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.

The details of the Ad Astra Plan can be found at

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

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



  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 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.

Join KABBA Now


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

KABBA dues for 2020 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 or talk to one of our officers listed on the KABBA page.