Friendship Tournament – November 2nd, 2019

The Fall tournament will be held on November 2nd at the Downtown YMCA (402 N. Market) in Wichita.  We will be recruiting help for the tournament, such as management of rings, set up, tear down, registration, photography, runners, and other tasks.  If you are able to support the tournament, please contact KABBA at kabba.board@gmail.com.   Medals will be provided for both forms and sparring.

Click the following links below to download several different files:

Please note that seating is limited at the Downtown YMCA gymnasium, so we ask spectators to bring a folding chair. Parking is available to the south of the YMCA near the Salvation Army building at 3rd and Broadway.

Master Nicole VanNatta
Tournament Director

Wichita Wagonmasters Chili Cookoff and Demo – 09/28/19

Kim’s Academy will once again be participating in the Wichita Wagonmasters Chili Cookoff, scheduled for September 28th, 2019.  At least 6 to 8 volunteers are needed to help with set up, decorating, cooking prep, and serving of the chili.  Set up, decorating, and cooking prep will begin around 7:30am; serving of the chili will start at Noon.  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.

All Kim’s Academy students are invited to attend up to two Taekwondo demonstrations that will be held at the cook-off.  The first demonstration will occur from 11:15a – 11:45a while judging for the cook-off’s Spirit Award takes place.  It will be a quick demo with a coordinated board break.  The second demonstration will occur from 12:30p – 1:00p and will demonstrate various Taekwondo techniques.

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

Thanks,
Scott McKinney

Spinning Kick Clinic – September 14, 2019

Attention Kim’s Academy Students!

Senior Master Steve Hilburn is offering a clinic designed to learn and refine one of the more powerful kicks in Taekwondo – the spinning kick.

When:  Saturday, September 14th, 2019 from 1:00 – 2:30pm
Location:  Kim’s Academy Main School, located at 1617 S. Longfellow in Wichita, KS
Entry Fee: One non-perishable Food Bank donation (i.e. canned good or boxed dinner item)

This clinic is designed to introduce the three basic spin kick techniques to students or offer the opportunity to refine and polish these techniques for the advanced rank students that have not recently invested the effort to ensure their spinning techniques are crisp, powerful, and effective.  A flier for the event can be downloaded here.

NOTE: Instructors are strongly encouraged to attend, monitor, and coach their students during and after the clinic.

If you have any questions please email kabba.board@gmail.com.

 

Board Holding and Breaking 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, August 24th, 2019 from 1:00 – 2:30pm
Location:  Kim’s Academy Main School, located at 1617 S. Longfellow in Wichita, KS
Cost: Free
Instructor:  Master Alicia Looney


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.

Derby BBQ Fest, June 8th 2019

Kim’s Academy will be holding a demonstration at this year’s BBQ Fest in Derby on June 8th, 2019 from 9:30am to 10:30am.  The BBQ Fest is located at High Park, 2801 James Street in Derby, Kansas.  All Kim’s Academy students are welcome to participate!  Please wear your dobak and arrive by 9:15am; meet at the amphitheater in the center of the park.  If you have any questions please email kabba.board@gmail.com.

Newton Women’s Expo, June 1st 2019

Kim’s Academy will be holding a demonstration at this year’s Women’s Expo in Newton on June 1st, 2019 from 11am to Noon.  The expo is located at Trinity Heights United Methodist Church, 1200 Boyd in Newton, Kansas.  All Kim’s Academy students are welcome to participate!  Please wear your dobak and arrive by 10:45am.  If you have any questions please email kabba.board@gmail.com.

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.