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.

Black Belt Training Event – January 25th, 2020

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  You can also RSVP online using this link.  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.

Self-Defense Workshop in Lyons, Kansas

Kim’s Academy is pleased to offer a self-defense workshop at the Great Plains Women Expo being held in Lyons, Kansas on April 26th and 27th.  The workshop will be led by several Kim’s Academy Black Belt instructors and three sessions will be offered.

Location: The Celebration Center & Bar K Bar Arena, located at 1145 E. 56 Hwy in Lyons, Kansas

Session #1: Friday, April 26th from 5pm to 7pm.
Session #2: Saturday, April 27th from 10am to Noon.
Session #3: Saturday, April 27th from 1pm to 3pm.

In these sessions participants will receive information on how to address strong and violent acts of aggression and attack toward women.  The Instructors will present a full range of Personal Body Weapons (beyond just hands and feet) that can be used when faced with an attacker.  Strike points and pressure points will be explored and participants will the opportunity to practice strikes.  Instructors will present several common attack situations and demonstrate a simple set of responses designed to enable the victim to escape or counter the attack.  The overall objective of the workshops is to stimulate thinking about personal safety and initiate planning for establishing or improving personal safety practices, both in and outside of the home.

Please note:  The Instructors for this event have already been selected for the workshop so volunteers are not needed to teach.  Kim’s Academy students of any belt rank are invited as participants in the workshop.

A PDF version of this information can be downloaded here, and a flyer for the Great Plains Women Expo can be downloaded here.  For questions please contact Senior Master Diana Hilburn at 316-734-8439.


Instructor Training Event – July 28th, 2018

KABBA has planned our next instructor training event. We will offer a full day of training classes aimed at helping instructors improve their Tae Kwon Do teaching skills and to create consistency within Kim’s Academy.  The date for this event is Saturday, July 28. The class will run all day 9am to 4pm with a one hour lunch break.

Various topics will be presented throughout the day from several instructors, ranging in rank from Jr. Master to GrandMaster.

The training event is geared towards instructors and assistants. We also encourage any black belt who helps instruct in class or would like to be an instructor in the future to attend.

When: Saturday, July 28, at 09:00am – 04:00pm, with a one hour lunch break.
Where: Kim’s Academy Main School, 1617 South Longfellow

The event is open to all Kim’s Academy black belts.  The cost is $5 (exact change only), but KABBA members get in free.  If you would to join KABBA, visit the KABBA page.

You can download a flyer for the event here, and the schedule of events planned is here.  Please email if you have any questions.