Wichita Wagonmasters Chili Cookoff and Demo – 10/01/22

Attention all Kim’s Academy Students!

KABBA is once again sponsoring Mr. Scott McKinney into this year’s Wichita Wagonmasters Chili Cookoff, being held on Saturday, October 1st, 2022.  Chili tasting starts at Noon.  This is the 35th year for the event and in years past has drawn between 8,000 and 10,000 people.  Students can help in one of several ways:
  • Help with design, set up and decoration of the booth (and win the Best Booth prize!)
  • Generate excitement for spectators walking by the booth with a cheering section, promoting Kim’s Academy and showing your enthusiasm for Taekwondo (please wear your dobak for this).  If permitted we will also have a “mini-demo” in the section.

Remember, participation in demos and events is part of your progression in rank!  If you can participate please arrive by 10:15am.  Look for the Kim’s Academy flag at the booth located near the corner of St. Francis and Douglas.  Bring a water bottle, shoes, belt, and wear you dobak.

If you have any questions please contact Mr. McKinney by phone or text at  316-641-3010, by email at  kickutkd@gmail.com.  You can find information on following CDC guidelines here.

 

Fall 2022 Poomsae Competition

Attention all Kim’s Academy students!
 
We know many of you have recently returned to your TKD classes after a long hiatus away, and are looking forward to seeing your TKD friends from other schools and participating in events. Today, Kim’s Academy Black Belt Association is excited to announce a Fall Poomsae Competition!
 
When: November 5th, 2022 from 11:00am – 3:00pm (Your assigned time will be emailed after registration.)
Where: Kim’s Academy Main School
1617 South Longfellow
Wichita, KS 67207
Cost: $10 Entry Fee Per Competitor
Eligibility: All Belt Ranks and Ages

Registration

Registration for the event is now closed.

Additional Information

If you have any questions please review the Frequently Asked Questions below or contact KABBA at kabba.board@gmail.com.
 
To download or view the flyer, click here.
 
Click here to review two important videos related to poomsae competition.
 
 
 

Frequently Asked Questions

How are the competitor’s bracketed?
Bracketing depends on the total number of competitors that have signed up.
 
What time does my competitor need to be at the event?
All competitors will be given a time slot to attend.  This information will be sent via email several days before the event. To ensure you receive the information, please make sure you provide a valid email address during registration.
 
Are you still following COVID-19 protocols/restrictions? 
Masks are currently required at the Main School.  COVID protocols will be assessed prior to the tournament date and the requirements will be included in the competitor email listing your time slot.
 
I might test between now and the tournament.  What belt rank should I choose?
Register using the belt rank you will be on November 5th. If you are not sure, you can wait until after the October belt test to register for the tournament.
 

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.

 

Board Holding Training

As students progress to black belt, one of your responsibilities is to hold boards at belt tests and in class. KABBA is offering this workshop to help students learn and improve their board holding skills. This class is targeted to those students who haven’t yet had a lot of practice or don’t yet feel comfortable holding boards, but who are willing to hold boards for others at tests or class. Newly promoted black belts are encouraged to attend so that you can hold boards at upcoming tests.

The training will be led by Master Alicia Looney, 6th Dan.  Download a flyer for the event here.

When: Saturday, June 25th, 2022 from 1pm – 2:30pm
Where: Kim’s Academy Main School
1617 South Longfellow
Wichita, KS 67207
Cost: Free
Eligibility:
  • All Kim’s Academy Red Belts and Black Belts
  • Kim’s Academy Yellow through Blue Belts (with your instructor’s recommendation)
Registration: Online only; limited to 20 total attendees.  Click here to register.
COVID Notes: Masks are required at all times.

Improve Your Poomsae – 01/29/22

This training will provide insights and techniques to help improve your poomsae performance.  Whether you want to improve for competition, demonstrations, or testing; this training is for you. The training is appropriate for all red belt and black belt levels, including advanced students and masters. The training helps strengthen fundamental understanding of poomsae techniques and concepts and provides participants with tools to continue improvement after the course.

The training will be led by Master Caroline Inay-Park, WT International Poomsae Referee.

When: January 29th, 2022 from 11:15am – 1:15pm
Where: Kim’s Academy Main School
1617 South Longfellow
Wichita, KS 67207
Cost: Free to KABBA members. $5 to Non-Members (Fee to be collected at the door.)
Eligibility: All Kim’s Academy Red Belts and Black Belts
Registration: Online only; limited to 20 total attendees.  Click here to register.
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 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.

Wichita Wagonmasters Chili Cookoff and Demo – 09/25/21

Attention all Kim’s Academy Students!

KABBA is once again sponsoring Mr. Scott McKinney into this year’s Wichita Wagonmasters Chili Cookoff, being held on Saturday, September 25th, 2021.  Set up, decorating, and cooking prep will begin around 6:00am, with serving of the chili starting at Noon.  This is the 34th year for the event and in years past has drawn between 8,000 and 10,000 people.  Students can help in one of several ways:
  • Work with Mr. McKinney to cook the chili and serve it once the taste testing starts.
  • Help with design, set up and decoration of the booth (and win the Best Booth prize!)
  • Generate excitement for spectators walking by the booth with a cheering section, promoting Kim’s Academy and showing your enthusiasm for Taekwondo (please wear your dobak for this).  If permitted we will also have a “mini-demo” in the section.

Remember, participation in demos and events is part of your progression in rank!  If you can participate please arrive by 10:15am.  Look for the Kim’s Academy flag at the booth on St. Francis, just north of Douglas (the approximate address of the booth location is 111 North St. Francis).  Bring a water bottle, shoes, belt, and wear you dobak.  Click here to for a brochure with more details.

If you have any questions please contact Mr. McKinney by phone or text at  316-641-3010, by email at  kickutkd@gmail.com, or the Facebook event posted at the Kim’s Academy Facebook page.  You can find information on following CDC guidelines here.