Summer 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 Summer Poomsae Competition!
 
When: July 17th, 2021 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: $5 Entry Fee Per Competitor
Eligibility: All Belt Ranks and Ages
Please note the deadline for registration is July 9th – after that date no additional submissions will be received.  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.
 
For tips on what Judges will be looking for during the competition, click here.
 

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.
 
Why are you only allowing online registration? 
This is to allow advanced scheduling so that we can maintain small groups inside the dojang at all times.
 
I might test between now and the tournament.  What belt rank should I choose?
Register using the belt rank you will be on July 17. If you are not sure, you can wait until after the June belt test to register for the tournament.
 

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

Friendship Tournament – November 3rd, 2018

The Fall tournament will be held on November 3 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 in 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

Kim’s Academy Students Compete at Nationals in Salt Lake City, UT

An impressive group of Kim’s Academy students travelled to Utah this month to test their skills at the 2018 USA Taekwondo National Championships. Thank you to everyone who has encouraged and supported these students and their families! Special thanks to coaches and parents for all of the time, hard work, and resources that go into getting to Nationals. Congratulations, students! You make us proud! 

Isabella Burdick placed 3rd in breaking! She made it to finals in forms, and also competed in sparring.

Addison Parrott competed in breaking, forms, and sparring.

Daniel Kaysch made it to finals in forms! He competed in sparring and lost to the competitor who went on to take gold in his division.

Jeffrey Moore defended his title! He is the three-time heavyweight national champion in sparring.

Courtney Weir placed 3rd in breaking, and made it to the finals in forms.

Alex Stadler competed in forms.

Jacquelyn Locke and Thomas Towne volunteered their time and efforts as Level One coaches. Thank you so much for all your hard work!

Dovie Burdick, Keith Kasych, and Rich Weir (not pictured) supported our competitors as board holders.