Main School Mask Requirements Change

Kim’s Academy Students,

Grandmaster Kim has changed the mask requirements for all classes at the Main School from “Mandatory” to “Optional” (with one exception noted below), including family class and black belt class. Also, the requirement to sign up in advance was lifted a few weeks ago.
 
Since there will be many people gathered in the space at tests, currently masks are still required during tests, but Grandmaster Kim will reassess this requirement prior to the August test and information will be sent to those students who sign up to test.  Black belt testers should turn in their test application to Grandmaster Kim by July 30. (Instructors, please remember to send your list of testing color belt students by August 6.)
 
Thank you for your continued patience as we work to protect the health and safety of all Kim’s Academy students.
 
Master Nicole VanNatta
KABBA President

Sparring Class Returns to the Main School

Sparring Classes return to the Main School starting June 18th, 2022.  Students interested in participating are NOT required to make a class reservation beforehand.  The training will be led by Junior Master Alex Stadler, 4th Dan.

Please note:  Students ARE required to wear a mask while in class!

When: Starting Saturday, June 18th, 2022 from 11:00am – 12:30pm
Where: Kim’s Academy Main School
1617 South Longfellow
Wichita, KS 67207
Cost: Free
Eligibility: All Kim’s Academy Belt Ranks
Sparring Gear Please bring your own sparring gear.
COVID Notes: Masks are required at all times.

 

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 https://www.kimsacademy.com/kabba/.

KABBA dues for 2022 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.

Status of Branch School Openings

Main School Restrictions

Regular Main School classes are for students enrolled at the Main School only. Please follow these restrictions when attending class.

  1. Class size limited to 12 people.
  2. No observers. Parents please wait outside the building.
  3. No changing facilities. Please arrive in your dobak. Locker Room is for restroom use only.
  4. Bring your own water bottle.

There will be an online sign-up for students who wish to attend Black Belt Class and Saturday Family Class. You MUST sign up in advance to attend these classes. Sparring Class will not resume at this time.

Black Belt Class : Sign Up Here

Family Class : Sign Up Here

For those students attending a branch school, you should watch for communication from the branch.  Since many of the branch schools are located in “host” facilities, such as churches and the YMCA, they will be required to adhere to the requirements of those locations. Some of these locations may not open classes immediately. Please contact your branch school for detailed information on health/distancing requirements to attend class. A list of known branch statuses is listed below.

Branch School Status

Branch School Status
Ascension Lutheran Church Classes have resumed.
Acrobatic Academy Classes have resumed.
Andover YMCA Classes have resumed.
Bel Aire Rec Center Classes have resumed.
Cheney Rec Center Classes have resumed.
Derby Rec Center – Oaklawn Classes have resumed.
El Dorado YMCA Classes have not resumed.  Please check class schedule page for updates.
Evergreen Rec Center Masks should be worn when in the halls or office, but are optional in class.
Goddard United Methodist Church Classes have resumed.
Great Bend Classes have resumed for 7p-8p class only.
Hoisington Classes have resumed.
Newton Rec Center Classes begin June 1st and only Monday/Wednesday 6pm-7pm will be offered until further notice.  Class size is limited to 10 students and will need to check-in at the front desk.  Additionally, students will only be able to pay single class drop-in fee until further notice.
North YMCA Classes have resumed.
Northwest Wichita (Believer’s) Classes have resumed.
South YMCA Classes have resumed.
Other YMCA Facilities Not Listed Here Classes have not resumed.

For information on branch schools not listed, please contact the branch directly.

Status on Kim’s Academy Reopening

COVID-19 Precautions: Updated May 29, 2020

Kim’s Academy of Taekwondo is committed to the health and safety of all students and instructors. In an effort to mitigate the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic and promote social distancing, Kim’s Academy will adhere to Governor Kelly’s reopening plan, Ad Astra: A Plan to Reopen Kansas.

Governor Kelly has announced that the state plan will move into modified Phase 2 on May 22, and the Kim’s Academy Main School will resume classes for students enrolled at the Main School on Tuesday, May 26. Because of the size of the dojong, Grandmaster Kim will need to limit class sizes, for now, to 12 students. Students enrolled and attending the Main School should call to confirm there is room in a class. 

There will be NO CLASSES at the main school on Memorial Day, May 25.

Parents will be asked to remain in their cars, to allow space for students.  The number of training pads available for class will be limited.  Each time a training pad (focus pads, body shields, wave master, etc) is used, it will be required to be cleaned before the next class. Cleaning of the facility will need to occur between classes to limit the spread of the virus.  If you do NOT feel well, please stay home, even if you think you just have a cold.  Grand Master Kim is in the vulnerable age group, as are many Kim’s Academy instructors. 

Students who wish to wear masks, gloves, or other protective equipment, may do so. Hand sanitizer will be available but you are welcome to bring your own. Please check any announcements from the Governor regarding Phase 2 restrictions. 

 

Main School Restrictions

Regular Main School classes are for students enrolled at the Main School only. Please follow these restrictions when attending class.

  1. Class size limited to 12 people.
  2. No observers. Parents please wait outside the building.
  3. No changing facilities. Please arrive in your dobak. Locker Room is for restroom use only.
  4. Bring your own water bottle.

There will be an online sign-up for students who wish to attend Black Belt Class and Saturday Family Class. You MUST sign up in advance to attend these classes. Sparring Class will not resume at this time.

Black Belt Class (begins May 27) Sign Up Here

Family Class (begins May 23) Sign Up Here

For those students attending a branch school, you should watch for communication from the branch.  Since many of the branch schools are located in “host” facilities, such as churches and the YMCA, they will be required to adhere to the requirements of those locations. Some of these locations may not open classes immediately. Please contact your branch school for detailed information on health/distancing requirements to attend class. A list of known branch statuses is listed below.

Branch School Status

Branch School Status
Ascension Lutheran Church Classes have resumed.
Acrobatic Academy Classes have resumed.
Bel Aire Rec Center Classes are being held via Zoom through May and will start in-person classes in June.
Derby Rec Center – Oaklawn Classes start June 18.
Newton Rec Center Classes begin June 1st and only Monday/Wednesday 6pm-7pm will be offered until further notice.  Class size is limited to 10 students and will need to check-in at the front desk.  Additionally, students will only be able to pay single class drop-in fee until further notice.  (Information updated 05/29/20 @11pm).
All YMCA Facilities Will open May 18 but will NOT reopen Taekwondo classes at this time.

For information on branch schools not listed, please contact the branch directly.

 

Class Health Guidelines

Each student and family should make their own decision on attending classes. For those choosing to attend classes, please follow these guidelines.

  1. Do not attend class if you are sick or exhibit any symptoms.
  2. Wash or sanitize your hands before and after class, and at any class breaks.
  3. Do not shake hands. Instead, bow to other students/instructors.
  4. Cover your mouth if you cough, using your elbow if possible. Leave class to wash your hands if you need to cover your mouth with your hand.
  5. Wash your dobak or workout clothes after each class.

 

Visit the CDC website for further recommendations.
www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/community

The details of the Ad Astra Plan can be found at https://covid.ks.gov/ad-astra-a-plan-to-reopen-kansas/.

We look forward to seeing you in class as soon as possible.