Black Belt Training Event – January 25th, 2019

Attention all Black Belts!

KABBA is pleased to announce the next training event that every Black Belt should find beneficial as they advance through Dan ranks.

When: Saturday, January 25th, at 11:00am – 04:00pm.
Where: Kim’s Academy Main School, 1617 South Longfellow

The cost is $5 (exact change only), but KABBA members get in free.  If you would to join KABBA, visit the KABBA page.  For questions or to reserve your spot, please RSVP to kabba.board@gmail.com.  The following classes will be offered during the event:

Sparring Techniques – Master Ken Louis, 5th Dan Master Instructor
When is the right time to take a step back on the mat? When is the right time to try a back kick? If you don’t know, Master Louis will be sharing fundamentals of sparring and the most effective drills for instructors to help students practice footwork to move around the ring.

Korean Terminology – Grandmaster Joon Y. Kim, 9th Dan Grandmaster Instructor
Go beyond “charyiot “ and “joon-bi.” In this class, Grandmaster Kim will give an overview of Korean terms relating to taekwondo techniques.

Teaching Self-Defense – Sr. Master Dany Monares, 6th Dan Master Instructor
Not a Self-Defense skills class, but a chance to learn how to structure a class for the non martial arts person. Master Monares teaches.

Specialty Kicks – Mr. John Bozeki, 3rd Dan Instructor
Take your demo planning to the next level. Mr. Bozeki brings the “WOW” to this class that displays high-flying, super-rotating, viral video-making kicks. Along with teaching the techniques, the class will include direction to help instructors teach the moves to their students.

Running a test – Sr. Master Josh Mostowitz, 6th Dan Master Instructor
Do you know what the Masters up front want to see during a test? Curious about which techniques need to be ready when? Master Mostowitz will go over running a test, from basic to advanced techniques, and how to prepare students for a successful test experience.

You can download a flyer for the event here, and a summary of these classes is provided here.

Christmas Banquet 2019

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 14 at 6pm at Glenn Park Christian Church. The address is:

2757 South Glenn Avenue
Wichita, Kansas 67217

Black belts will provide turkey & ham – please note we are still looking for 4 more turkeys and 3 hams for the banquet.  If you would be willing to bring a turkey or ham, please let Sr. Master Kraig Seglem know by sending him an email to kseglem@gmail.com.  The meat must be completely cooked and sliced; turkeys should be de-boned and sliced.

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.

Friendship Tournament Corner Judge Training and Rules Review – Oct 27th

This training will be held on October 27th from 3:00 – 4:30pm.  All Black Belts are invited to attend! 
 
Master Caroline Park will hold a training session to review the sparring rules & corner judging for the Friendship Tournament.

Corner Judges will learn electronic trigger scoring and manual paper scoring. There will also be an opportunity for center referees to practice.

Videos to supplement this training are available online. http://www.kimsacademy.com/tournament-training-videos/

Friendship Tournament Referee and Judge Training – October 2nd

This training will be held at the end of black belt class on October 2nd from ~8:45 – 9:30pm.  All Black Belts are invited to attend! 

Master Caroline Park will hold a training session to review the sparring rules & referee hand signals for the Friendship Tournament.

This is a good opportunity for referees, judges, and coaches to learn the rules specific to our tournament, and there will be time for center referees to practice hand signals.

Videos to supplement this training are available online. http://www.kimsacademy.com/tournament-training-videos/  

Open Streets ICT Demos – 09/22/19

Kim’s Academy will once again be participating in Open Streets ICT, scheduled for September 22nd, 2019.  Open Streets ICT is a FREE community-building event that closes a usually busy street to traffic and opens it for biking, walking, running, dancing, yoga, and more!  All Wichitans are invited to join in the fun, and to stop at the local businesses, restaurants, street vendors, and the major activity hubs situated every mile along the route.

Kim’s Academy students will have several opportunities to get involved with demonstrations during the event:

  • 12:30p : Master Meinhardt will be holding Spirit Award practice in Delano at the roundabout.  The Spirit Award competition will occur at the Chili Cookoff being held on 09/28/19.
  • 1:30p : This demo will be performed by the Kim’s Academy Demo Team.  Students are encourage to show up and cheer them on!
  • 2:30p : This demo will be led by Master Hawkins at Clifton Square in College Hill.  It is open to all Kim’s Academy students.

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

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.

Kim’s Academy students will have several opportunities to get involved with demonstrations during the cook-off:

  • 09:30a – 10:15a : The demo takes place while judging for the cook-off’s Spirit Award takes place.  It will be a quick demo with a coordinated board break.  If you would like to participate you must sign up ahead of time.  Please contact Mr. McKinney at 316-641-3010 or email kabba.board@gmail.com
  • 12:30p : This demo will led by Master Seglem and take place at the Kim’s Academy booth.  It is open to all students and there is no need to sign up ahead of time.
  • 1:30p : This demo will be performed by the Kim’s Academy Demo Team.  Students are encourage to show up and cheer them on!

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

Thanks,
Scott McKinney

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.