 2018 from 8:40p to 9:20p.
  • Wednesday, September 26th, 2018 at 8:40p.
  • Sunday, October 21st, 2018 at 1pm.

Videos are available here which cover corner scoring, referee commands, and poomsae commands.

Master Nicole VanNatta
Tournament Director

Wichita Wagonmasters Chili Cookoff – 09/22/18

Kim’s Academy will once again be participating in the Wichita Wagonmasters Chili Cookoff, scheduled for September 22, 2018.  Last year Kim’s placed 3rd out of 90 teams that competed in the Spirit and Booth decorations category.  This year we would like to be First Place!  We are working on a Demo schedule and should have more details soon as well as location of the booth – please check back for updates.

At least 10 to 12 volunteers are needed to help with set up and cooking prep, which will begin at 8am.  If you sign up in advance you will receive a Kim’s Academy T-Shirt generously donated by KABBA.  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.

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

Thanks,
Scott McKinney