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New animated image Get Your Rear in Gear 5K Update
The 2020 Get Your Rear in Gear event scheduled for Sunday, August 30th at Veterans Memorial Park in Richfield has been changed to a virtual event.

DATE: Sunday, August 30, 2020 (or whenever you want!)
#GYRIGMyWay any time but join us Sunday, August 30 at 9:00am on Facebook for our virtual event!
LOCATION: You choose…remember to practice social distancing
Course Details: Inside or outside, wherever you get your rear in gear!  #GYRIGMyWay, you choose how you get YOUR rear in gear.
FEES: FREE to participate

We can’t gather to run/walk together so get your rear in gear your way!  Here are some ideas on how to #GYRIGMyWay: Practice Tae Kwon Do patterns/kicking sets, Run/Walk, Hike, Dance, Cook/Bake, Clean, Jump Rope, Bike, Swim, Yoga…the possibilities are endless, you choose.

Happy 4th of July
Hope you all have a wonderful 4th!


Happy Birthday
One of our students turns 9 on June 18th. Happy Birthday Mr. Jackson! Wishing you a wonderful day.


Future Jean-Claude Van Damme
Mr. JT demonstrating his flexibility!


Happy Memorial Day
Thinking of all of you. Stay well. Happy Memorial Day!


TKD Video Library Additions
In this week’s lesson, we are covering 4-Way Patterns, Ki Bon Hyung, Basic Movement, Basic One-Steps #1-7, Advanced One-Step Counter Attacks #1-6, Working Techniques #1-20, Target Striking #1-7, 22 Movement, and 5 Sets of 3-2-1 Steps. Hope you all are enjoying the training videos!

A Special Message from Ms. Ruth
While watching our TKD Video Library today, Ms. Ruth Waters drew a picture and made this sweet card that read “I miss you Master Nam ❤ Ruth.”

Thank you Ms. Ruth! We miss you too. Looking forward to seeing you again soon!

Finalizing our video library!


TKD Video Library
Finalizing our video library! Library content now includes all 8 Pal Gwe patterns, Kicking Combinations #1-12, Intermediate Kicking #1-10, Kicking Practice #1-10, Face Contacts #1-20, and Advanced One-Steps #1-6. More content next week.

Emails will go out to all students this week with link to playlist. Hope you are all doing well. We miss you all!

Training Videos
During this Stay-at-Home order, we want to bring our Tae Kwon Do training to you in your homes.

We are in the process of setting up a private YouTube video playlist for our students to access all of our curriculum ranging from patterns, kicking sets, one-steps, and many others.

The library is ever-growing so check back often for new content.

If you are interested in viewing our playlist, please PM us your email address and we will notify you when it is available.

Stay safe and we will see you soon!


Rise Up – The Step Challenge
Figuring ways to challenge each other and increase our steps. Another video from The Nguyens for some humor and entertainment. Remember to keep moving and your mind as stress-free as possible. Sending you all positive vibes and love as we go through these crazy times. Stay strong.

Tae Kwon Do Classes Cancelled through April
This afternoon the decision was made to cancel all Community Education classes that are occurring now or starting in April. Tae Kwon Do classes are cancelled for now until further notice. Students who have registered for classes starting on 3/31 will be refunded the tuition in full. Students registered in the current session (3/3-3/19) will receive a credit for the cancelled classes to your community ed account for use on any future community education class in ISD 191.

Color Belt and Black Belt Testing will be rescheduled to a future date.

We appreciate you being a part of our Tae Kwon Do Family, and we look forward to seeing you all again soon.

Thank you for your understanding. Take good care of yourselves and your loved ones!

3/17 & 3/19 Tae Kwon Do Classes Cancelled
In response to direction from Governor Tim Walz, Burnsville-Eagan-Savage School District 191 has decided to cancel school beginning Monday, March 16th through Sunday, March 29th. This includes all practices, activities and community education programs, including Project KIDS school-age care, Ready to Grow and Ready to Learn.

All Tae Kwon Do classes for Tuesday, March 17th and Thursday, March 19th have been cancelled. We will most likely schedule make-up classes in April for the cancelled classes.

At this time, our Spring Session I classes will begin on Tuesday, March 31st. For those color belt students scheduled to test this upcoming week, we will reschedule your test in April. As of now, Black Belt Test is still on for Saturday, April 11th.

We appreciate your understanding and continued support so that we may resume our regular classes following this closure. We will provide updates on this page when we receive them.

Take care and we look forward to seeing you all soon!

Saturday Morning Practice
Preparation for Black Belt Test is underway!

Kukkiwon Certifications
Mr. JJ Jones received his 3rd Dan and Mr. Jacob Jones received his 1st Dan certificate on Thursday evening. Congrats gentlemen!


Newly Kukkiwon certified for father-daughter duo! Ms. Brielle Anderson and Mr. Rich Anderson both received their 1st Dan certificate on Thursday evening. Congrats!


New Purple Belt
A little TRI and a lot of UMPH! Mr. Logan Kretz finally crushed his boards on the combo break to complete his purple belt test. Way to go Mr. Logan!!


No TKD Classes on 2/25 & 2/27
No Tae Kwon Do classes on Tuesday, Feb. 25th and Thursday, Feb. 27th. Classes will resume on Tuesday, Mar. 3rd in the Nicollet Middle School auxiliary gym. Have a wonderful week!

Best part of my Job
Always such a good feeling to present a new belt to a student who has worked hard, shows good TKD spirit, and successfully completes their test.


New animated image Blue Belt Promotions
A solid performance by Mr. Dylan Carston on his purple belt test this evening! Congrats Mr. Dylan on your promotion! We are proud of you.


Blue Belt Promotions
Mr. Liam Doan and Ms. Kerry Crawford both had an outstanding performance on their belt test this evening. Great Job on your blue belt promotion!


Adult Student Belt Promotions
Four adult students tested, all four passed. A Grand Slam! Mr. Mike Kretz, Mr. Brian Waters, Mr. Michael Reitz, and Ms. Kathleen Reitz all had outstanding memory, showcased good technique, and crushed their double roundhouse kick break. Great Job to all of you!!


Orange Belt Promotions
Mr. Jackson Nejman and Ms. Sabrin Elmi performed very well during their color belt test this evening. They both smashed their boards. Congrats on your orange belt promotion!


Black Belt Luncheon
Our Black Belts recently gathered for a New Year feast at Super World Buffet today!


Northwoods Conquest
Ms. Rachel Countryman is competing at the Northwoods Conquest Tae Kwon Do Tournament in Wisconsin this Saturday! Good Luck Ms. Rachel!!


Koryo Chunbi!


Determination and Perseverance
Determination and perseverance are two words to describe Ms. Kathleen Reitz’s attitude and focus in her practices and attempts the last few months. She finally crushed her leg over side kick break tonight! Congrats Ms. Kathleen on a job well done!!


Get Your Rear in Gear 5K
Join the Nguyen School of TKD on Sunday, August 30th at Veterans Memorial Park in Richfield for the 2020 Get Your Rear in Gear in an effort to raise awareness for colorectal cancer.

Online Registration:

DATE: Sunday, August 30, 2020
LOCATION: Veterans Memorial Park, 636 East 66th St., Richfield, MN 55423
FEES: Through Sunday, April 26 at midnight
Adult: $31
Youth (12 and under): $16
Kids’ Fun Run (10 and under): $16

7:30 a.m. – Registration
8:20 a.m.- Opening Ceremonies and Team Awards
8:50 a.m. – Kids Fun Run
9:00 a.m. – 5k Timed Run/5k Walk and 1.7 Mile Walk
9:50 a.m. – Post Race Finisher Awards


Holiday Dinner & Awards Banquet Highlights
A memorable evening celebrating 27 years with ISD 191 Community Education is in the books! It was very nice to see students and instructors of past and present and their families. This has been an amazing year. Seven new black belt promotions!

We would like to congratulate all students who were nominated for this year’s awards and to all of our award recipients! We also presented our very first “Courage Award.” Also, congrats to all prize winners!

Thanks to you all for being part of our dojang. Without all of you, we wouldn’t be where we are today. View all banquet photos

2019 Award Winners:

Courage Award – Ms. Kasthuri Kamalanathan
Instructor of the Year – Mr. Eric Nguyen
Tae Kwon Do Family of the Year – The Carston Family
Best Kicks – Ms. Kerry Crawford
Tae Kwon Do Perseverance – Ms. Kathleen Reitz
Most Improved – Mr. Brandon Acord
Tae Kwon Do Spirit – Ms. Michele Gressman
Tae Kwon Do Role Model of the Year – Mr. Brian Waters
Best Manner – Mr. Jackson Albrecht
Competitor of the Year – Mr. Liam Doan


Location Sky Oaks Elementary School, Gymnasium, 100 East 134th Street, Burnsville, MN 55337 Phone (612) 202-8557 E-mail Hours Tuesdays & Thursdays: Youth (Beginner - Yellow Belts) - 6:00 PM - 6:45 PM; Youth (Green - Red Belts) - 6:50 PM - 7:35 PM; Adult (All Levels) - 7:40 PM - 8:45 PM
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