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.

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