New ranks, big smiles!
Standing tall and proud, we are happy to announce Ms. Jane Waters, Mr. Samuel Pannier, Mr. Benjamin Pannier, Ms. Ayleen Joseph, Ms. Ila Waters, Ms. Ayzel Joseph, and Mr. Vincent Daddario have successfully passed their test on Tuesday evening. Great Job to All!
Tae Kwon Do Classes Cancelled on 1/3
Due to current weather and road conditions, I made the decision to cancel all Tae Kwon Do classes this Tuesday, January 3. Based on the amount you paid, your community education account will be credited the cost of one class day.
We will start the new session this Thursday, January 5. Just a reminder, we will be in the Sky Oaks Elementary School (100 East 134th Street, Burnsville) in the gym.
Be safe tonight, see you all on Thursday!
Tae Kwon Do Classes Cancelled on 12/22
Due to inclement weather, all Tae Kwon Do classes this Thursday, December 22 have been cancelled. ISD 191 has cancelled school and all after-school activities including Community Education classes. Based on the amount you paid, your community education account will be credited the cost of one class day.
Just a heads up, classes starting in January will be moving to Sky Oaks Elementary School (100 East 134th Street, Burnsville) in the gym. It is a much bigger space so we can all be in the same room. Classes begin on Tuesday, January 3.
A handful of openings remain for the youth beginner and adult classes for the January session. If you are interested in continuing or haven’t already enrolled, please register before classes fill.
Wishing you and your family a happy and safe holiday season! See you in the new year.
Color Belt Promotions
Mr. Benjamin Davis, Mr. Mason Gonzalez Lawellin, Ms. Sylvia Luoto, Ms. Ruth Waters, Mr. Ethan Sutton, and Ms. Mikayela Althoff all performed well on Tuesday evening and earned their new ranks. Great Job to All!
Color Belt Promotions
We are proud to announce Mr. Matthew Countryman, Mr. Joshua Nguyen, Mr. Simon Engelhard, Ms. Fiona Holcombe, Ms. Valerie Hernandez, Ms. Yusra Musefa, Ms. Afran Musefa, Mr. Habeb Musefa, and Ms. Lilly Thompson have successfully passed their test on Thursday evening. Great Job to All!
12/15 Tae Kwon Do Classes at Eagle Ridge Middle School
As of now, all Tae Kwon Do classes this evening (12/15) will still go on as planned at Eagle Ridge Middle School (13955 Glendale Rd., Savage) in the cafeteria (Commons area). Park on the right side of the building and enter the door that has the flagpole. The cafeteria is straight ahead as you enter. Doors should be open by 5:30 p.m.
Students scheduled to test will be testing after the first class. We will split the cafeteria into two sections, one area for testing and the other for the youth advanced/adult class.
Safe travels this evening. Hope to see there.
Color Belt Promotions
Mr. Iñaki Blanco Sáenz, Mr. Jayden Mai, Mr. Pranav Kanuri, and Mr. Job White had an overall good performance on their belt test this evening. Congrats boys on your new rank promotion!
12/8 Tae Kwon Do Classes at Burnsville High School Cafeteria
All Tae Kwon Do classes this Thursday, December 8th will be held at Burnsville High School (600 Highway 13 E., Burnsville) in the cafeteria. Please use the main Door 5 to enter and the cafeteria E100 is straight ahead.
Location Changes for December Tae Kwon Do Classes
Classes on December 8 will be held at Burnsville High School (600 Highway 13 E., Burnsville) in the cafeteria. Please use the main Door 5 to enter and the cafeteria E100 is straight ahead.
Here are the scheduled class dates and the location:
11/29/2022 – Nicollet Middle School (Cafeteria)
12/1/2022 – Eagle Ridge Middle School (Cafeteria – Commons area)
12/6/2022 – Nicollet Middle School (Cafeteria)
12/8/2022 – Burnsville High School (E101 Main Cafeteria)
12/13/2022 – Nicollet Middle School (Cafeteria)
12/15/2022 – Eagle Ridge Middle School (Cafeteria – Commons area)
12/20/2022 – Nicollet Middle School (Cafeteria)
12/22/2022 – Nicollet Middle School (Cafeteria)
Reminders will be sent out before each class with the location change.
11/29 Evening Tae Kwon Do Classes
Tae Kwon Do classes will go on as planned this evening. Very slick roads so use your judgment whether or not you are comfortable driving under current conditions. Safe travels for anyone venturing out tonight. Hope to see you in a bit.
12/1 Classes at Eagle Ridge Middle School Cafeteria
All classes this Thursday, December 1st will be held at Eagle Ridge Middle School (13955 Glendale Rd., Savage, MN 55378) in the cafeteria. All other classes are at Nicollet Middle School cafeteria.
From our family to yours, Happy Thanksgiving!
New Color Belt Promotions
Ms. Mahlet Tilahun, Ms. Amen Demise, Mr. Odin Kai Chang, Mr. Colin Speer, and Mr. Luke Conley all performed exceptionally well on their test and smashed their boards this evening. Great Job and Congrats on your new color belt promotions!
No Tae Kwon Do classes on 11/3
Just a reminder, there are no Tae Kwon Do classes this Thursday, November 3rd due to school conferences. Classes will resume on Tuesday, November 8th. Have a great weekend!
Diamond Nationals World Karate Championships
Many moons since our return to the Diamond Nationals World Karate Championships this past Saturday, Oct. 22nd! Fun day watching some high-level competition and catching up with old friends.
Hiking and Side Kick
Stick a side kick over the Mississippi River. A beautiful day hiking and exploring the Frontenac State Park!
No Tae Kwon Do classes on 10/20
Just a reminder, there are no Tae Kwon Do classes this Thursday, October 20th due to MEA. Classes will resume on Tuesday, October 25th. Have a great weekend!
Artwork from Ms. Lilly Thompson
Learning about the Korean flag in class recently, Ms. Lilly Thompson sketched out the flag via scratch paper art. Great Job Ms. Lilly! It is now hung in my office.
9/27 Tuesday Tae Kwon Do Class at Sky Oaks Gym
There is a school function at Nicollet this Tuesday, Sept. 27th after school until 8 pm. All Tae Kwon Do classes for Tuesday night will be held at Sky Oaks Elementary School (100 E. 134th St., Burnsville) in the gymnasium at the regular times. Sky Oaks is next door to Nicollet. We apologize for any inconvenience. See you all then!
Fall Session I
Our fall session begins on Tuesday, September 6th! A few remaining spots are open. Register here.
Tae Kwon Do Demonstration – Celebration of Diversity
Celebrating diversity with local artists and speakers, Mr. Robb, Master An, Mr. Joshua, and Master Nam performed a Tae Kwon Do demonstration for the U.S. Probation and Pretrial Services!
A fun mid-summer workout with a few of our adult students!
Tae Kwon Do Demonstration – City of Minneapolis Immigrant Heritage Month
In recognition of Immigrant Heritage Month, World Refugee Day and Caribbean Heritage Month, my brother An, my son Joshua, and I performed Tae Kwon Do at the June 15, 2022 festivities held at the City of Minneapolis. A fun and wonderful event!
Custom School Apparel
Mr. Logan looking sharp with his new custom school sweatshirt!
Create your own at: https://www.mylocker.net/shops/nguyen-school
Tae Kwon Do Demonstration – Minneapolis Asian Pacific Employees (MAPE) Potluck
This past Tuesday the Minneapolis Asian Pacific Employees (MAPE) resource group hosted its first annual potluck in light of Asian Heritage Month for all City of Minneapolis employees. Mr. Eric and Master Nam got an opportunity to talk Tae Kwon Do and do a little demonstration at a fun event!
New 1st Dan Black Belt Promotions
In a typical year, about 100 students enroll in our Tae Kwon Do program. Of those 100, 90 of those students earn orange belts. Of those 90, maybe 25 will get to blue belt. Of those few remaining, only 1 or 2 students will achieve the rank of Black Belt. Earning a Black Belt requires hard work and dedication. Today was extra special for all of us. A fun-filled educational morning of training and retesting from Master Lee! We are very excited to announce that Ms. Gabby Angeles, Ms. Rachel Countryman, Mr. Michael Reitz, Mr. Mike Kretz, and Mr. Brian Waters have all earned their 1st Dan. They have all dedicated time and worked very hard the last several years to get to where they are today. Welcome to our Black Belt Family! Congrats to all of you!!
Our new online store is up! Purchase your own custom t-shirts, sweatshirts, hats, accessories, and many more with our school logo. Check it out!
1st Dan Black Belt Test
A fun day of black belt testing! Mountains of boards lay broken, smashed bricks and rubble everywhere. For the first time in a black belt test, no one missed a break. Mr. Mike, Ms. Rachel, Mr. Brian, Ms. Gabby, and Mr. Michael all performed exceptionally well on their test. A few things to spot check for next time, but we will get it done soon. Great Job to All!!